Tagged: Luna Nina

Week 250

What does Monday mean? That I’m late again of course: Toasty :: Allegations :: Herb :: Bacon :: Neck to neck...

Week 247

I’m late for this week’s association fun but you know, weekend in Sligo, Bank Holiday weekend, all that malarky. Plus I’m...

Week 246

Yes, I’m late, but what are you going to do about it? Huh? Go visit the home of Luna Nina and...

Week 245

Mutter mutter mutter Illicit :: Go :: Jacket :: Blow :: Coach :: Effort :: Leadership :: Snore :: Fearless ::...

Week 244

Muttering time again: Cluster :: Announcement :: Respect :: Incident :: Accordion :: Drunk :: If :: Dexter :: Wedding ::...

Week 243

Muttering Time: Crook :: Career :: Freckles :: Scramble :: Mistake :: Telephone :: Thank you :: Obstruction :: 24/7 ::...

Week 242

Singles :: Blaze :: Sandwich :: Outside :: Gooey :: Industry :: Exclusive :: Warranty :: Magical :: Heels ::

Week 241

Rita :: Comedy :: Polar :: Idiots :: Perception :: Infected :: Fake :: Relating :: Distraction :: Gamble ::

Week 229

Compulsion :: Spiritual :: Spray :: Compatibility :: Pursuit :: Fake :: Mobile :: Ceremony :: Ribbons :: Mozart ::

Week 225

A day late, but nevertheless, Luna Nina time Dancer :: Intellectual :: Direct :: Tolerate :: Post :: Instinctive:: Brink ::...

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.