Porn and the sexual imagination

Cultivating your sexual garden with porn by Carol Hay, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and author of Think Like a Feminist: The Philosophy Behind the Revolution. Porn holds a mirror up to society. Most mainstream porn – the free stuff – is misogynistic and demonstrates a casual loathing of women. The personalized market algorithm that advertises you a new kettle the moment you half-mention to a friend you might need a new kettle, is also mining your search history, location, and other data to bring you the porn it thinks you want – and often in our … Continue reading Porn and the sexual imagination

Being Persian

To be Persian before nationalism was to belong to a generous, plural identity woven through language, kin and manners by Mana Kia is associate professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University in New York. She is the author of Persianate Selves (2020). Edited bySam Haselby At the end of the 19th century, under the looming shadow of European colonial encroachment, political and intellectual elites in Iran began to draw on nationalist forms of belonging as a way to unify the various ethnic and religious groups that lived within its territory. The nation was gaining ground at this … Continue reading Being Persian