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Nudity Redefined // Feminism and the Male Gaze in the Nude Portrait

by Selina Macias (@afrogyps). Photography by Victoria Dewey (@tori_ventures).  Patriarchal ideology has long defined how we perceive feminine nudity, modesty, and sensuality. Through this male gaze, the nude self-image of women becomes distorted and controlled, and traditional masculine interpretations of modesty become a means of restraining the female body. American poet and feminist Adrienne Rich…

The Pleasures and Pains of the Small Screen

by Eve Jones (V). Photograph by Sven Scheurmeier. I’ve never really had on-screen romantic crushes, but I remember from a young age having this ache when watching my favourite actors on screen. Watching Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveller’s Wife, Rose Leslie as Ygritte in Game of Thrones, and most recently Kiernan Shipka, who plays…

Toots & Boots // This Week in the World

Fabulous elections, depressing budgets, generally lovely music… Boshemia are here again to take you through their pop culture peaks and troughs with Toots & Boots! TOOTS 🎉 The Rainbow Wave So much emotion followed the American Midterm elections this week, but as well as democratic gains and an amazing voter turnout, we have to give…

The Rainbow Wave // Women of Color & LGBTQs Who Won the Midterms

by E. Photo by Mario Tama. I woke up at 4 am London-time to check the results. Scrolling through the news in the pale dark of almost morning, my face lit up as I read the headlines declaring historical firsts. The youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The first openly gay representative. The first Muslim…

A Brief History of Fake News

by A. She joins Boshemia as our US political correspondent in Washington, DC. Photo by Anders Norde. This year’s midterm elections hold the possibility of shifting the power balance in Congress, and will be a key factor in how our congressional voting districts are shaped in favor of the ruling party until 2030. Many Americans…

Toots & Boots // Last Week in the World

Here again to share what got Boshemia’s passions and frustrations flowing last week, it’s our pop culture toots and boots! TOOTS 🎉 New York Magazine‘s cover of Parkland survivor Anthony Borges New York Magazine featured survivors from school shootings from 1946 to 2018 in their latest issue. Anthony (pictured on the cover) saved the lives…

On Radical Motherhood and Gigs in Academia with Jennifer Grubbs

Interview by Daniela Jungova.  Dr Jennifer Grubbs is a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the Women’s Studies Program at East Tennessee State University. As a mother of three kids under the age of six, she maneuvers the personal and the professional both inside and outside of the classroom on the daily. And…

Toots & Boots // This Week in the World

Introducing: Toots & Boots! The Boshemia staff bring you their pop culture highs and lows from the past week. TOOTS 🎉 Secret Dinosaur Cult A podcast with Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell talking about trauma, daddy issues and lots of fun topics through the medium of dinosaurs. What more could you want? Les Ballets Trockadero…

Ode to an Ever-Changing Wardrobe

by Robbie Masters. Robbie is a writer and fine artist based in Bristol, UK. Their work addresses questions of transgender identities, mental health and sexual politics through a queer feminist lens, drawing upon their personal experience as a queer, femme survivor.  There’s a grumbling in the basement; in my stomach; in the depths of my mind. There’s…

The Queer Community and the Female Icon

by Alex Nolan.  In queer circles we fervently idolise certain female celebrities, but why? What qualities do these women share that make them a beacon to us? Perhaps there is commonality among them, or perhaps The Gays™ just have the best taste.  I’ve selected some personal favourite icons, and tried to find the links. Lady…