Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bill M-312 - Abortion debate redux

This bill is going to be debated in parliament today. I hope that even some of the Conservatives can see what a bad idea this is and that this bill is stopped dead in its tracks today. But if it isn't, I just had to say something. To anyone, anywhere, if you are a woman, or you love a woman, whether it be a mother, wife, daughter or sister, you need to take action. Sign the petition, contact your MP, do whatever it takes. Because this is one fight women cannot afford to lose.

I have blogged before about the abortion debate, and I'm not going to rehash that now. Instead, how about another video? ;) This has been floating around the internet for awhile now and I've seen it a few places, but I think it's somewhat appropriate to the current situation since the rights of women seem to be under attack all over the world lately. All I can say is, we've come a long way baby, don't let them push us back down now.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Feminist Frequency on the Hunger Games

Well, I'll probably get around the second and third books eventually anyway. Gotta see how the story ends. But so wonderful to see such a strong heroine in such a popular movie. Even if she doesn't remain so for the next two.

Ocean Acidification

Very sobering stuff.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hunger Games Movie shocks some

I just saw the Hunger Games last night. It's a pretty good movie. It passes the Bechdel Test. It also has people of colour in it. More than one! That should be cause for celebration. But unfortunately, not everyone sees it that way. If you follow that link, you will find stacks of tweets of people who were shocked!, just shocked I tell you, to find that they had cast the characters of Rue and Thresh as black people. Except if you read the book, Collins describes them as black. I read the book first, and as Collins describes them as having dark skin, I always pictured them as black, so I was not surprised at all when Rue and Thresh turned out to be black, and would have been very surprised if the opposite was true. And you might think that these people just didn't read the book, but nope. They read the book. In fact some of them complain that the movie makers should have stuck to the book and made Rue and Thresh white. But as I said, that isn't in the book at all. These people actually changed what they read in their minds so that the characters would be acceptably white. It's a crazy, crazy world out there. And if you think people aren't still racist, still blatantly, painfully racist you've got your head up your ass.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cable needs to die

This is what is wrong with the state of TV today. Guess what desperate cable companies, trying to force us to subscribe to you won't work out in your favour.