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BBC World- Iran's "sex-change" solution ( long version)

The Man Called B9 (Engage music clicking Strangely; press Blogger to cont. read)

Strangely, he looked at the sky. He tilted his head slightly upwards as if trying to catch either a glimpse or note of music. This had been his behavior for a week. At times, he could hear it; just barely. The notes were always barely out of reach. He could never place the tune. His only opinion of it was that it was unearthly, melancholy. It resembled something that John would have listened too; something from one of those old serials he watched when he was depressed. Whereas others had comfort food, John had comfort shows: The Outer Limits, One Step Beyond, Lost in Space. The music sounded like something that would be played on one of those shows. It always made him feel like he was some character in one of John's comfort shows, it made him feel like he was leaving this life, his fake life, and traveling to his real one. That this flesh – this man that he had been, this mediocre, unsubstantial creature known officially as Robert Talley or Bobby was nothing more than a shabby wor…

The Role of Women in the Clinging Vine and Metropolis

The film's introductory elements are its: fast pace portrayed through its frantic typists and roller skating mail clerks; its corporate uniformity as evidenced through its employees dress code, hair style and identical typewriters. Various technically correct, photographic shots taken of A.B's company states that the company is a conservative, fast paced handler of information. The film's potentially lesbian character is A.B the company's competent secretary who is a predecessor of Miss Jane from the Beverley Hillbillies. From waist to collar, A.B is an unquestioned representation of: male intellect, efficiency and level-headedness; from waist to shoe lace, A.B is all woman or is she?  A.B's gender is immediately put up for audience debate by Clinging Vine's writers and creators. The question of A.B's gender is further highlighted by how her subordinates interact with A.B within their hierarchical corporate relationships where she is referred to as "th…

Summary of the Cellouid Closet

The 'Celluloid Closet', movies teach us what to think about the world, the movies opening line as voiced by academy award winner and costar of 'Some Like It Hot' Tony Curtis. This statement is akin to what psychology refers to as predictive programming.  What is mentioned when we are introduced to the sissy as created by Hollywood is that Hollywood's projection of homosexuality into the mind of American audiences could be said to create the pre-conscious and unconscious framework for society's interpretation of those identifying as other than heterosexual.However, within the various scences are unsubtle hints of how Hollywood viewed all those it considered other: the white male painted up to resemble an African slave, a young woman, possibly lesbian,  being passed about by demons, during a scene in which a young, white female virgin is assaulted by a villainous lesbian the camera is suddenly shifted towards an African mask.  It is during this time that the Cath…

Why China Fears Same Sex Marriage

Despite China's lack of state  and political opposition against its LGBT community, its main opposition stems from the immediate families of those belonging to the LGBT community due to its "One Child" policy. This is due to the policy"s affect on familie's ability to continue their lines of descent; thus there is a desire predomiantly by grandparents for their children to raise mentally, emotionally healthy grandchildren that desire traditional heterosexual relationships in order to make this possible. Thus; it's the parents not the state or conservative religious groups along with private corporations through subtle forms of discrimination that either prevent promotions, lower salaries or creates unemployment. 
However; subtle forms of discrimination in employment would also make it difficult for LGBT couples to create families of their own due to their inability to successfully support potential families of their own financially. Despite the differences in…

The True Story of Silk Road Is Way More Interesting Than The Government'...

Transhumanism & Man Merging With Machine: Progress In 2016

Is this how the status quo intend to remain the status quo? Every technological advancement that has been stated to be for the benefit of man has always been utilized by the ruling elites to oppress the lower classes and people of color; while further dominating the women of their social classes to be utilized as breeding stock for the male elite of those classes. Frank Herbert, author of Dune;  Philip K Dick, author of Blade Runner; H.P Lovecraft -- the father of modern horror/science fiction through the Cuthulu Mythos and Chiaki J. Konaka Japanese writer and scenarist best known for Serial Experiments Lain, creator of Ultraman Gaia, and Armitage the Third have all pointed out the key element in human socioeconomic development that leads to war, oppression and global poverty -- the elite's inability to prevent their own spiritual corruption. Is the Anti-Christ system not a system of demonic control exercised against humanity by fallen angels and their children, but corrupt elite…

The Impact of Social Dumping

In light of the anti-protest bill; I am re-releasing this article. Despite wanting to add personal opinions concerning those that caused me a great deal of grief about my opinions, some of that grief being loss of employment, career and my own personal dreams: I am not going to do that. I am simply going to state that when I wrote this article I pictured this day coming even as I was being told that I was anti-American, a nut, etc... Pay close attention to what is written n this article; then think about how the working class got to be wage slaves as opposed to just slaves? Because a nation’s socioeconomic health is directly related to its unemployment rate, nations suffering from high unemployment, or possessing an extremely vulnerable work force may exercise forms of protectionism to prevent rampant unemployment. Issues of illegal immigration often become enmeshed with issues of protectionism; if labor/services is viewed as goods; then just as unwanted surplus goods can be dumped i…

Gifted, Colored and Dropped Out

Despite assertions of education as a means of social mobility, many students of color experience a different reality. According to Saras Chung writer for NPO, Nonprofit Quarterly (et al March, 2012); in March of this year, America’s Promise Alliance released a study stating that through 2001 to 2009 the national graduation rate increased from 72 % to 75.5 %. Collectively including both whites and minorities more than one million U.S. students drop out per year.  Thus, over one million students within the U.S. do not experience education as a means of social mobility.

What may be so striking is that despite the emphasis upon minority dropout rates, we are consistently feed statistics that cause minorities to be over represented among dropouts as opposed to actual numbers.  This lack in pinpointing actual numbers in terms of minority dropout rates may cause a perpetuation of “Deficit Thinking” among educators that are not part of minority or low income groups. Deficit thinking is disti…

My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Launderette by: Hanif Kureishi 1987 “This country that we hate and love” , the ghettoization of culture and need for “otherness”. The movie’s underlying critical theme tends to focus upon the inter-relatedness of power and relationships. Despite how crude the language, within every culture possessing relationships focused upon the attainment of socioeconomic position and power there is always nigger and whitey position (pre-civil rights era terminology for black and white relationships of power). This terminology covers everything from master and slave to field nigger vs. House nigger ( old South plantation terminology ); in spite of their flamboyant cruelty, simple terms such as these clearly state the relationship between the powerless and the powerful; it also denotes the division of labor that exist between them.
These terms political importance are conveniently excluded from Postmodernist discussion and consciousness due to their inconvenient ugliness and inter-gen…

SFGMC Current Tour

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) is the world's first openly gay chorus, one of the world's largest male choruses[1] and the group most often credited with creating the LGBT choral movement.[2]
The chorus was founded by gay music pioneer Jon Reed Sims. Despite popular misconceptions, the group does not require that members identify as gay or bisexual. The eligibility requirements for SFGMC are to be at least 18 years of age, to self identify as a man, and to pass the audition process defined by the Artistic Director. Today, with a membership of over 300 voices, the SFGMC continues to present a wide range of music and perform for many different kinds of audiences. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Currently the Chorus is attempting to raise money for its members to engage in its Southern Concert Tour, which is at this point in time incredibly important to maintaining the freedom not just of LGBTQ individuals and communities, but all our communities: People …

The Feminist Tarot Pt.1

What seems to be missing is that every consciousness that utilizes the Tarot is not a white Male Western consciousness, despite the Tarots appearance in Italy and the knowledge that many symbols within the Tarot have transitioned from culture to culture, it still reflects the symbolism of the collective unconsciousness. It has recently come to light by some authors that the Tarot symbols are not of male or Western male origin, but of female and Eastern origin and possess a history that is older than Western Civilization. It would not be a mistake to consider the Hierophant as the usurpation of the High Priestess position as you view the historical interaction between nature based cultures and pre-industrial based cultures (bronze/iron based cultures) versus hunter gatherer/pastoral cultures that are based upon the worship of the mensis and the moon. Ancient priests and priestesses[edit] Sumerian and Akkadian Entu or EN were top-ranking priestesses who were distinguished with special c…

The Intersection of Self and Humanity: LGBTQ Political Identity

The SelfAre opinions of the self or the self of "others" is derived from our interpersonal relationships: the family home, the home of friends and relatives; society due to its ability to determine the child's path of success and development outside their family home, or the influence of relatives based upon its readiness to provide the child with: protection, resources, cooperation, belonging, and interactions . The Lev Vygotskys' theory of sociocultural, cognitive and social learning theories establish the importance of both parents and society in individual development. Two of these principles bare a direct relationship to the formation of identity 1 ( development cannot be separated from its social context, 2 ( language plays a central role in development. These two principles of Vygotskys serves to undermine the use of the Bell Curve to prove  white male or Asian intellectual superiority over women, and other people of color particularly black Americans. 
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