Thursday, March 29, 2007

That's right I flipped that shit...

So I don't watch America's Next Top Model, but long story short I did see some of the ANTM from about two weeks ago where they painted all their "models" up like murder victims. Specifically I saw the 'during the commercials of another show' parts. Let me just tell you that I got the jist of it. I saw some photos, heard Tyra say "fierce", and ignored a whole lotta whining.

Now even though I don't watch new episodes of ANTM, I am pretty familar with the show having stumbled upon a few to many VH1 marathons of the aforementioned and wasting many hours of my life that I will never get back. So let me say that these "violent" photos were some of the best and most interesting I've seen on the show. Enter controversy. As if you couldn't have predicted that people of the world might have objected to a bunch of women being portrayed as beautiful victims of violence. Not surprisingly, the backlash landed firmly in Miss I'm Tyra Banks and I Empower Women's back yard. Apparently telling women they look sexy all dead and bloody is not empowering (who knew, I like being told I'm sexy no matter what the circumstances).

I think I'm an anti-feminist Feminist. The easiest way that I can describe what I mean by that is to say that I don't like being treated differently then men in any circumstance. Including the special treatment b/c I am a woman and therefore a minority circumstance. I like to apply a rule I call "Flip that shit." In any situation which you think might be derogatory or damaging to women...flip it and apply it to men. If you would feel the same way about the situation applied to men then it's a bad situation. If you would not then you are being the kind of "feminist" (read: whiner) that I don't really appreciate.

So lets flip this shit. A bunch of male models posing as murder victims. Are we pissed about this? I think not. To me this is pure art and the people of the world need to shut the heck up about it already. Theory that these pictures were derogatory to women...busted. The end.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I'm all out of magic beans...

Reality. School. Jobs. Papers. Tests looming. What I wouldn't give for a giant beanstalk to climb the hell outta here. My giant would have a golden hen that laid jobs and a harp that played all the answers to my final exams. He probably wouldn't even chase after me. Giants are afraid of lawyers.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Spring Break

So I've missed a whole week of news and happenings while relaxing on Spring Break and trying hard not to pay attention to the world.

I will be back as soon as I remember what day it is.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Yeats was in the Irish Mafia?

William Butler Yeats said, "Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?"

Granted this quote was at the beginning of The Black Donnelly's tonight, which isn't the most profound place to get a quote. Still, it's pretty darn true. We all only have so much to give. I know I've had a person in my life who took so much that by the time I was done with my "sacrifice" I felt pretty indifferent toward them.

That's the kind of mistake that you only make once. A sacrifice so long that it teaches us a lesson about giving too much of ourself away. Too long a sacrifice does make a stone of the heart. A giving heart. Then again, maybe it's because we give for the wrong reasons, we sacrifice expecting something in return. Is this type of sacrifice really a true sacrifice at all? Maybe there's no such thing sacrifice too long if you aren't expecting something...some reaction in return.