Thursday, 5 June 2014

Wilder Web

Your Princess Is In Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement and Nerds. More hard but good stuff on the Isla Vista killings.  
"But the overall problem is one of a culture where instead of seeing women as, you know, people, protagonists of their own stories just like we are of ours, men are taught that women are things to “earn,” to “win.” That if we try hard enough and persist long enough, we’ll get the girl in the end. Like life is a video game and women, like money and status, are just part of the reward we get for doing well."

A.V. Club discuss their Cultural Dealbreakers.

A fascinating read on managing publicity ~ Angelina Jolie's Perfect Game.
"Taken together, these images, and the stories that accompanied them, were speaking about their relationship, even if the pair themselves weren’t offering comment. And what they were saying was that this wasn’t a story about sex or scandal; rather, it was one of family, humanitarianism, and global citizenship. Within this framework, any publication that chose to focus on sexual intrigue was effectively neglecting the most in need."

I Confronted Donald Trump In Dubai. Molly Crabapple is doing such good, important work. "On stage, Trump praises his Dubai. He is effusive—and sincere. Trump is one sort of Westerner who loves the UAE. They find here a throwback to colonialism's heyday. No matter how much you've shat the bed at home, here your whiteness will get you a job, money, servants from the Global South. Help is so affordable when migrant workers make $200 a month. In police states, there is little crime."

Wilder Women alert! Sarah of Yes and Yes has rounded up some life advice from famous, painfully awesome women

"It's funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools - friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty - and said 'do the best you can with these, they will have to do'. And mostly, against all odds, they do." 

Confession time: I've always had a fondness for Heart, cos, Wilder Women! Watch Ann & Nancy Wilson and others perform a cover of Stairway to Heaven that moves Led Zeppelin to tears ~ 

Ryland's Story has been doing the rounds on social media these past few weeks. It is definitely worth watching ~ 

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