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Horror and Gender: What is it about the treatment of women?

Horror is a gender stereotyped industry. That’s a fact, and there is plenty of evidence to suggest so (years upon years to be precise). But, before I bash horror, it should be said too, for parity, that so is nearly every other genre. You can’t escape stereotypes, because they create narratives from which writers build

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Essay: When is kindness not kindness? When it’s twisted into nonsense and crammed down your throat by Kyle Heger

If your e-mail inbox contained materials from a county jail cheerfully announcing its participation in something called “The Great Kindness Challenge,” complete with smiling faces, peace signs and flower graphics, you might feel a queasy sense of disconnection. Then, you’d know how I felt getting a similar message from my son’s public elementary school, which,

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