Absolute pleasure to watch “Under the Shadow”

Wife M, Daughter L and I watched Under the Shadow last night.  On the surface level, it was a scary movie (although not too over-the-top scary) that got scarier and creepier.  But on a deeper level, like “Moonlight” and “Get Out” and “Babadook” I loved its message.  We have a mother who was an aspiring medical student before leaving school to join her revolution; because of that she can’t pursue her dream (ostracized) later.  Her husband, instead of fighting for her, says “maybe it is for the best.”  As the movie goes on, and the Djinni take over the buliding, she becomes more isolated as a mother.  Her husband is gone, her community slowly leaves, her workout tape is gone, her medical book is locked away then sacrificed for her daughter’s doll, she is told by her husband she is incapable of making her own decision (to stay) then when she decides to leave rather than leave she must stay (“if you love me”) and help her daughter find her beloved doll.  When she escapes all this at last by breaking down the wall with her daughter, the book and the doll stay behind, indicating you can run but you can’t ever escape.  

Oh my goodness, what a message this is to be a woman in a man’s world.  What a powerful (but entertaining) movie.  

Brilliant.  Why wasn’t this nominated for an Oscar??

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Absolute pleasure to watch “Under the Shadow”

Sister K’s twins are happy and healthy with 2 months to go!

K got your latest ultrasound today for her twins.  They are 2.8 pounds and 2.5 pounds and look healthy (. = ounces)!  She is due in December but they told her she will likely deliver in mid-November, so just 2 months to go.  It is our first nephew/nieces and our kids’ first cousins, so we are very excited.  

The shower is scheduled for this weekend.  Normally, that would mean free time for me (read: football) but men are included in this one so I will be enjoying a few mocktails with the ladies this weekend 🙂

Sister K’s twins are happy and healthy with 2 months to go!

The Senate wants women to register for the draft??

I am all for equal rights, but the news that our senate wants women to register for the draft is frightening.  Have we become such a militaristic society that we want to force our mothers and daughters to fight?  Not to mention the fact that a Senate comprised of 80% men voting on a matter involving women seems to me like a law passed without fair representation…

The Senate wants women to register for the draft??