Archive for May, 2011

Bullocks you say?

“Yesterday I received an email essentially stating the two sentences above. And having never walked myself through, as in actually written out, the explicit facts I use to justify a statement as inflammatory as equating the sexual interference of a sentient being to the romantic notion of how it is we actually obtain “our” milk, I thought I’d share my response to that email today…”

The Passion of the Christ

“My initial impressions mainly centred around two elements in the film. The violence and the controversy I recall the film inciting when it was initially released — that being the Jews were responsible for Jesus’ crucifixion. What follows is what I could gather, again, from watching the first half. And, for the record, I intend to watch the second half, soon. It’s just 3 and a half hours to sit while watching a movie is a tad tedious. This ain’t no Lord of the Rings — even though some of those characters looked like they came from Middle Earth…”

Listening to the radio

“However I do think there is another seldom cited, at least from what I’ve heard, aspect to all this. The fact that violence against women rarely has anything to do with sex. Sure sex is involved, obviously, but by no means is it exclusive to the act or acts. I’d be willing to bet displaying power and control over a victim excites certain men — men who could rape a person — more than any sexual impulses ever could. Frankly, sex and how a person chooses to behave or dress is secondary and irrelevant, to violence…”

Osama is dead!

“Witnessing various reactions on the radio and internet today over the U.S. finally finding and killing Osama bin Laden — though when and how the U.S. knew where he was, not to mention what justification they had to go into Pakistan to get him, are well on their way to becoming the “stuff of legend” (surprizing, I know) — I can’t help but feel concerned over what comes next. Frankly, exactly how his death equals “justice” is beyond me, and is beside my point…”