Good morning, y'all! Hope your Monday has been a happy one so far. Sorry for the Mother's Day aspects of the image (a day late and hey, not everyone has happy feelings about the holiday) but I felt the message was too important to pass up. Anyway, here's today's video:
If you follow me on FB, you'll already be familiar with that video. So, skip this paragraph and go to the next one. If you don't, here are my feelings on the matter. When I was first starting as a writer my first teacher/mentor gave me this bit of advice. (Imagine a very polite southern lady and it becomes quite memorable.): "The ideal POV from which to tell the story is from the perspective of the character whose goat gets fucked." That is, the character most harmed by the situation. The script writers made the least interesting choice. They assumed the male perspective would be the most interesting. As a result, they spend the first third of the film justifying his terrible decision. By taking the woman's POV, the entire film would've been 100% better. And this is why POV matters. Pick the best, most interesting one. Not the one you're most comfortable with.
Literary/Entertainment: The Nigerian artist who is exploding the myth of the ‘authentic African experience’. Ah, the mono-story. Again. It's important to remember that people are people no matter what situation they live with day to day. And again, often the most interesting story is the less obvious one. Why the 1980s Anne of Green Gables Is Such a Hard Act to Follow. Sometimes, I can't help wondering how different my life would've been had I watched/read Anne of Green Gables. I would've loved it. (I was totally hooked on Joan Aiken. And while Anne of Green Gables doesn't have that dark twisted edge to it, it does have the spunky orphan with a good heart.) The next link is brilliant. (And hey, I love Star Trek.) Inclusion is a captain’s job. And John Scalzi writes wisely about Diversity, Appropriation, Canada (and Me). Filed under "Too much Irony": Black Actor Accuses Cops of Racially Profiling Him Right Before Production About Racism. SF critic, editor, and writer Sarah Chorn has organized a thing: ANNOUNCING | FACES OF IMPACT – A Grassroots Online Activism Campaign. Consider participating. I am. Pop Feminist: Harry Styles's Fangirls Are the Future. Just because a teen girl likes it, doesn't automatically make it bad. No one says that about things boys are into. Gabourey Sidibe Writes About Chanel Store Discrimination Experience.
General: You know what? I never thought I'd ever see this headline in my lifetime-->HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs. I even saw a billboard on the side of a city bus the other day that said there was a drug that prevents HIV. (I checked it several times because I'm dyslexic.) Yeah. That. Yay! Modern Medicine!!! Speaking of... The Healthcare Bill Exposes Trump's Chilling Authoritarian Agenda. "All thirteen of the members who designed this bill were [white] men." Some food for thought there. On Carrying My Mother’s Relationship Advice To New York. Hillary Clinton joins the 'Trump resistance'.
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