What is the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power in Ancient Greece and Egypt?

Author: Charlotte Allan Sub-editor: Maija Drezins Though unique to each ancient society, the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power coincides strongly in ancient Greece and Egypt, highlighting the “sociocultural differences,” present in these diverse societies. Despite these differences, it becomes clear that female status and agency is strongly determined by their roles as wives… Continue reading What is the relationship between marriage, reproduction, and female power in Ancient Greece and Egypt?

Music in the Domestic Sphere: Musical Women in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Music’s Influence on the Domestic

Music was a vital part of the lives of women in the nineteenth century as it was played and practiced in the homes of middle-class women throughout the century. Music was used both in courtship and for personal entertainment, and was recommended as a form of female education which reflected the wanted characteristics found in an ideal woman.

Is There a History of Sexuality? The cultural shifts of sexuality over time

Author: Natasha Tan Subeditor: Charlotte Allan Sexuality, specifically non-heterosexual attraction, is proposed as unnatural and perverted by proponents of heteronormativity. Modern society perceives sexuality as an innate foundational aspect of the human body; thus, non-heterosexuals are seen as deviations from what is ‘normal’. In contrast, queer theorists argue that based on the constructivist theory, sexuality… Continue reading Is There a History of Sexuality? The cultural shifts of sexuality over time