Something might be slightly askew with the American political process.Filed under: Culture Tagged: funny-sad, gun control . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Societal Priorities – Gun Control
The new Ghostbusters Movie looks like a lot of fun. What is not so much fun, the overwhelming negative reaction to the trailer mostly by man-babies who have to get their winge on because an all female cast of a rebooted franchise is ruining their lives. But hey, take a look at the trailer and […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Childhoods Are Hanging in the Balance – Ghostbusters causes flood of Man-tears.
Can we talk about that which cannot be named? On June 12 forty-nine people were massacred at a nightclub in Orlando. Alberta’s political leaders expressed their horror at the senseless slaughter. All but one of the politicians recognized that the … Continue reading → . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Responding to Orlando
Our society is being influenced negatively by the consumerist culture that we, collectively, have taken our hands off the tiller and have let the market decide what is best for us and our cultures. The idea that we can consume our way to happiness, well-being, or even a more just society would not compute […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Why We Need to Stay Connected to Reality – Nick Turse
How profitable an industry is seems to be related to how regulated said industry is. Consider the length of time necessary to regulate tobacco and disseminate the information that, yes indeed, smoking is bad for your health. Pornography, also bad for your health and your relationships, is in the same category and for the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pornography is Cultural Violence – Julia Long
I’m not sure why Boris Godunov, moves me like it does, but it has a curious, emotional effect on me. It’s a sprawling tragedy mixed with politics and betrayal, weighted down by brooding and scheming characters, a fickle mob, a holy fool, a … . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Boris Godunov
Did you need your daily LoLsob, well check out the headless women of hollywood tumblr and bathe in the cool waters of women decapitated, anatomized and passively portrayed for the male gaze. Misogyny, fresh from the pop cultural centre of the universe, to you, faithful readership. Whoo-haa….:/ And dudes, do note the link regarding the […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Hollywood Misogyny – The Headless Women
I spent my years learning French in Highschool(and now forgotten). Now with double the disappointment as I realize how word-awesome German is. Consider this small list: Weltschmerz – world weariness. Schadenfreude – a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people Backpfeifengesicht – It describes someone who you […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: A Word for Everything – German Envy – “Politikverdrossenheit”
For architect Ole Scheeren, the people who live and work inside a building are as much a part of that building as concrete, steel and glass. He asks: Can architecture be about collaboration and storytelling instead of the isolation and hierarchy of a typical skyscraper? Visit five of Scheeren’s buildings — from a twisted tower […]
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Photo: Gordon Parks/ The Gordon Parks Foundation, from Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibit. Earl Collins and his daughter, Doris Jean, in St. Louis. Posted on the newyorktimes.com, Dec. 24, 2015. Contemporary d… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: Separate but equal: False equality and the political exclusion of children
Advertising and marketing, design and public relations, influence and persuasion – they all fascinate me. I love to listen to Terry O’Reilly’s show on CBC (both Age of Persuasion and Under the Influence). I’m actually reading on… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Marketing Wow
Henry Darger, “At Jennie Richee. Hard pressed and harassed by the storm” (details). The original work is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum, New York. “Children are beautiful because they po… . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension: On Childhood: Introduction
Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum. Marcus Tullius Cicero wrote those words in the short book about a Roman court case, Pro Lucio Murena (For Lucius Murena). They mean, in English, Not… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: O tempora, o mores!
“Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Bad’ Shakespeare Play?” asks a recent article on the Smithsonian website. It adds, “Shakespeare, despite the efforts of notable dissenting critics and writers to forcibly eject him, has occupie… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: On the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death
Prostitution hurts women. It doesn’t matter whether the trade in commercial rape is legal or not – reducing women to the role of fuckable object corrodes their body, mind, and soul. But it can’t be all that bad for everyone, right? Let’s see what Rae Story, one of the ‘lucky’ high class escorts has […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: -Newsflash!- The Commercial Rape Trade Harms Women
-‘The Lie,’ Andrea Dworkin. 1979. Letters From A War Zone, 1993.Filed under: Culture, Feminism Tagged: Dworkin, Pornography, The Lie . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Lie – Andrea Dworkin
To help celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birthday (April 23), the website Mashable has put together a “battle” for the “Best Shakespeare Play Ever.” It’s done up as a sort of sports playoff gr… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: The Bard’s Best? Nope…
The Female Version: And then there is male date preparation: Men worry that their date won’t measure up to their aesthetic preferences. Women worry that they’re going wind up dead. The disparity is RIDICULOUS, and the fact that dudes get offended when women try to protect themselves is hard proof that way too many […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Date Preparation for Females and Males