A gnomic utterance

One of the current liberal projects is the replacement of an old legal and cultural model, in which the paradigmatic public "person" is male, with a new legal and cultural model in which the paradigmatic public person is unisex. Both of these models are damaging because the underlying vision of human nature is false.This is a gnomic utterance, rather than a real post, because I'm unsure what law and culture based on a sexed, sexually-differentiated, public person would look like. But I do … [Read more...]

Featuring Melissa McCarthy, as Life Itself

I rang in my 34th birthday watching Bridesmaids with my best friend, and I really can't think of a better form of celebration. It is a very crude movie (it opens with a graphic bad-sex scene, which is cringingly, eyes-coveringly funny and painful), hilarious and poignant, with a real generosity of spirit. None of the women are pure cartoons meant only to be laughed at. Everybody is needy and trying, in often self-defeating ways, to reach out. Both friendship and marriage, and the fears, … [Read more...]

Bikini Kill lives again!

sort of. … [Read more...]

This article about “Brave” takes a while to get going

but is worth skimming until it starts to get good. "If it weren’t already obvious, this isn’t a film that fetishizes courage in its ordinary sense." And this: The paradoxical “changeable fate” is probably a familiar fantasy to most parents. That it stumped me for as long as it did I attribute partly my lack of imagination and partly to the fact that I haven’t had to think about the archetypal patterns parenthood introduces. It’s a parent’s destiny to nurture a child at considerable expense and p … [Read more...]

“Keepers of the Light” by Dan-ah Kim

more! Via AC. … [Read more...]


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