Musings, a Hadith, Fashion, Entertainment, Prostitution, Tinsel..

“..Look at these tears, tears of a clown
Look at these tears, oh they keep rolling down
Look at these tears, tears of a clown…” by Frankie J

Just some Inchoate musings on various things.

1. I was thinking about a hadith. In a narration from Amr Ibn Akhwas he relates that the Prophet(saws) commanded:
“Be kind towards your women. Take heed! You have rights over your women and your women also have rights over you.”

One notes that the command came first, before the justification of mutual reciprocity between men and women in terms of rights each has from the other, which of course suggests mutual reciprocity of duties. I think this is something that many of us men get sensitive about, the whole “nice guys get kicked to the curb” Line of thought. “Why be kind or nice, girls will just use you and step over you..”

I think Kindness and Niceness are somewhat different things, in English.
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Long overdue Linkage, 25th January 2013

“..But through the pain and the suffering
Through the heartache and trembling
I feel loved..” depeche mode, ‘i feel loved’, from Exciter

Linkage is love.
quite simply

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains
Dec 5 2013 by Leo Widrich

I have read this, it is an amazing work of history, sex, depravity, and of all things architecture…
London’s Sinful Secret by George Cruickshank
May 28, 2012 at 12:00 am
(I may post a full review of the book of my own)

see the comment discussion and have your say at the bottom
Review: False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism and the Quest for a One-World Religion by Lee Penn

Jan 23rd, 2013 by Brett Stevens

Let’s not panic over Mali and Algeria
21st January, 2013 by Indigo Jo

Debt Slavery Inc.
January 21, 2013 by Keoni Galt

provocative thought essay…
Lance Armstrong is the Quintessential American Hero
January 15, 2013 by dissention

a bit old, but interesting in a ‘just ‘cos you’re not paranoid, don’t mean they ain’t out to gitcha’ sort of way..
Flash: Radiation really is bad for you
April 10, 2011 by Mark Baard

also a bit old but it caught my eyes
The Next Right Thing
Posted by zac on July 31, 2012

..of males, females, violence, blackness, and city life….
What’s The Big Difference Between NYC & Chitown’s Homicide Rates? The Sex Ratio Of Men To Women
Wednesday, January 16th 2013 by Obsidian.

a peep into another culture…
Why They Make Fun of Us?
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by Saudi Jeans

aggressive and thoughtful questions on masculinity…
Boys Are Not Shih Tzus
January 14, 2013 by Jack Donovan

..and on femininity…
Women in Combat: A Grave Offense Against Children
Friday, January 25, 2013 By The Thinking Housewife

..and on monarchy….
Monarchist Profile: Yukio Mishima
Thursday, January 24, 2013 by MadMonarchist


comment approvals..

I am a bit shamefaced, but I noticed several comments were in the “Approve” queue and somehow flagged and not immediately approved.

I just approved them, my apologies to anyone out there in comment limbo. Do not take it personally, it was an oversight on my part.

Back to normal business..

Memoricide, Feminism, the Manosphere, and Discourses

Memoricido: Memoricide, to kill the memory.
History, that which is written – as the cliche goes – by the winners.

In 2005 an important term was coined, memoricidio – memoricide, by Linda G. Levine. Memoricido describes a process imposed, in her words, by ideological colonialism, ‘colonialismo ideologico’ to describe a process by which players, like ethnic minorities and women, have simply written out of history. This term is found in her increasingly well-known, in Spanish language Womens Studies circles, paper “Fronteras” or “Fronteras movedizas: la construcción de la identidad personal y nacional en Hija de la fortuna de Isabel Allende” (Movable Boundaries: The Construction of Personal and National Identity in Daughter of. Fortune) found in Letras Femeninas, vol 3, no 1, pp.169-179 (June 2005).

She notes that conservative historiographies have tended to privilege certain experiences, namely male European and North American ones. This very privileging of one set of experiences of one set of individuals, as being more memorable and important than others, becomes memoricide essentially. Because the non-privileged’s experiences, concerns, and perspectives simply vanish from history as if they never existed. Their very memory, in a sense, has been killed.

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2013 Insight One – Sex is Communication

(Re-edited due to typos) Sex is a form of Communication.

This isn’t a novel insight, it’s been made before. For that matter, so is handshaking, or kissing, or hugging, or patting one’s back. Indeed, throwing a punch to the face or a bottle over someone’s head is also a form of communication, but lets stick to Sex for now. Part of my writing this is clarifying the idea itself, in my mind. Because it’s part of a larger puzzle I have been considering. But for now, let’s look at the idea of Sex as Communication.

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