Judith Butler, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Feminism

  I watched the first episode of RuPaul's drag race (it's on Netflix if somehow this cultural phenomenon has passed you by), one of his aphorisms is "you're born naked...the rest is drag" and this never fails to make me think of Judith Butler, so what follows is an account of gender performativity and how it… Continue reading Judith Butler, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Feminism


Memory – what is it?

Remembering Mrs Dalloway I am currently reading Mrs Dalloway, and a theme that stands out for me is memory. “it was extraordinary how vividly it all came back to him, things he hadn’t thought of in years” (p.66) this is a line from Peter Walsh when he casts his mind back his younger days spent… Continue reading Memory – what is it?