Has “Game of Thrones” jumped the dragon?

Not sure; although since the latest episode reportedly featured a brother raping his sister in front of their dead son, maybe it finally has.

In any case, here is something I wrote about Game of Thrones, from a real-world perspective.

A blogging catfight …

… reminds me of an old nursery rhyme:

There once were two cats of Kilkenny,
Each thought there was one cat too many,
So they fought and they fit,
And they scratched and they bit,
Till, excepting their nails
And the tips of their tails,
Instead of two cats, there weren’t any.

Haiga 2


Haiga 1


Because they look cuter

This is yet another attempt to scare women into not wearing high heels.

I don’t imagine it will make much difference.

The reason can be seen in the bottom right hand corner: with the two pictures of women wearing flats and heels respectively. One looks like a frump and is even wearing pants to go with her flats. The other looks sexy in heels. And that is the bottom line.


My previous thoughts on high heels.

I am not a huge fan of heels. My wife doesn’t wear them much, partly because she is fairly tall. But it is nonsense to think that women will stop wearing them. They are just too effective at what they do.

Substation, Canberra, Australia


Sex roles and shoe advertisements


This is an advertisement for shoes on display at the local shopping centre now.

Aimed at trendy young things, it nevertheless contains many elements of the traditional sex roles:

The man glares full-faced at the camera. The woman more obliquely.

There is a touch of fear in her eyes, which are made up to look large and childlike.

Her top is of a soft material. His is not.

She has her body turned in slightly to his as if seeking protection.

She has a decorated skirt. He has tattooed arms.

His shoes are more practical.

(The scarf softens his appearance slightly.)


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