Guilty Pleasures – The Dirty Picture and Lovelace

  This article reminds me why I didn’t like ‘The Dirty Picture‘.  Particularly the headline: The new biopic of ‘pioneering’ porn star Linda Lovelace wants it both ways – (the) film fetishises the 70s porn style, then tuts at all the exploitation. Which is the case with The Dirty Picture, as …

iDiya IndiChange Contest – Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

For the iDiya IndiChange contest, which asks us to ‘blog about any social cause we are passionate about, and its potential solution. If there are any inspiring people or organizations working towards solving it, blog about them as well’. Winners have a chance to raise money for their NGO. iDiya is ISB’s National …

Victim Blaming: Trayvon Martin

Was reading this article the other day which spoke about the Trayvon Martin case and how some sections of the American media seem to be justifying the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by an older man – because an investigation into his personal life revealed he skipped school and …

Scary Trailers

[mood| grr, argh] [music| Bad Romance: Lady Gaga] I know I seem horribly ageist, but honestly, I’ve reached my threshold limit. The constant repetition of everything they say, the querulous complaints, the constant refrain of ‘in my day…’, the having to repeat everything you say because they didn’t catch it …

Another Language Rant

[mood| Grr, Argh] [music| Carry On Wayward Son: Kansas] One thing I cannot stand seeing in books and fanfic has to be the phrase ‘to figure’ – as in, ‘she figured it was the best thing to do’. It just rubs everything in me the wrong way, and if there …