Subject: joss whedon - let's watch a girl get beaten to deaththis link has been all over LJ and other blog areas. I think I told some folks about it last night. but seriously, joss whedon is a really fantastic feminist influence. I love him. check this out http://whedonesque.com/comments/13271
joss whedon - let's watch a girl get beaten to death
like a smoked meat with an earthy youth overnote
Someone sent me the story from the UK papers last week . . . http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/femail/article.html?in_article_id=455400&in_page_id=1879 As if the US involvement in Iraq could get any worse . . . let's add "honor killings" to the list. R.I.P.
The girl who was stoned to death for falling in love by NATALIE CLARKE . . . Of course, anyone who takes even a passing interest in news is all too aware of the tragedy that has engulfed the people of Iraq: the daily bombings, murders and kidnappings. The subjugation of its women, however, has been largely ignored. Yet according to cultural observers, the number of so-called 'honour killings' has increased in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein. Campaigners say there is an 'epidemic' of such killings in the wartorn country. Autopsy reports in Baghdad often conclude with the verdict: "Killed to wash away her disgrace." The filming of Du'a's death was just one more macabre element of her killing, but it has achieved something those bloodthirsty amateur filmmakers could not have predicted: it has brought such practices into the open and exposed them to the wider world. ...
I'm with him. "Horror" movies have become pointless geek shows devoid of any real horror or fun. Captivity stunk 10 years ago when it was called Strangeland. As for the rest, well, suffice it to say if I didn't have a kid I'd be hoping for the asteroid to hit right about now.
This story makes mamacita muy triste(\__/)