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The Flower of the Orient

SEPT / OCT 2017: BY MARIANNA KAPLUN

I am not a prize to be won!

Far, far away in the kingdom of Agarabah lives beautiful and brave princess, the daughter of the Sultan—Jasmine. She lives according to its strict laws, but with all her heart wants to feel freedom. Jasmine doesn’t know a powerful desert magic waits to be unlocked, ready to change her world forever… Continue reading The Flower of the Orient

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The Feminist Western: A Vision of Equality

JULY / AUG 2017: BY CHARITY BISHOP

Westerns are often male-centric tales, drenched in the symbolism a great untamed frontier where you survive on pure grit and determination with a trusted rifle at your side. As women gain a more significant presence as leading characters, the modern western has evolved from a male-dominated script to stronger female roles. In many older westerns, the women serve as a backdrop: wives, sweethearts, or prostitutes. Continue reading The Feminist Western: A Vision of Equality