June 26, 2007

The Naked Double Standard

Filed under: 100 Days of Summer, Youth Rights — Katrina @ 9:17 pm

Nope, this isn’t a male-female thing. Not really anyway. Probably also noticed I categorized this under Youth Rights. Where could I be going with this? Just one of very many gripes I have on the subject of the objectification of children.

I also want to take this time to say that, considering the subject matter of this entry, if I catch any disgusting search phrases reaching this or any other page on this site that, well, let’s just say consider children in a less-than-innocent way, I’ll be publicly posting your IP address and any information a whois lookup of it will provide. You won’t find that crap here and any place you can find it can go to hell. Sick bastards.

Anyway, let’s move on. Objectification of children! What does that have to do with being naked? Oh, the examples are all over.

June 22, 2007

Last Resort

Filed under: 100 Days of Summer, Rants, Youth Rights — Katrina @ 10:09 pm

So I’ve been thinking lately about a common excuse from the pro-corporal punishment crowd. Well, maybe I shouldn’t call them that. Not what I’m referring to, per se. More like actually people who are not for corporal punishment yet with the little footnote that it is okay as a “last resort”.

I guess this began on Monday when someone posted to NYRA’s “Discuss” mailing list that the book The Case Against Adolescence contains a section in a chapter where the author, Dr. Robert Epstein, allegedly condones corporal punishment. It was early morning and I was at work, so couldn’t consult the book right away. The offending passage is on page 333, and at that point I had only read up to about page 315. The e-mail startled me yet still made me shake my head, and I replied saying that it sounded ridiculous, that Epstein had even mentioned corporal punishment as a sign that youth are treated badly in society.

June 11, 2007

The Sopranos Finale

Filed under: 100 Days of Summer, Decrees!, Idiot Box — Katrina @ 8:56 pm

I hereby decree…

The final episode of The Sopranos was GREAT!!!!

Some endings should tie up all loose ends, but this just totally threw that out the window. Hehehe. To have an ending so bizarre and confusing yet doing it in such a way that you’re happy with it… that takes talent! And, despite what a lot of idiots have been saying, this was done very well. I am pleased.

Of course, I realize some people don’t like the mystery of the weird ending. Wasn’t much indication of what happens later on. Those people need to shut the hell up, I guess (but this entry is already a Decree, don’t feel like mixing it with another type, hehe). But maybe I should appease them. So, for your delight and for a sense of closure, those of you pissed off at the ambiguity of the final episode of The Sopranos will be happy to know that right here I will supply you with the fates of all the beloved characters from this hallowed HBO drama. (And I’ll place the “more” thing here as a spoiler blocker, since this will be spoilers for those who haven’t seen it yet and actually care, though if at this point you haven’t heard already from like every media outlet, kudos)

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