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'And did those feet in ancient times...'

The Commonwealth games are generally among the least controversial incidents in human history; a fairly contrived excuse for a lot of very fit people from various countries to gather in one place for a few days of sporting contest. 1,116 more words

Society & Culture

Feminist Friday: How Valuable is the Bechdel Test?

Think about the last movie you saw. Were there two or more female characters? Did they talk to each other about something besides men?

The Bechdel test, created by Alison Bechdel, examines female roles in movies by asking three questions: 563 more words

Society & Culture

Some thoughts on the Scotland independence referendumhat is,

We are in the midst of one of the most crucial votes in recent decades. Those living in Scotland will be asked:

‘Should Scotland be an Independent Country?’ 1,023 more words


Adapting doesn't mean learning

Girls liking boy stuff seems very much accepted now, but the other way round apparently is not at all. This shows that society hasn’t really LEARNED. 141 more words

Wisdom & Skillfulness

A Ceiling in Versailles

Our holiday in Paris for Bastille Day included a tour away from the city to the Palace of Versailles, where I could not stay focused on everything around me because my attention was always toward the ceiling. 326 more words


Guilty or not…..

punish ‘em just in case they are….

I’ve had fun rippin’ on all of the grovelers and their camp followers trolling for chances to rack up some air time by apologizing from the Public Dais, but it’s time to move on. 369 more words


The Myth of Traditional Marriage

According to the song, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.  But when it comes to the history of marriage, pairing marriage with love is putting the cart before the horse.   2,417 more words