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“Women Beware Women” by Thomas Middleton

Royal Shakespeare Company, 2006

Starring Penelope Wilton, Tim Pigott-Smith, Hayley Atwell, Emma Cunniffe, Rob Edwards, Elliot Cowan, Bruce Mackinnon, Paul Rider, Susan Engel

Nate MacKinnon, in a tan trenchcoat: Sidney Crosby?? nah we’re just buddies, we just — [trips] [hundreds of thousands of photos of shirtlesss Sidney Crosby spill out of trenchcoat] w-what we just train together in the summer i these aren’t mine I’m just [gathering them up frantically sweating] listen I just listen fuck [thousands of pictures of Sidney Crosby’s butt scatter across the floor] shit fuck I’m holding them for a friend just listen 

After being injured at Culloden, Jamie was carried to an old farmhouse

Culloden Moor, Old Leanach Farmhouse is an actual historic site - wounded Highlanders really were carried there.  The series has been able to use many Scottish historical sites, so hopefully we will see this farmhouse in season 3.    In Voyager, we read:

Jamie jerked up with a cry of revulsion and a flurry of movement that sent the crow flapping off, squawking with alarm.
“Ay! Over there!”
There was a squelching through boggy ground, and a face before him, and the welcome feel of a hand on his shoulder.
“He’s alive! Come on, MacDonald! D’ye lend a hand here; he’ll no be walkin’ on his own.” There were four of them, and with a good deal of effort, they got him up, arms draped helpless about the shoulders of Ewan Cameron and Iain MacKinnon.
He wanted to tell them to leave him; his purpose had returned to him with the waking, and he remembered that he had meant to die. But the sweetness of their company was too much to resist. The rest had restored the feeling in his dead leg, and he knew the seriousness of the wound. He would die soon in any case; thank God that it need not be alone, in the dark……

Jamie turned his face to the wall, praying that his men had started early enough. Lallybroch was remote; if they could get far enough from Culloden, it was unlikely they would be caught. And yet Claire had told him that Cumberland’s troops would ravage the Highlands, ranging far afield in their thirst for revenge.
The thought of her this time caused only a wave of terrible longing. God, to have her here, to lay her hands on him, to tend his wounds and cradle his head in her lap. But she was gone—gone away two hundred years from him—and thank the Lord that she was! Tears trickled slowly from under his closed lids, and he rolled painfully onto his side, to hide them from the others.
Lord, that she might be safe, he prayed. She and the child
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Excerpt From: Diana Gabaldon. “Voyager.” iBooks. 

The problem then is not that differences are not valued; the problem is that they are defined by power. This is as true when difference is affirmed as when it is denied, when its substance is applauded or disparaged, when women are punished or protected in its name.
—  Catharine A. MacKinnon, Sex Equality: On Difference and Dominance, Towards a Feminist Theory of the State (1989), p.219. [PDF]
Thoughts on Ghostbusters

Let’s start off by saying the plot and a lot of the writing of Ghostbusters (2016) are nothing revolutionary and, to me, a lot of the science doesn’t come across as believable. Although, I’m not a scientist, so I really wouldn’t know. But I didn’t really expect any of that to happen, so I’m not terribly upset.

Ghostbusters is very funny. I was giggling throughout the entire movie. There was a particular fart joke and some wonton soup scenes that were my favorites. Chris Hemsworth was delightful. I believe he’s done some other comedy films, although I haven’t seen them. He should do more.

Everyoe knows McCarthy, Wiig, and Jones are talented, and they bring it. You’ve also probably heard all about Kate MacKinnon’s breakout performance as Jillian Holtzmann. What they’re all saying is true, so I won’t rehash it here. Holtzmann is going to be a favorite character in the wlw community for years to come.

The thing that really got to me about Ghostbusters though, are the “hero moments.” You know what I’m talking about? Those moments when the hero gets to do something cool and they strike a pose and the theme song plays? While I was watching this movie, it hit me. I rarely get to see ladies in have these moments. It makes me a little emotional. And a little mad. How many badass lady action heroes have we missed out on because Hollywood had its head up it’s ass?

So yes, go see Ghostbusters. You will have a good time and it makes MRAs mad. Win-win.