Where else , but in America of course!! The latest ‘execution’ of a probably innocent man. I say probably, because all of the facts are not in yet.
The background to this story is as follows: A man jogging in a neighbourhood near his home is followed by 2 men in a truck. They believe he has been involved in robberies in the same neighbourhood.
The Coronavirus is here. With us every day. All around us. Restricting our lives. Ruining livelihoods, destroying businesses. Uprooting the financial world, and much more. But is it the deadliest plague of modern history, as is being claimed in many quarters?
She’s a model.
Another story in the news about a young woman.She always seems to be a model, or part-time model. She is reasonably attractive If not the traditional model(tall, skinny), then a lingerie or swimwear model, but the kind of girl you would notice if you were walking along the street.The hook to get the reader’s attention. Why is it necessary to inform us that this girl happens to do part time modelling as well as her ‘day job’. Is this to tell me that I, as a man,
must find her desirable, and as a woman, must aspire to be like her? We don’t care if she is a model. Millions of much
prettier girls are not models. Another chapter on the pathway to all of society basing everything on ‘the look’, ‘the
sex appeal’ Or do we have to ask ourselves.
Are we so dumb as a species that we must be presented with everything labelled so as to make up our minds as how to respond? So if they tell us that she is a model, then our “she is really sexy/pretty..” mindset kicks in. As we can’t,
as it seems, think for ourselves any longer, and must be ‘fed’ our opinions. Another of these aspects is the ‘beauty pageant’. Why are we told that these women are models, and are so desirable that if we do not fall at their feet and worship them, then there is something wrong with us?
Reality check: these women may be mildly attractive. No more so than a woman we may see in a shopping mall most days. However, numerous visits to spas, make up artists, hairdressers, and a wardrobe from some of the most sort after designers being at their disposal, means that they are not beautiful, they are manufactured. These people never set foot outside their doors without intense preparation. Maybe it is because they know they are not the essence of desire, but the girl next door, once the layers have been removed. A lot of the blame rests firmly with the male species. We compete for female attention and want to show off our prize to other adoring males. “My girl is a model” as if this word is an automatic passport to beauty and adoration. She probably, as is most cases, did some cigarette promotions, or exhibitions, as eye candy'(see this blog)
The counterpart to the worldwide movement named #MeToo, is my version of a movement, which is not countering the #metoo movement, but asking questions about relationships between male and female.
Throughout history, men have been the pursuers, the charmers, the chasers of women. Whole industries have made countless billions over centuries due to this basic fact. So now we have world where men are now on their guard when it comes to physical, and visual contact, and verbal interaction, with the opposite sex.
I came across this interesting article in the wake of the Nice attack.
9 Reasons To Question The Paris Terror Attacks
An intriguing title you might ask. And you would be right. What is the meaning behind it? All will become clear shortly.
There is an increasing connection between religion and football?
Well. In this world of mass sporting investment and expansion worldwide, certain things have crept in which are altering the face of certain sports.
What is female rape? From what I gather it is the deliberate act of a woman forcing herself upon a man against his wishes. (‘No means no’ he said).
Most countries around the world are now ‘blessed’ or ‘plagued’, depending on your opinion, with ‘The shopping Mall’ These are often the social meeting place and besides the shopping, eating, and window shopping, which goes on in abundance, there is another ‘blight’ on the landscape.
Having recently read a lot of the going’s on in The US, and in the UK (less so) regarding the divide between the white race and people of colour, it compelled me to put fingers to keyboard to recall a couple of experiences which happened to me.
I am from England, and grew up in a relatively normal environment, at a time when people of colour were established in society to a large degree, but were still not near the finishing line (we are nearer now, but still not there). I lived in several cities in England and experienced mild forms of racism (implicit, mainly through preconceptions), but overall, led relatively good life. I worked in The City of London for financial institutions for more than a decade, and found in the main, people to be sensitive, even in a white, male dominated arena.
I have always been interested in religion. Not as a true believer, but more from a scholarly point. There are so many interpretations of religious beliefs that one would not be surprised to learn that there are many people who are confused by this. Why are there so many different religions? and why do they all do different things?
Each religion focuses on their particular brand of belief. Christians, Seventh Day Adventists, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, etc…, all have a system which defines the way they worship, and the way they demonstrate their beliefs.