Streetcar and Slut-shaming

When Blanche arrives at Stella’s apartment in part by a streetcar named “Desire,” the car seems to be metaphorical for her own desires that have brought her to that point. Her teaching job and her good reputation were lost due to an affair with a 17-year old student, and she had turned to alcoholism, unable…

Expanding Our Sexual Continuum

Throughout the past few weeks, like many of my fellow classmates on this blog, I have been challenged by the texts in our course to step back and think about how the words of early 20th century authors in our course reverberate in my day-to-day life. In Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Nella Larsen’s…