Saturday, November 18, 2006

Here's the second piece in our Saturday Sensitivity series. With summer being as it is, you could be driven to feeling like The Dude (mind the language - small ears may be affected).

I came across a site put up by a Cal.State University undergrad for the purpose of sharing her research on "Bowling, Gender and Emasculation in The Big Lebowski". It's quite clever (if not a little titchy) - and sheds a whole new light on what is possibly the finest modern Hollywood movie ever made.

"As the myth of manhood continues to be deconstructed, men may also be able to release the steady grip on their testicles that they have held for centuries, thereby allowing healthy circulation to the weak phallus of male identity, mapping out a new male territory where they can be both confident and erect."

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