Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Weapon of War

War has raged through the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade — it has been called the deadliest conflict since World War II.
Both the Congolese army and rebel groups 
have condoned rape as a weapon of war.
Armed groups use rape to tear apart families, 
spread disease and weaken communities. 
Women are often victimized doubly — first by their rapists and secondly by spouses or family members who then find it dishonorable or socially unacceptable to associate with them.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Picture of Woman Decay

"My dear boy, no woman is a genius. 
Women are a decorative sex. 
They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly."
(Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Madame Bovary

"She had finished at last, she thought, with all things treacherous and base, with all the lusts of the flesh that had tortured her. She hated no one, now. A vague twilight was lowering upon her spirit, and, of all earthly sounds, Emma heard only the intermittent lamentation of that poor heart of hers, a lamentation soft and indistinct, like the last echo of a symphony dying away in the distance".
(Gustave Flaubert:  Madame Bovary)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012