You know, it’s no wonder girls grow up to feel depression when they look in the mirror, depression when broken up with, presssure to have the big white wedding and pressure to stay under a certain weight and have a certain look we define as ‘beautiful’.Even a seemingly innocent film like Kangaroo Jack isn’t free from the inference of such pressures.
Recently while babysitting two angelic little kids, I happened to catch the last twenty minutes of Kangaroo Jack, as they watched it attentively before bed. In the time I watched it, a white attractive american man kissed a white blonde haired, blue eyed girl. Of course at the end of the film they were married and the man described his happiness at having a “beautiful” wife. The woman’s value lay in the fact that she was beautiful, not anything else. Continue reading
Isn’t the sense of self a funny thing?
My boyfriend recently told me about a conversation he’d had with a mutual friend and I couldn’t help but laugh. The friend in question had told him about all the flaws a co-worker of his had. Ironically enough they happened to be the exact flaws we’ve observed of said friend. Mr. Friend could see clearly what Mr. X could improve on, yet when either of us, on separate occassions, had tried to tell him the same things, our comments fell on deaf ears. POT! KETTLE! BLACK!
Daybreakers; the first vampire movie of 2010 immediately set itself apart from the most prominent vampire movie of 2009 when it opened with a vampire choosing to die by sitting in the sunlight (ie, she didn’t just sparkle). It also set itself apart (and refreshingly so) by presenting us with admirable female role models. However it did make the mistake of naming its friendly vampire Edward. Little too close for comfort if you want to be taken seriously.
To any loyal readers I apologise for my absence these past two weeks. I took my Christmas Holidays J
Having watched “Things that went boom in the bust”, Marty Whelan’s show about what’s thriving in the recession I feel inspired to write about it. After all with the new year it’s always good to reflect on what’s going on in the country at the moment.
The programme refelcted the fact that in times of recession; people go back to the simple joys in life. The top ten things booming in the recession are:
- Custard, jelly. Sweeties, etc.
- Fast Food
- DIY (everything, not just hammers and all that)
- Scrabble (and other board games)
- Soup Continue reading