Marie Ruffalo is not only my kind and loving Mom, she is also a talented artist. She has been inspired by every aspect of her unusual life, the ups and downs, joys, tears, and fears. She has been doing her art since I was a boy, mostly for her own satisfaction and peace of mind. After much nudging by me and by my step Father, Jerry, she is finally willing to show it to the public. It’s a very difficult thing to do and I commend her for it. Take a look. https://www.marieroseruffalo.com/
(what follows is not an attempt to sympathize or excuse, and most certainly not intended to function as a minimization of the role all men play in structural societal misogyny but an attempt to ex…
A re-post of one of my blogs on MRAs and misogyny. Especially relevant when with #GamerGate (and the sickening sexism/death threats/rape threats hurled near constantly at women like Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian) it seems that there isn’t enough stuff drowning these bigots out yet.
Your critique of the MRA movement is strong and important, but stirring the pot, I stand by my earlier position that it is troubling to use the work of a man who murdered his wife to contextualize contemporary misogyny. The devaluation of Anita Sarkeesian (but gamers!!11!1) = the devaluation of Reeva Steenkamp (but athletes!!11!1) = the devaluation of Hélène Althusser (but the Great Men of the Left!!11!1), each of these (among so many others) being individual—but by no means isolated!—outbursts of institutionalised misogyny. Althusser was not so great, but a fake who, like OJ Simpson and Oscar Pistorius, wrote with the intention to publish off the back of the woman he murdered, up to and including the murder itself.
tl;dr: Althusser sucks.
“But if she says, ‘I love you,’ and I say, ‘I know,’ it’s beautiful and it’s acceptable and it’s funny,” he pleaded. “The point is, I’m not worried about myself anymore; I’m worried about her.”
Harrison Ford about the "I know" line in Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
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sophiereads-sophiewrites tagged me for the 10 Books that Stuck With Me meme (and I mean technically she tagged me on fb but I felt like posting here).
I tried to do this with the first books that came to mind and so most of them are ones I’ve read in the past few years, I threw in some old…
Huzzah! Books! Thanks, lovelikeadinosaur!
1. The Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien)
“‘Well, I’m back.’”
2. Hexwood (Diana Wynne Jones)
"She must have known then, as clearly as she knew now, how hopeless it was to love Mordion."
“Ada lacked experience in having her apologies rejected, and her first thought was to turn and walk down the steps and put Inman forever behind her. But what she said was, We might never speak again, and I don’t plan to leave that comment standing in place of the truth.”
"He let his rifle rust, and even lost it once or twice, but he won battles armed with nothing but a mandolin.”
"Insofar as I love life, I love the hills of the Domain of Estre, but that sort of love does not have a boundary-line of hate. And beyond that, I am ignorant, I hope."
“’There are no bargains between lions and men. I will kill you and eat you raw.’”
7.To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
“‘That’s what I said, Jem Finch. Guess you’ll change your tune now. The very idea, didn’t you know his nickname was Ol‘ One-Shot when he was a boy? Why, down at the Landing when he was coming up, if he shot fifteen times and hit fourteen doves he’d complain about wasting ammunition.’”
8. The Innocent Traveller (Ethel Wilson)
“I could never have married…only this life that I lead is tolerable to me.”
“‘For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest… Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.’”
“’I just have to keep you here…until Jean shows up.’”
Scenes I desperately need in MCU: Bucky’s Grand Canyon dream and Steve honoring it while he thinks Bucky’s dead in Man Out of Time.
[on diversity in media] I think its social responsibility. I think it’s our responsibility to stand up and say what we want. It think if you look at television in the past two years, it’s becoming the decade of the female. Like, all these new shows with female leads. Even if you look at television, as well as cable, as well as films, there’s been a resurgence, as far as the leading woman in Hollywood, which is great. And I think we’re also at the point now…you know, it’s interesting…x
Emma has made me a London playlist!
ugh, like there is LITERALLY no canonical evidence for the ~han solo: space womanizer~ head canon. like, when he first meets the ONE female character in the entire series that he interacts with he is GROUCHY and SHOUTY at her, not sauve and dashing. she thinks he is a tool and…