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On Tuesday, I started rewriting a true story, but with all the characters gender-flipped. The idea was just to undermine gender stereotypes and bias for a clearer picture, but something interesting started to happen that really underlines just how strong assumptions about gender can be: with the genders reversed the protagonist/antagonist, hero/villain, etc. rles swapped right along with them. The "truth" is somewhere between the two stories, but it is untellable without a mountain of cultural baggage around gender traits and rles tipping the scales. And how much of that is coming from me and my context? How much is just the point of view in the story (like Milton accidentally making the Devil the sympathetic character in "Paradise Lost")? What if I told the same story six ways: first person on one "side"; first person on the other; third person; and the the same three again with the genders reversed?
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Reworking of the Gothic BC photo of the day for November 21, 2017 Original:Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz Morrissey Pub 2005-11-10 Atratus http://www.gothic.bc.ca/photogallery?id=J64VA
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O.K., this is dangerous. I've been feeling a bit off this weekend (13 hours sleep Friday, 15 last night, still tired) and yesterday I discovered the absolute wealth of KSTW Channel 11, Sunday afternoon "SCI-FI THEATRE" grade awful movies from the 1950s and 60s that have slipped into the public domain. Terrible 50+ year-old movies generally mangling really good sci-fi from 100+ years ago? Yes, please.
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Someone feels that it should be dinner time now.
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Blown away: Batgirl/Barbara Gordon from the Adam West Batman and the crazy "green bitch" in the ST:OS episode "Whom the Gods Destroy" were played by the same actress, Yvonne Craig.
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