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Quiz! thingy-me-bob

Fence — [adjective]: Extremely extreme! ‘How will you be defined in the dictionary?’ at QuizGalaxy.com Via Mad William You have a...

Contrast

Women’ inferiority -“ in fact, their malevolence — is as ingrained in American popular culture as it is anywhere they’re sporting burkhas. I find it in movies, I hear it in the jokes of colleagues, I see it plastered on billboards, and not just the ones for horror movies. Women are weak. Women are manipulative. Women are somehow morally unfinished. (Objectification: another tangential rant avoided.) And the logical extension of this line of thinking is that women are, at the very least, expendable. […] Womb Envy. Biology: women are generally smaller and weaker than men. But they’re also much tougher. Put simply, men are strong enough to overpower a woman and propagate. Women are tough enough to have and nurture children, with or without the aid of a man. Oh, and they’ve also got the equipment to do that, to be part of the life cycle, to create and bond in a way no man ever really will. Somewhere a long time ago a bunch of men got together and said, “If all we do is hunt and gather, let’ make hunting and gathering the awesomest achievement, and let’s make childbirth kinda weak and shameful.” It’s a rather silly simplification, but I believe on a mass, unconscious level, it’s entirely true. How else to explain the fact that cultures who would die to eradicate each other have always agreed on one issue? That every popular religion puts restrictions on women’s behavior that are practically untenable? That the act of being a free, attractive, self-assertive woman is punishable by torture and death? In the case of this upcoming torture-porn, fictional. In the case of Dua Khalil, mundanely, unthinkably real. And both available for your viewing pleasure.

TT #17

Image nicked from Everybody lies Thirteen of my favourite episodes of Firefly, not including the pilot Serenity which introduced all the...

TT #16

image yoinked from Write From Karen Thirteen Things Opening lines For most of my book reviews I like to note down...

TT #15

Thirteen Things on my chest of drawers A Serenity poster. Signed by Sean Maher (Simon) and Jewel Staite (Kaylee). The signatures...

TT #14

Almost forgot about this, for some reason I thought yesterday was Tuesday?! Anyways, this week’s list of thirteen is … totally...

TT#13

Thirteen Books I own, but that are still waiting for me to read. Memory and Dreams by Charles De Lint. I’m...

TT #11

Because April is America’s National Poetry Month I thought I may as well celebrate this furrin-type event by listing 13 poems...

TT #10

Thirteen Things Fictional Characters I Love in no particular order, and I know I’ve left out loads. So think of this...

TT#8

Thirteen Things. And seeing as today is the Ides of March I thought I may as well use that as my...

Political Compass

Edit: What is a questionnaire without a graph? embiggen it So, where do you stand on the political compass? I’m Economic...