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Re: “Movie review: Light bondage aside, Fifty Shades of Grey's real lust is for corporate power

Books and movies like this reinforce the notion that a man only has value to a woman, and is only attractive to a woman, and can only be desired by a woman if he is in a position of authority and great wealth with a career that makes him status-symbol for the middle class due to his wealth and affluence. It also reinforces the notion that the man's primary place in a woman's life is that of authority figure rather than companion and partner and that, given the choice of a helicopter ride and bondage sex over intelligence, personality, and a simple roll-in-the-hay with a lover for pleasure and not pain, the woman would choose the former because, well, America values money and status above all else. I guess we can't imagine this bondage scenario unless it is dangled to the woman behind a big pile of money and power?

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Posted by Karen Ashburner on 02/16/2015 at 11:26 AM

Re: “The nightmare of Carrboro without a Cradle

A statement like "I know people who will leave town" in relation to a music venue moving is the kind of ridiculousness only uttered by affluent people who don't understand what it is like to do without. You'd leave town because a business that doesn't even provide a necessity of life is leaving town? Please. We have people who can't leave the squalor of poverty in urban and rural areas alike because they can barely afford rent on a run-down house or apartment, let alone move. Take a drive just outside the affluence of Carborro and take a look at the leaking roofs that can't be fixed and the cars that are one bad water pump away from taking an entire family into disaster. You are worried about the "nightmare" of Cat's Cradle leaving your town? How about the nightmare of the only grocery store leaving town or the nightmare of the only library closing it's doors from budget cuts. We've got people here who can't leave the nightmare of high rent in broken down homes because flipping your burgers and mopping your floors and serving your 5 dollar coffees doesn't pay enough. You can afford to leave town because a music venue is leaving town? Consider yourself lucky. The people living just outside your town who drive in everyday to clean up after the show has moved on aren't so lucky.

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Posted by Karen Ashburner on 02/15/2015 at 6:28 PM

Re: “The nightmare of Carrboro without a Cradle

I hate the arts center. I sent my child there one summer for camp. I spent my entire month of child support on that stupid camp. After a week of canotthey said they didn't want my daughter there because she was too active. They kept the money. Seriously. An entire month of child support. I hope they go out of business. That wound be the best scenario.

3 likes, 30 dislikes
Posted by Karen Ashburner on 02/12/2015 at 7:05 AM

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