Reviews of four of the latest release kids movies: Wreck it Ralph, Rise of the Guardians, ParaNorman and Hotel Transylvania. Contains spoilers.
Month: January 2013
Nugget of Awesome: You Need To Get Off My Foot
If you step on my foot, you need to get off my foot.
If you step on my foot without meaning to, you need to get off my foot.
If you step on my foot without realizing it, you need to get off my foot.
Media Circus: Election Announcement Edition
A Federal election in September, violence in Egypt and Syria, Obama proposes immigration reforms and appoints John Kerry his new Secretary of State, deaths and damage are being tallied in Tasmanian/Victorian fires and Queensland floods. What has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.
Virtual Travelling: Snowy Park Benches
This bench is in Vienna. Do you have a favourite bench?
Laurie Penny on online misogyny
Regular readers already know how much we’ve written here over the years on cyberbullies and their enraged cries about their Free Speech rights being breached whenever somebody declines to publish their bile – bile which absolutely nobody is preventing them from publishing on a blog of their own.
Disingenuous doesn’t begin to cover the hypocrisy of the Women Need To STFU brigade.
Quick Hit: Different desires
Dealing with different levels of desire: women they’re looking at you. Only you.
200 years of Lizzy Bennet
Reposting a Friday Hoyden post on Lizzie Bennet from 2007 to honour the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.
Expectations of Deception
Gary Younge is upset about the level of deception which is present within everyday society. He feels this is dangerous, and we’re in danger of subsiding into a culture of fakery and deceit. He uses the examples of Beyonce’s lip-synching the US national anthem during the presidential inaguration, the discovery of horse DNA in budget beef burgers in the UK, and Lance Armstrong’s very public confession of taking performance enhancing drugs during his professional cycling career as examples of this tendency.
I have a slightly different take on things. I think it comes down to the tyranny of expectations.
Femmostroppo Reader 2013-01-28
Items of interest encountered recently. What did I miss? Leave your own interesting links in comments. Shameless self-promotion entirely welcome!
Thoughts on Australia Day / Invasion Day
Wesley Enoch, Artistic Director of the Queensland Theatre Company, and always a wise voice from the Aboriginal community, wrote this about the significance of what we have chosen to commemorate today. I found it both insightful and moving, and (with his permission) wanted to share it: