now and then 1995

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The year is 1995, congress member Bernie Sanders stands in opposition of a homophobic statement said by Duke Cunningham. Cunningham derisively refers to “homos in the military” to support his argument while (strangely) discussing the Clean Water Act. Sanders, having none of it, quickly rises to the defense of thousands of men and women everywhere. Sanders ire is such that he repeatedly disrespects the Chairman by speaking over him in order to say his piece. [Video Source]


What does this say for Sanders? Well, that’s for you to decide. But to me, it says that for 20+ years strong he has shown his public support for LGBT+ persons everywhere, even in the face of ridicule and disrespect. Unlike some, Sanders has always been vocal about his beliefs concerning the LGBT+ community, and he has always held them. Key word always, and not just when doing so might garner him support for his campaigns. 


BONUS:

Ghost in the Shell

I want to clarify this movie for my followers who commented on my last post about it.

Ghost in the Shell is not an action movie. While there are action elements in the movie, extremely well done action, the movie deals with very interesting concepts and ideas about Humanity and individuality. This is a beautifully dressed Human drama/thriller.

This movie was so interesting to me and I loved all of it, but I don’t think everyone is going to like it. I’ve never seen any of the Anime, so for all I know this is just completely shitting on the source material. But I loved it. And I really want to watch the 1995 film.

I know a lot of people are unhappy about Scarlett Johansson being cast in the role. And all ill say, to avoid spoilers, is they address it and handle it very well. And frankly, Scarlett Johansson did a really good job.

This movie is also stunningly beautiful. I saw it in 3D, and it was so worth it. It reminded me of Blade runner. The world was beautiful. The Animation was impeccable.

I throughly enjoyed this movie, and it’s sorta opened me up to Anime now. So I’m on the hunt for the 1995 film. I highly recommend this movie. It was a fun time.

On This Day in History

April 19th, 1995

Timothy McVeigh executed what is now known as the Oklahoma City Bombings. He bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Building. There were 168 confirmed deaths.


April 19th, 1999

Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went to Outback Steakhouse for dinner. The following day they would shoot up their high school, killing 13 others and injuring 24. They would later kill themselves.

Let me tell you why Now and Then is an excellent movie

This is more than a chick flick that I have fondness for because of nostalgia. It is THE chick flick. And not the stereotypical BS that is dubbed a chick flick nowadays(the ones that involve girls sniping at each other over a man or popularity). No, this is a movie for girls that treats them equally with respect and deals out hard truths of adulthood while still holding on to the power of love and friendship. It is a beautiful movie with so much heart and love put into it. 

It teaches us about death, family, sex, gender roles, and all these other themes about growing up and none of the girls resolve these through a love interest but with each other. It is overall a feminist movie that doesn’t shame girls for being girls. If you’re all about female friendship, this is the movie you have got to see.

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This is a great interview promoting their 1995 tour.  Except for the extremely annoying people expressing their disappointment that Robert and Jimmy didn’t play “Stairway to Heaven.” 😒

Name: The Woman’s Triple Shift

Year: 1976

Artist: Duff & Maria

Value: $901,283,912,321

Rarity: Universal

Description & History:

The domestic labour that women provide is essential for men do perform their job effectively. The role of the housewife was socially constructed after industrialization as women were excluded from the ‘dangerous’ workplace, in order to look after the children, who were also excluded at the same time. Even though women are more likely to work in contemporary society, they are still expected to perform the domestic labour duties. This is supported by Ann Oakley (1976) who claimed that women have a ‘dual burden’ of employment and domestic labour when they come home. Duncombe & Marsden (1995) go further by stating that women now perform a ‘triple shift’ as they also have to perform emotional labour as well as employment and domestic chores. Fran Ansley (1976) would support this claim as women are expected to soak up the frustration of the man’s working day in order for them to return to work in a productive mindset. All domestic and emotional labour is done for free and therefore benefits the ruling class without costing them any money.

Trivia: This portrait is one of the leading examples of why we need feminism.