Ptittle

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Date registered: January 24, 2013

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  1. Ten years later, she meets Dick, and he’s so – — March 7, 2017
  2. Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, Sheri Tepper — February 22, 2017
  3. Rain Without Thunder – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED — February 5, 2017
  4. For your convenience, a sanitary receptacle is provided in this cubicle. You are requested … — January 16, 2017
  5. Women Discover Life on Mars — January 6, 2017

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  1. Bare Breasts: Objections and Replies — 27 comments
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  3. Arrogance, I think — 7 comments
  4. A Man Shaken by a Bomb — 5 comments
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Mar 07

Ten years later, she meets Dick, and he’s so –

            You’re so – different.  Not such an –

Yeah.  It’s like before I was so – driven.  It’s like I was in a car, no, I was the car.  And it was always in high gear, in screaming high gear.  I had to get somewhere, I always had to get somewhere.  I couldn’t …

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Feb 22

Gibbon’s Decline and Fall, Sheri Tepper

Although I read this fantastic novel years ago, I was recently reminded of it by Judith A. Little’s Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction: utopias and dystopias. 

At the end of the novel, five options for human reproduction are presented:

  • Only partners for life will be able to reproduce, and only once every decade.
  • Parthenogenesis, …

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  • Feb 05

    Rain Without Thunder – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Rain Without Thunder (movie) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

     

    I just watched this!  And will watch it again, stopping to think at so many points!

    Here’s the brief description:  It’s the year 2042 and the threat is real…women are going to prison for terminating their pregnancies. An investigating reporter is determined to reveal the truth behind the …

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    Jan 16

    For your convenience, a sanitary receptacle is provided in this cubicle. You are requested …

    So I was in a public washroom the other day and noticed this little sign:  “For your convenience, a sanitary receptacle is provided in this cubicle.  You are requested to co-operate and use it for the purpose intended.”

    “For your convenience.”  For our convenience?  Given that the alternative to the requested behaviour would result in …

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    Jan 06

    Women Discover Life on Mars

    “Should we fund a mission to Mars?  Sure.  Give us a bit of time and we can make that planet uninhabitable too.”  (jassrichards.com)

    That said, I thoroughly enjoyed watching MARS.   Why?  Because the three astronauts who walk out onto the planet’s surface at the end to discover life on Mars are all women.  Not a …

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    Dec 14

    Christmas Elves

    Generally speaking, I don’t do Christmas.  At all.  But when I see an ad in the classifieds for “Three female elves to work in a mall during the Christmas season”, well, I have to say something.

    And the first thing I have to say is, I don’t think they’re going to find any – male …

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    Nov 15

    Guest Posts Welcome!

    Guest posts welcome; contact ptittle7 {at} gmail {dot} com.

    Nov 04

    Sterilization: The Personal and the Political

    Ever since I’ve been old enough to ask myself ‘Do I want children?’, my answer has been ‘No’ – a rather emphatic ‘No!’  I consider parenting to be a career, and a very demanding one at that: twenty-four hours a day for at least fourteen years, you are responsible for the physical, emotional, and intellectual …

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    Oct 18

    The 100, Madam Secretary, Code Black

    If you haven’t yet discovered it, check out The 100 (available on Netflix).

    There are so many female leaders and principals!  Clarke, her mother, Raven, Octavia, the three grounder leaders…

    And in one episode, not only does Clarke do something really difficult and really important with Finn, the camera ends with a close-up of her, …

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    Sep 30

    Hank

    [Note: this piece was written a while ago; hence the low figures!]

    For those who think it’s no longer a patriarchal world and women are treated the same as men – you’re wrong.

    And I am so tired, so very tired of my sex getting in the way of my life, making every little thing …

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