I thought of upgrading a possible comment of mine to the previous post, as I think I would have a couple of points of a more general interest to make.
Having read the post, St suggested we read Foucault; he offers a number of valuable insights on matters of the politics of the body.
One could also visit the local Institute of Gender Studies (website). They have recently released a media and gender handbook, which contains even more case studies (serious ones, too), some of which quite revealing.
I feel that some readers should (res)train themselves to only attack opinions and ideas instead of people, especially using expletives. I mean, “fucking”? tsk, tsk, tsk; “hellhole”? shocking: even I would not say this, and I live here. A propos, look at this quote, again from the comments:
No loxias I’m sorry.You ARE wrong.You came here a few years ago and for some reason you think that you know the place and it’s people better than people who lived there all their lives.
Still, despite all the openness and camaraderie (I still hope) of the blog medium, I am not obliged to tolerate people claiming I tell “outright lies” or branding me deluded and insane. Without an apology, no more comments will be welcome by such people. I’m sorry, it is a matter of dignity.