Reviews and Blog Posts: gender roles

The core of the sun

by Johanna Sinisalo

Reviewer Rating:
4

If you like your dystopias to take a hard look at gender roles, this is the book for you. Sinisalo combines various science fiction and literary themes (identity, gender, bureaucracy) and puts her own spin on them in a strange version of Finland ruled by the Health Authority, where the...

I am divine

Reviewer Rating:
5

I am Divine is a wonderful documentary about the incredible and outrageous performer Divine, “the most beautiful woman in the world, almost.”  It’s a bittersweet biography of Harris Glen Milstead’s lifelong transformation into the legendary character Divine and an affectionate chronicle of his accomplishments and personal struggles. There are extensive...

Tutus aren't my style

by Linda Skeers

Reviewer Rating:
4

When Emma receives a ballerina outfit from Uncle Leo, she doesn't quite know what to do with it. She doesn't know how to be a ballerina, but everyone around her, from the mailman to her brother, has advice on what to do and how to act. Emma realizes that she's...

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