Link Me Up, Scotty - Poetic Justice and Animal Cruelty Edition

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Depression is a multi-faceted motherfucker. I've had to increase my attention to my own self-care in the last month or so, as I could feel myself slipping. Sneaky, that's what it is.
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An interesting description of the waves of grief that can overcome us during the worst times of our lives. My own journey has progressed to the point where my grief is more like a tide, with irregular cycles.
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France is passing a law that restricts how thin models can be in order to work. They're using BMI as a yardstick, which is odd, since it's such a bogus measurement for individuals (rather than groups).

I'm not sure how I feel about this. There's a part of me that applauds their efforts because I don't want the young women in my life to feel they have to be on the edge of starvation in order to be attractive. But on the other hand, it seems more than a little paternalistic, and punches women's right to self-determination right in the crotch.

H/T Sister Kaye
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Apparently, men and women approach moral dilemmas from different points of view. I find this unsurprising, and find myownself somewhere in the middle between Utilitarianism and Deontology, leaning slightly toward Deontology.

Oddly, when I read the first dilemma (the classic "go back in time and kill Hitler" scenario), the first thing that came into my mind was "I wonder what the unintended consequences are of such an act?"rather than the morality of the act.
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That dude is who used to run those disgusting "Revenge Porn" and "Change My Reputation" websites? He's been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his trouble. Well, now. Isn't this a sad, sad turn of events. Remember, kids, bortaS bIr jablu'DI', reH QaQqu' nay.
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Finally, a religious movement I can get behind. Plus it has the added benefit of allowing me to ignore those whose belief system negatively impacts my own. Because, FREEDOM.
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New federal laws will make animal cruelty a more serious crime. Because being intentionally cruel to an animal is a sure sign that something is very broken inside the perpetrator. Get some help, people. Seriously.

H/T Brother Paul
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Video of the Week: Peter Hollens covers The Hanging Tree from The Hunger Games, and lays it down with 119 voice tracks. This dude is ridiculously talented.


5 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

I read an article a couple years ago, about how models would regularly starve themselves right into the hospital--spending many days each month in the hospital--so they'd be chosen by designers.

So, yeah, I have no problem with the French limiting how underweight models can be. Because if you're putting people in the hospital on a regular basis, there is something wrong with your business plan.

mom in northern said...

Check out Eric Whitcare's virtual choir on UTube...

Anne C. said...

I loved that song. Thanks for linking to it!

And I have similar reactions to the Hitler question. I think it's exposure to many sci-fi stories that explore cause and effect. ;)

Take care of yourself, hon. (((((BIG HUG)))))

Unknown said...

I have mixed feelings, too, about the models. What are we going to do about the Disney films like the Little Mermaid where the character has an abnormally thin waistline?

Unknown said...

I'm joining that church, too.