Extra ‘bonus’ features of not being the default normal in society. So when you see women achieve you know that, most likely, they know their shit because they’ve had to work twice as hard as a dude to get similar results. ‘When women display the necessary confidence in their skills and comfort with power, they […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Cordelia Fine On Impression Management for Successful Women
Canadian band Walk Off the Earth posted excitedly on Facebook that they had just recorded a new song. Great. I like WOTE and look forward to their new song. What was really different about that notice was that they also said they had changed their inst… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: 432 vs 440Hz: Science or Codswallop?
Casting a wide net on the internet is fraught with peril. I’m going to leave the links in long form because really,the embedded info is introduction enough for this post. —– http://www.rawstory.com/2015/10/christian-website-dont-look-at-your-wifes-face-during-sex-to-enjoy-it-even-when-she-resists/#.Vi6_CMluvu8.facebook How a husband can enjoy sex that is grudgingly given by his wife —— This would be ROPJ material (see the RPOJ on […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice: Rank Christian Bullshit-o-Rama
This and that for your Thursday reading.- Sally Goemer writes that extreme inequality is a cause of economic instability for everybody. And Tom Powdrill discusses the importance of organized labour in ensuring the fair sharing of income, while Steven H… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links
Gavin de Becker in his book The Gift of Fear is about how we sometimes short circuit the information we receive from the environment. Here is an excerpt regarding a seeking help in a situation and concluding with how social dynamics really bollocks things up for women. “A woman alone who needs assistance […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Gift of Fear – Discounting the Word “No” – The Experience for Woman and Men is Different.
Our Canadian media is taking a beating as of late. Neil Macdonald opines: “Consider Postmedia, the biggest newspaper chain in the country. It is largely owned by an American hedge fund, which regularly drains the member newspapers’ dwindling profits at a handsome interest rate as their newsrooms are merged and hollowed out to cut […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Corporate Media – Eating Itself.
The neat things you find on tumblr. Ways men opt out of housework and childcare by “helping out” take on weekly or monthly tasks, and think it’s equal to their wives daily tasks (even when wives also have weekly and monthly tasks) take on tasks that require very little time or hard labor, like mowing the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Opting out of Child/House Work – The Male Avoidance Tango
Sad but true. [Source:Sinfest.net]Filed under: Culture Tagged: Prostitution, Sinfest, Society . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Prostitution and Society – Sinfest
A concise guide to the levels of Science in popular science fiction: Star Trek: This is science-fiction, but we want our science to at least sound plausible. Therefore, most of the time, our scientific explanations will be rooted in scientific fact or at the very least solid, generally accepted theory. Stargate: We’re about half […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Science in Sci-Fi Explained.
On January 13, 2016 The Most Reverend Frederick Bernard Henry, the seventh Catholic Bishop of the diocese of Calgary well and truly lost it. Henry wrote a pastoral letter denouncing Education Minister David Eggen’s “edict” that public, Catholic, French and … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Bishop Henry Pontificates on Gay Straight Alliances
What a difference two strings make. Late last week, I traded my Jupiter Creek steel-stringed baritone, solid-body uke for one of these Kanile’a nylon-stringed GL6 “guitar-leles” which the company calls a “guilele.” ItR… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Kanile’a Islander GL6
No, it’s not a remake of Pete Seeger’s famous 1955 anti-war song. That’s the title of an article that appeared in the Globe and Mail this week, by Peter Denton, lamenting our overall slide into image-based information with the “… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Where Have all the Readers Gone?
Cultural analysis at its finest. “Cultural mythology is often used in this way to distort what goes on between subordinate and dominant groups. It enables dominant groups to avoid seeing how much they depend on others to perform disagreeable labor in return for the low wages that help make privilege possible. Members of the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Unravelling Our Patriarchal Legacy – Allan G. Johnston
Here is a just a snapshot of what it’s like… “What’s on my mind, Facebook? Glad you asked. I am angry. I’m angry because before I moved to the UK, I worked at a bar where the manager proposed a new uniform where the men wore waistcoats and button up shirts, while the women […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: #BeAngry – The experience is different for Women and Men
I didn’t realize that I needed a new tag for posts, but indeed I do. Observe. Yah. Wow. Hard to cram more wrong into a picture.Filed under: Culture Tagged: Things I find grotesque. . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Things I find Grotesque.
“Rape/revenge is replete in tension and bloody cathartic release; there is terrifying violation, and then there is revenge you can feel good about. The films use women’s trauma to justify stereotypically male pleasures of hyperbolic violence. So Thelma and Louise get to pick up guns and shoot people like they’re in a Western, while Furiosa […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Rape/Revenge Genre’s Gender Revelations
I’ve been reading a biography of Leonard Cohen, recently: the 2012 I’m Your Man, by Sylvie Simmons. It’s an interesting journey through the life and thoughts of an exquisite artist who is, by nature, somewhat reclusive and stays out… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Who By Fire
Even though our local uke group, CPLUG, is not currently meeting, the songbook has not died. I have updated it with new arrangements and made a few editorial changes to the older content this past fall and winter. I, of course, continue to play the uku… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Updated Ukulele Songbook
Two Christmases? Yes you can. Oh yah, find some borscht, cabbage roles, nalisnyky and of course perogies and celebrate Ukrainian Christmas. Christmas Eve is tonight. Filed under: Culture Tagged: Food, Ukraninian Christmas . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Merry Ukrainian Christmas (Eve) – Let the Perogies Flow!
I hadn’t previously considered western movies as film noir – I always thought of them as crime dramas – until I watched The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance over the holidays, perhaps my third viewing of the 1962 movie. The gloomy shado… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Cowboy Noir
Long before Darth Vader, long before Lord Voldemort, long before Stephen Harper, Judas Iscariot reigned as the supreme icon of evil in Western mythology. Judas betrayed God. How much worse can you get?* For 2,000 years we’ve used the term Judas . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Judas, a Biography
Now a tradition here at DWR, I present the final moments from the episode of the West Wing titled ‘In Excelsis Deo’. A powerful reminder of all the happenings of the holidays and the courage people muster during these forcefully happy times. Be Well All. Warm wishes to you and yours from all of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The West Wing – In Excelsis Deo
People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the physical pl… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Myth and Meaning
The news of Harry Morgan’s death at 96, back in 2011, saddened me. I’m at the age when it seems far too many icons of my youth are dying off. Not from some misspent life or accident; from old age. And the process accelerates as I age. I n… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Why I Still Watch M*A*S*H