Through the Looking Glass: Disney Princesses and Online Identity

This week internet freedom is once again a hot issue, with Theresa May announcing new powers for police to keep tabs on individual IP addresses for the sake of ‘national security’. Dr Paul Bernal is a Law lecturer at the University of East Anglia, and whilst specialising in internet privacy, also knows his subject can seem a little dry to us laypeople. Fortunately he also knows his Snow White from his Cinderella. Adapted from his well-received presentation on the same subject (also posted below), here is an article originally published on his blog explaining privacy issues through the medium of Disney Princesses. It is nothing short of spectacular…

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The Witch of Your Mother – The Spanish Coven

To celebrate Halloween, Hollywood Hegemony proudly presents horror academic Irene Cuder’s thought provoking essay regarding the role of witches in demonising female empowerment. 

                    Irene also features in our final Horror Cuts film “Witching and Bitching”

As Creed states, “there is one incontestably monstrous role in the horror film that belongs

to woman – that of the witch” (Creed, 1993, p. 73). The film Witching and Bitching,

aka Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (de la Iglesia, 2013) offers a good example of a filmic

representation of male tension towards female empowerment by introducing a recently

divorced father who abducts his son and perpetrates a robbery and in her attempt to leave

Spain to start a new life with his son, he encounters an evil coven. Continue reading