Posts by Elena Barbiero

Fiction The sexualisation of the vampire

Literature is there to tell the reader a story, and in the best case scenario to teach the reader something. Vampires are not pure horror creatures, like zombies:  vampires live in a ‘horrotica’ zone. What…

Religion When we take sex out of the equation

That’s what Christianity has done. The Christian ‘pantheon’ (Christianity is NOT a monotheistic religion) is strictly asexual. It is formed of the father, son, and holy mother, all neatly organised in a strictly patriarchal view…

Uncategorized Female sexuality

Why is it so difficult, for some men (not all), to consider female sexuality on the same footing with male sexuality? I always wonder. Is it conditioning, a sense of being ‘male’ that is linked…

Religion The Antichrist

I am re-reading, for the 100th time, ‘Damien The Omen II’. A class A book. I love the passage when Damien discovers his true identity, namely the son of the devil. He reads the following…