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Of Women, Choice and Timing: Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049’s Opening Box Office

I’m a woman. I have not seen Blade Runner 2049, yet. I thought I would make those disclosures right up front.  Because that’s the subject of this article.

 

Weird, right? I am not talking about the usual current events, or political speech.  Nope. Just sharing some thoughts.

 

About how women think. Or, at least, how one woman thinks. Or maybe it’s just something subconsciously part of women’s decision making.  Or maybe it’s not a thing at all.

 

But at least it’s some food for thought.

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AN AMERICAN INTERVENTION: GUN-SHAPED ELEPHANTS AND TALKING ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS

Psst! America? You’re old enough now. It’s time for us sit down and talk about some things.

 

No, not about the birds and the bees. Not this time anyway.  Although it does include other animals. Elephants, to be precise.

 

No, we need to chat about mass shootings in this country. It’s long overdue.  And that means you have to include those gun-shaped elephants in the room.

 

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find Out What It Means by Asking the Right Questions

What do you respect?

 

Something happens, and it upsets you.  Why? We often believe we know the reason.  But we often don’t know the whole story. Because we operate on assumptions without first asking the right questions.  Even when dealing with ourselves.

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Figleaves: A Peak behind the Modesty Curtain

 

Modesty covering comes up in the darnedest of places. Even political speeches.  Who would have thought it? It certainly took me a while to notice.

 

It is all part of the mechanics of political manipulation. Let’s face it. Manipulation is a big part of what politicians do.  Being aware of the mechanics gives you better tools to assess what a politician is really saying.  Maybe you will still buy what is being sold, but at least it will be with eyes wide open. (It’s sort of like dealing with used car salespeople. And I bet you’ve heard that one before.)

 

With that in mind, I thought I would introduce you to reframing and figleaves, along with a micro-analysis of their application. No. You did not just make a wrong turn into an art blog. And you will not need a magnifying glass and tweezers.  You’ll see.

 

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