Proving that Hollywood is not the hot-bed of liberalism that many people would like to think it is, here is one woman’s list of the most misogynistic movies of the 21st century.
Once a week I work out with a bunch of (250lb) men. Republican men. And most often, they treat me like one of the guys, which is how I like it. Occasionally, I have to remind them that “I won’t break”, but for the most part, they don’t often remember that I’m a woman. Recently, … [Read more…]
First, there was John’s dabbling in mapping lolCats onto traditional religious images. Then, the folks over at Cracked gave us some awesome lolReligion interspersed in their 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On (scroll down for the lolDog in need of a Catholic exorcism). But it didn’t stop there, oh no! Someone linked John … [Read more…]
Let me start by saying that, before I started doing vague research for this, I knew next to nothing about Ron Paul. I knew that he has two first names. I was aware that he was a Republican, but had no idea what kind. I was not aware of his race, although I could guess … [Read more…]
This one’s for John. On NPR the other morning, I caught the last piece of this report and it got me thinking. I’ve always said that “funerals are for the living” and so I really don’t find the practice of having funerals for pets all that weird. As one of the interviewees said, Their grief … [Read more…]
This is born of discussions here & here about sex in “His Dark Materials” and violence in Harry Potter. The gist is this: books for children or young teens often skimp on sexuality, whereas they are free to be graphically violent. I’d like to explore this from two directions: first with regard to the unacceptability of sexuality and second with regard to sexuality as violent in itself.
I just realized that I’m hanging with a new crowd. These people are really important to me. As I spend more time with them, I find myself laughing when they laugh and crying when they cry. I can’t wait until I get to spend another 44 minutes with them again. They’re an oddly named bunch … [Read more…]