Surviving in the Shadows

You dissociate. You give your body over to your survival instinct and you tuck every other part of your being into a place that can’t be touched. This happens no matter who you are, whom you know, how much money you have—but when it’s over, poor women find ourselves not only less able to retaliate, but also less able to recover.

We Don’t Need More Cruel Intentions

One of the last and most unsettling of the teen ensemble movies of the nineties—”Cruel Intentions”—is turning 20 this year. To celebrate, the film is showing at select AMC theatres this week. But there has still been little attention played to how easily anti-hero Sebastian Valmont is forgiven for raping at least one character.