Hate in a Community That is Based on Love: Femme Shaming in The Gay Community

by AHMED EMİN ÇOBANOĞLU The gay community proclaims itself as an open-minded, safe space in which gay and queer men are free to be their true selves, but this sadly is not the truth. In fact, there is a hierarchy within the community on top of which masculine, muscular jocks stand and under which twinks... Continue Reading →

Dystopian Traits of The Hunger Games and Their Affects

by Özge Sapmaz (Illustration by sanjota)   The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins, is a popular trilogy that impresses people with its dystopian elements and the hope it gives to the people to break free from dystopia. The author tells the story of a dystopic country called Panem that is controlled by a very... Continue Reading →

Big Brother is Watching Your Language, Literally: How 1984s Big Brother and Gilead of The Handmaid’s Tale uses Language as a Tool of Power

(Addis) ‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’ Ludwig Wittgenstein, a philosopher of language amongst many others, described the power of language along these lines. Dystopia is ‘‘an imagined world or society in which people lead wretched, dehumanized, fearful lives’’. A fundamental characteristic aspect of dystopian worlds is control over others,... Continue Reading →

Analyzing the Texts around Us

by AREEJ SAEED          Communication derives from the Latin word “communicare” meaning “to share” (Dictionary.com) any kind of information or message among people. It is not always done through speaking; it could be written or symbols. Texts (ads, TV series, artworks and so on) are means for communication or to share messages. Sometimes these messages... Continue Reading →

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