Friday, March 6, 2009

International Women's Day

Happy IWD! My employer held a celebratory function for us at lunch time with Mary Jerram, first female State Coroner of New South Wales, as guest speaker. A product of 70s/80s feminism like me, she was easy listening, confirming and validating the stuff I had lived and believe in. Interestingly my gen Y geek girl friend - the one who go me started on this blog - questioned the very notion of a day exclusively for women and was irritated by the cosy bourgeois nature of the event. It is important not to get complacent!

Channel 7 is celebrating IWD by screening Casino Royale with the post feminist casting of Judi Dench as 'M'. I have appreciated Daniel Craig for quite some time and Judi forever but I still can't bring myself to take a seat on the sofa and watch it. It is a genre thing. I think Matt Damon put it quite succinctly when he told The Miami Herald recently: "Bond is an imperialist, misogynist sociopath who goes around bedding women and swilling martinis and killing people. He's repulsive".

So even the lovely Daniel is rendered unmagnetic for me by that fact. And as for Judi, she has been so very wonderful in 'Cranford' the past 4 Sunday evenings that her jaunt as 'M', while a stylist's triumph and performed with her usual aplomb, is dispensable. Another issue is commercial breaks. Having decided I want to see 'Lie To Me' and the US version of 'Life on Mars' I am condemned to telly peppered with advertising and I am not hardened to it yet. It is intrinsically irritating and blows my time management/preferred week night early bed time regime out of the water.

Any way, Friday night seems to have become BLOG night!
To say nothing of red wine and chocolate night (oh, let's face it, that's pretty much every night!) I graduate on Thursday. Some sort of account or imagery will grace this blog, I promise!

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