The growing rift between men and women

I’ve just read an article in The Sunday Times about the rise of ‘Men Going Their Own Way’ or ‘MGTOW‘ – a movement which involves men choosing to actively distance themselves from women, and refrain from marriage or having children.

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Everything you see is a lie

I left the lid to Pandora’s box unhinged, so

that I might see some of the light filter down

And feel the warmth of sun-rays in-between.


Sometimes the tales that we never look for

Become the stories that we have always told:

Histories scratched into our beating hearts.


She’s fragile, nervous, petrified in layered ice

The crystal knight moves to fish her from the

gloom. A brave gesture, it may seem so.


She won’t struggle, stricken limp with purity

You’ll wring her dry, smooth out angel wings

And entrap her to your breast’s eternal tomb.


Pull back the petals, tear them from their roots

And stamp them into your precious collection

The delicate flower vignette, now preserved.


You admire these tireless tomes in your mind,

The mental shelf  of your fortune so wealthy, weighted;

it’s a wonder that you do not cower and break.


You keep a treasure trove of glistening corpses,

still warm with the breath of roses that you stole,

and a-fixed so cleanly to your worn secret map.


But sometimes I spit fire, to keep myself warm.

I will maim you, I will mark you and I will cut you:

To sculpt beauty from the ashes of your flaws.


So tell me: when will you stop listening to me?

And teach me where you were taught to stare

In all emptiness, without the light of a soul.

Can a horror film be feminist?

2015’s It Follows (directed and written by David Robert Mitchell) offers up a rarity for horror film fans: an enticing story concept that potentially holds subtle feminist undertones.

Could a piece of entertainment nestled within a genre with the sole purpose to terrify really challenge the issues that surround female sexuality?

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