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Jessie Cohen

Jessie Cohen

    Reading Naked Girls Reading: Are we dismantling or reinforcing gendered expression?
    Reading Naked Girls Reading: Are we dismantling or reinforcing gendered expression?
    Last weekend, Naked Girls Reading returned to Johannesburg’s intimate POP Art theatre for a brief three-performance run, themed “African...
    Sex exhibition is fair on representation but short on alternative heterosexual sex
    Sex exhibition is fair on representation but short on alternative heterosexual sex
    Sex in South Africa is in a state of emergency and has been since the colonial birth of the nation. But, since Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006,...
    European Film Festival: The gender catch-22
    European Film Festival: The gender catch-22
    Evocatively and provocatively themed “A Woman’s World”, this year’s European Film Festival explores this alternative vision by screening 12...
    Do not pass Van Gogh
    Do not pass Van Gogh
    The life and work of one of the most famously “tortured artists” in history is in the spotlight at Cinema Nouveau this month.
    Stories that push the boundaries of the female experience
    Stories that push the boundaries of the female experience
    Jessie Cohen
    The bokkie stops here: Let's make feminism fashionable again
    The bokkie stops here: Let's make feminism fashionable again
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    Face the fro and say hello, gorgeous
    Face the fro and say hello, gorgeous
    The time has come to speak plainly about the Jewfro. A Google search reveals a disturbing fact about the recent surge of appreciation for this...
    To wax lyrical for a lad – or not
    To wax lyrical for a lad – or not
    Over the past few years I have come to feel content with the hairs on my legs. They are not especially long or thick or dark but if you look directly...
    Fifty shades of sexual ambiguity
    Fifty shades of sexual ambiguity
    Let’s get one thing straight: Fifty Shades of Grey is feminist cinema – not because its creator (EL James) and director (Sam Taylor-Johnson) are women, but for the simple reason that the film ventures into the rarely trodden realm of female pleasure on the big screen. Yet it...
    Sexual healing: An African sex safari
    Sexual healing: An African sex safari
    As I climbed into the passenger seat of an old white Astra, township tour guide Mandy Mankazana inspected me, smacked her lips and murmured "sexy,...
    This is where the bodice is buried
    This is where the bodice is buried
    Marc Falconer arrived for our interview more than adequately dressed. He was clean-shaven, with a flirtatious smile, and a rugged but...
    When cinema casts gay desire as deviant behaviour
    When cinema casts gay desire as deviant behaviour
    In mainstream cinema, the repetitive trope "gay men who kill" is one that can be so ambiguously drawn, so subtly threaded through the narrative...