Sunday, 7 February 2010

Vile Bodies

I wonder if this is what it feels like for people of other faiths as Christmas approaches. There is this feeling of excitement, that something really BIG is about to happen, but yet the something big that's about to happen is fully outside of my sphere of interest.

Anyhoo, back to the matter in hand.
It seems that if you are a woman with an idea for a business, you have the same level of motivation as a man and possibly a higher level of expertise, but you will be unlikely to get any Venture Capital to start up your business - because you are a woman.

There's some kind of weird, creepy Christian group in the States, who hold a National Prayer Breakfast. Hillary Clinton and Obambi went along, supported by out-and-proud gay Bishop Gene Robinson, and they took to task supporters of the Ugandan Bill to sentence gay people to death. (Or just life imprisonment for less serious gay people).
Secretary of State Clinton made it clear that should the bill pass into law, there would be consequences.

Johnny Depp, beloved icon of many, has angered many by supporting rapist Roman Polanski. There is a great article here about his treachery, and the comments are equally insightful, unlike Comment-is-free on the Graun's website, where, whenever an article appears supporting women and homosexuals, the trolls come out in full force.

Also via Feministing, I came to an article that expands a question I asked in a previous post, do men read women writers? Well, it seems that in general they don't. But eighty per cent of fiction readers are women, yet men are more likely, as writers, to receive the glittering prizes. The woman writing this piece concludes that yet again, women are simply not noticed.

Argh...I read somewhere this week that one in six American women will suffer rape or sexual violence at some point in her life, but now I can't find where I read it. That figure seems astounding considering how many imbeciles think that women have now achieved total equality.

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