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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-19-11 03:17 PM
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The World at a Tipping Point

from Consortium News:




The World at a Tipping Point
August 19, 2011

America and the world seem precariously balanced between those who wish to deny the many problems facing mankind and those who insist that the human race address the multiple crises confronting the planet. Winslow Myers sees reason to hope that the world will tip in a positive direction.

By Winslow Myers


The brilliance of the Mad Men television series lies in the crackerjack acting and script, but even more in the way the series dramatizes the paradigm shift of American women from gross subjugation to rough equality.

In an early episode, protagonist Don Draper reluctantly allows his wife to consult a (male) psychiatrist, and then calls the doctor, who casually violates confidentiality.

The series explains much about how the males of my generation often haplessly misunderstood or deliberately ignored the autonomous subjectivity of females.

This begs two questions: what blindnesses operating in the present cultural moment might be illuminated by talented scriptwriters as they look back from the perspective of 2040? .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://consortiumnews.com/2011/08/19/the-world-at-a-tipping-point/



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