Trumpets blow

22 April 2008

Well. So much for my much heralded return to blogging eh. Still, we can hope for better this week can’t we? There is always hope after all, unless you are busy dying, as whatshisface in that Stephen King film[1] once said.

In recent weeks I’ve been adding a fair few feminist blogs to Google Reader[2] And I think maybe they’re brain-washing me, cause every time I watch the telly lately I see nothing but the patriarchal oppression of the feminine[3] Or some such. And it is far too much hassle. I mean, isn’t it easier to just say ah well, things are a lot better than they used to be, and so what if there is still some amount of sexism going on, isn’t it on its way out, why bother making a fuss[4]

Tut tut. Terrible thing to think.

But you know, me = Teh Laziness.

A lot of them also make reference to racism and how under-represented POC[5] are in films where they really should be in the majority. So when I went to see Step Up 2: The Streets[6] the one thing that really struck me was that both the main characters were white. Sure, they had friends of different colours and races, but why were the two main ones white? Hmmmm.

Bloody political[7] blogs making me think things. That just isn’t right.


  1. Shawshank, duh
  2. RSS is totally wkd
  3. dont worry I will never spell woman with a y
  4. – straight face!
  5. isnt that a nasty acronym. I certainly think so. But *shrug* it requires little effort with the typing
  6. yes. I know. Yes, it was a silly film. But I can go see crap if I want. I don’t have to justify my choices to you, imaginary person who is accusing me of going to watch crap
  7. in the sense that the personal is political not the whole election-y type stuff

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6 Responses

  1. James says:

    I like the new design

  2. Fence says:

    Cheers James.

  3. Carl V. says:

    There is always the need to strike a balance between the real and the imagined. Yes there is still A BUNCH of inequality and underrepresentation there and people should be upset about it and motivated to do stuff. At the same time if we don't have a balance of what we take in it is easy to start seeing everything through a certain set of glasses and that isn't good either.

    I'm with you, this gives me a headache, bring on the laziness. :)

  4. Harlequin says:

    Ook. Oooook. OOK!

  5. Fence says:

    Still, if they are pretty glasses then its all good Carl :)

    Ook… oook, ook?

  6. Harlequin says: