Look, I know it was stupid and tone-deaf, but I think the intention was good at least. I know we’re all upset and stressed but this is blowing things out of proportion. People directing their rage at Gadot and her famous friends should aim their hatred at the world leaders who spent years of the neglect and stupidity… Read more
They are my backup brand, as they’re always available. And if I’m buying cans of sauce it’s my go to unless I can find a brand where the ingredients read “tomatoes” instead of “tomato puree (tomato paste, water)“. There’s nothing wrong with the later, the former just tends to be a bit better. Can’t find it no problem,… Read more
Thank you for using the word “memetic” properly.
I’m VERY reluctant to go to “gaslighting” if only because I have a stubborn aversion to using terms that seem to really capture the zeitgeist, and then hang around forever as people overuse, misuse, and otherwise make tedious these terms like they’re all college freshmen who just got to a new part of the English… Read more
It’s not her friends that are gaslighting her though. I think this is one of the rare circumstances where the term is used correctly. In the original movie, the main guy is doing things like flickering the lights, then telling his wife that he didn’t see anything when she questions it, which makes her feel crazy. Read more
I mean, here’s the thing - I think there is a line between the depiction of something and the endorsement of it, and I do hope this book doesn’t tread over that line too far. I’m not looking, especially in this day and age, for stories that explain the roots of monstrous behavior as a way of justifying or somehow… Read more
I don’t know why we’re making a big fuss about this. I mean, antiheroes and villain protagonists are a thing in literature and have been for a long time now, it’s not some trend that just started. And it’s not an automatically bad idea to have one. So long as the work takes care to show that the bad guy protagonist is… Read more
No, it’s true: All monstrous humans emerge fully formed that way from the womb, and understanding how and why they turned out the way they did isn’t important, nor is acknowledging that they’re *humans* who do monstrous things, not some species that is inherently and intrinsically different from the rest of us… Read more