I hope this wasn’t too much Steven, just some thoughts.
This is excellent thinking you are contributing here, as far as I’m concerned.
The first gig (for want of a better word) I attended was the Topp Twins. As a confused child drowning in an assigned gender identity they were and still are a revelation, they were like boys, highlighting that as people we can be who we are regardless of pressures to conform.
Marlon Brando talks about acting here on you tube. He’s explaining how we all conform to servive. I think it takes tenacity to act more inline with ourselves. Some people have to work harder at it than others. My story is pretty average.
Despite some notable departures this century, we are your psychos, your serial killers and your dolphin thieves, but usually we are just the punchline. It would be nice to see more transgender characters whose identities were incidental.
I didn’t previously realise Crocodile Dundee was a popular sex offender. I’m now going to watch the Hollywood block busters thru more critical eyes. Especially when dolphin thieves are in the frame.
Until as a nation we really look at how we see each other and how we treat each other, and particularly how we see and treat our young people, we will continue to see an expanding flow of people into mental health services.
Public broadcasting is the obvious why to push that. But the content would need to come from the appropriate places. I’m a believer in university’s. But in order for university’s to produce edgy broadcast content, that might help with a really broad look at each other, they would need to be more collaborative between departments; particularly the sociology researchers and the media artists. One possibility, is for mental health practitioners and people who have experienced a stigma of something and mental illnesses, could make suggestions about telling story’s that don’t normally get told. NZ on Air – Just a thought…
I agree with Russell, but I’d modify to: That the majority of adult to adult physical abuse that happens within the domestic setting, comes from men towards women. And I agree with most (not all) with what Lilith said. But that’s little comfort to anyone in the sizeable minority, who don’t fit a narrow definition of what domestic violence looks like.
Neglecting the validation of this invisible minority’s needs can lead to even more serious public health problems.
If men want to help other male survivors of violence and sexual abuse, perpetrated by men or women, I hope that they will work in that cause as so many women have worked in ours. And without needing to attack feminism or women’s needs while they do so.
What I’ve seen of men helping male survivors of violence, is that we are highly unlikely to mimic the women’s groups. And attacking feminism or women’s needs isn't what we are about.
I am interested in a more integrated approach to recovery from sexual abuse and violence. Thats going to require some difficult conversations, IMHO.
I doubt I’ll be posting in this thread again. Thanks to my friends (you know who you are) for their wise words and apologies for probably having mangled them here.
He hooked up with the Morris boys :-(
Chrome on the range!
It’s like an animal shelter. These cars are a wee bit depressed. It’d be nice if good family people with urban garages, went and adopted them.
It was reasonably unscathed, and it had some other promotional material on it. I’d say your correct that it was used in some sort of fundraiser activity rather than a fleet car.
I remember the Humber Super-snipe having a reputation as the indestructible derby car to avoid locking horns with.