Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era.
Lofty Mount Lu by Shen Zhou | Blue Birds at Night by Watanabe Shotei | Pear Blossoms by Qian Xuan | Apricot Blossoms and Peacocks by Lü Ji | Plum Blossoms by Sun Long and Chen Lu | Moran Hojeopdo by Joseon | A Pair of Peacocks in Spring by Imao Keinen | Summer. Blooming wisteria and fish by Watanabe Shotei
This is simply the best essay I have ever read about alcohol, sexual assault and all the attendant cultural myths about rape. And it was written by Film Critic Hulk. Professional gender and sexuality experts, hang your heads and cry. Apropos of the conversations we have been having about sexual entitlement and harassment in the comics industry. It’s a long read and IT’S ALL IN CAPS, but it’s worth every bit of your time.