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The therapeutic relief of bad-guy movies
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Lifestyle The therapeutic relief of bad-guy movies

Cinema-going is often called escapism. Though hardly anyone who has made this claim is clear about why cinema-going is called a surreal or fantastical experience divergent from any other life experience. When Slavoj Zizek says, “cinema is the ultimate pervert art. It doesn’t give you what you desire – it tells you how to desire”, he implies that cinema-goers are not only perverts, but also points to a more psychological sphere of the cinematic experience. If cinema is a kind of desire machine, how does one reconcile this fantastical experience with its violent malcontents?

To quote Khaya Dlanga: an interview
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Lifestyle To quote Khaya Dlanga: an interview

Khaya Dlanga is many things; a highly regarded author, columnist, social media guru, and an advertising creative with several major awards in his desk drawer. He is also a Senior Communications Manager for Content Excellence and Digital at Coca-Cola. In 2012 he published a best-selling collection of essays, In My Arrogant Opinion, as part of Picador Africa’s The Youngsters series. TIA caught up with the self-professed “struggling womanizer” and all-round nice guy to chat about his latest book, a memoir, To Quote Myself.

#Mollis and the myths behind bad sex and rape culture
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Lifestyle #Mollis and the myths behind bad sex and rape culture

In a world where countless studies have been conducted on women’s sexual pleasure and in which female ejaculation is no longer seen as a myth, some bad ideas about sex still abound. Some men still think that ‘no’ really means ‘yes’, or that demolishing a lady’s bits means they are good in bed. These ideas came to the fore last month when the #Mollis clip did the rounds on Kenyan Twitter.