Gotham Season 3 Premiere 

This past Monday was the season 3 premiere of Gotham. The theme of the season is called the Mad City and given the events of the season finale of season 2 it is understand why.
So to kick off, Gotham is hunting down the monsters that have eacaped from Indian Hill. Gordon who is no longer a cop is one of the bounty hunters. However friend and former parnter Harvey wants his friend back at the GCPD.  Lucious Fox lends his assistance to Harvey as they track down this monsters who have been attacking various pharmacies since their escape.

Vickie Vale (Credit: FOX)

Meanwhile, Bruce decides he needs to flush out the secret organization out. So he calls a meeting and tells them of his plan. Which then prompts the mystery owl masking wearing woman to go after Bruce Wayne.  Bruce meets up with Selina and tries to apologize for leaving to which she, in that Selina way says she’s understand  and leaves. 

Masked Man Coming for Bruce (Credit: Fox)

Oswald has been visiting his friend Edward Ngyma in prison because he need someonento talk too.  He even brings Ed a gift, a puzzle box which he figures out in mere seconds but appreciates the thought. Oswald then tells his friend about Fish Mooney to which Edward reminds him that peguins eat fish. 
Last, Fish Mooney along with Selina and others from Indian Hill have been searching various pharmacies for immune drugs. It is revealed when they find Mrs. Peabody that the more they use their unique gifts, the more new cells the body creates and is slowly killing them. Peabody tells them that the only one who can help them is Hugo Strange. However, the owls have Dr. Strange in hiding and even she has no idea where he is. Mrs. Peabody is killed by having her life force drained by one of the creatures.  Ivy who had been following Selina is caught by one of the creatures; she threatens to tell the police. A chase ensues resulting in Ivy falling down a sewage drain presumable dead. 

(Left to Right) Marv, Fish Mooney and Man-Bat (Credit:Fox)


The first episode has set the tone for the rest of the season. As the Mad City season unfolds we will see new characters as the old one develop more into their personas and who is this mystery Court of Owls that is secretly running Wayne Enterprises and does Bruce’s parents have any connection to them.

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Some Marriages Can Not Be Saved

Let This story I just read really breaks my heart, I understand that marriage is suppose to be a life long commitment but if either spouse is in physical danger, don’t try to safe it – just leave. Most people don’t understand the need for feminism and eoth this 3rd wave feminism , it even has me no longer wanting to associate myself with those types of women but this story of a young woman in Africa is clear that the laws about marriage and women need to change immediately.

Here’s the full story:

A long scar on Jackline Mwende’s face travels from her temple, touches her left eyebrow, narrowly misses her eye and traverses her cheek to her lips. Its partner traces an even deeper arc in the center of her forehead. There are other scars in her scalp.

And then there are her arms. She has no hands left. Her wrists, swathed in thick bandages, end in stumps.

Mwende, of Machakos, 35 miles southeast of the capital, Nairobi, is the face of domestic violence in Kenya. Her husband has been charged in an alleged marital assault that shocked the nation. According to Mwende, her husband, Stephen Ngila, 35, attacked her with a machete, slashing her face and hacking off her hands, enraged because she hadn’t produced children in nearly five years of marriage.

“I saw him, and he told me: ‘Today is your last day,’” she says. “I never thought something like this would happen to me.”

Ngila is in police custody, awaiting trial over the attack. Members of his family told Kenyan media recently that Mwende was a woman of loose morals who may have been attacked by a business rival. They claim Ngila wasn’t at home when the attack happened.

Wearing a white hospital gown at Presbyterian Church of East Africa Kikuyu Hospital, Mwende, 27, weeps softly as she tells the story of how she fell in love with Ngila, married him in a white church wedding and watched as the relationship gradually went sour.

Occasionally, she winces in pain, but doesn’t complain.

“As a Christian, I can’t tell anyone to leave their marriage,” Mwende said. “But I’d like to talk about my personal story so other people, or other victims, may learn [from it] and speak up.”

In Kenya, activists say domestic violence is common. The country introduced legislation in 2015 that outlawed domestic violence and provided for restraining orders in the event of marital violence. But the lack of statistics on domestic killings and assaults of women by their partners suggests that the issue is considered a low priority.

According to the Gender Violence Recovery Center at Nairobi Women’s Hospital, 45% of Kenyan women between the ages 15 and 49 have experienced either physical or sexual violence, mostly at home. The center says only 6% of gender violence suffered by women in Kenya is perpetrated by strangers.

Family poverty and alcohol abuse play a role, according to activists, while in some traditional communities husbands are seen as having a right to discipline their wives, using physical punishment if necessary.

The fourth child of impoverished peasant farmers in a remote village near Machakos town, Mwende left school in the eighth grade because her parents, with six children to support, couldn’t afford to pay. She met Ngila seven years ago and the couple married two years later in a church.

“At that time, he was a good man. He was a church man. The first days of our marriage were happy days. We were living well together as a husband and wife.”

Ngila, a tailor in nearby Masii town, set Mwende up with a small business in 2014, where she sold items such as soap, sugar, tea and salt, to bring in extra money. They lived together in a three-room brick house on the top of a hill.

“None of my siblings is employed and my parents are poor. Whatever I was doing running the small shop was because I wanted to help my parents and my siblings,” she said.

But children didn’t come to the marriage.

Mwende says her husband blamed her for the problem. Neighbors told Kenyan media the sounds of domestic fights often drifted down from the house on the hill.

Women in many developing countries, including those in East Africa, face social stigma if they don’t produce at least one child, according to the World Health Organization. Although a husband’s infertility may be to blame, it is usually the woman who is stigmatized.

In 2014, Mwende and her husband sought medical advice at a Nairobi hospital on why they hadn’t had children, “and he found out that he had a problem,” she said. “So the doctor advised him to attend the clinic, but he never went. Every time I reminded him to attend the clinic, he would dismiss it. He would say, ‘I will see if I will get time to go,’ then he would never go.”

A sour seed had been planted in the marriage and it grew, Mwende said. “It reached a point that he suddenly changed. He started to get drunk.

“That man never used to bring anything home. He was very brutal. He used to beat me.” At times the couple would call their parents, who would come and try to bring peace to the marriage.

Her impoverished parents advised Mwende to leave Ngila, but she didn’t want to go back home to burden them. She sought advice from her pastor, who advised her to persist and to do her best to save the marriage.

“In most cases, every time there was a problem, I would run to our pastor,” she said. “The pastor would always tell me, ‘Jackie, please persevere. That man will come to change one day.’ The pastor and the church elders would just encourage us.

“I always wanted to protect my marriage so I decided to stay with him,” she said. “I always hoped he would change, but he seemed not to heed the advice from our church pastor.”

When the attack happened in late July, neighbors heard screaming and called the police. One neighbor told local media how she witnessed the rooms spattered in blood, with a severed hand on the floor. Mwende’s other hand was almost completely detached and couldn’t be saved.

Mwende’s case sparked national outrage. The local government authority promised a monthly stipend for a year and free transport to the hospital when she needs it for medical care. Several corporate sponsors pledged to help Mwende get access to prosthetic limbs to enable her to live and work independently.

Mwende, grateful for the help, is still recovering from the trauma of the attack.

“He thought he had killed me, but God is great,” she said.

The fact that this is all too common in other countries is very saddening. The thinking of the patriarchy in this countries need a 360 make-over. Women were not put on this Earth by God to be treated like the dirt beneath your shoes. Men and women were made to compliment each other and that is thrown out of balance, you have chaos. There is no reason for these women to be treated as such, every time I look up there are stories from India, Africa, the Middle East and sometimes even America of the mistreatment of woman and it needs to stop. Men wonder why women become so strongly about Women’s Rights and Feminisms, stop treating women as if her sole purpose in life is to get married, bare children then die. Women are capable of so much more and I am tired of the old saying ‘Let boys be boys” that saying has to many problems tied to it. Can we as women do things to ensure our well-being and safety- yes we can. There are many factors in our power that we can control like for example not getting so drunk that we wake up the next morning and have no clue what happened the night before. No one male of female should every allow themselves to be that vulnerable to an attacker.  Another is how we dress, I know as women we like to look cute and beautiful by the purpose of many of the clothing we wear is to flaunt and show off certain parts of our body- I mean many of our clothing is deigned to attract the male gaze for a reason and sadly those designs are in the clothing for our teens and little girls. There should be no reason for form fitting clothing on little girls; I’m sorry. For teen girls, there should no reason for shorts designed for them to be cut so that the pocket can be seen at the bottom- that is too damn short.

Our clothing as woman many come form fitted or tight in order to emphasis the booty and breast, showing more of our figure. Men are naturally attracted to women, especially those they find beautiful, clothing that shows more will cause men to look more because of the design of the clothing. Now men will look whether you have baggy clothes or not but if your ass cheeks is hanging out – hunny Jesus and Stan would be staring. So as women we must take some responsibility. Men too need to be responsibility because at the end of the day, you made a conscious decision to rape, rob, murder, mutilate etc . you chose to do that to another person. So like Harley Quinn said in Suicide Squad ‘Own that shit” stop placing the blame on everything else except yourself.

The ideas of what it means to be a man and to be a woman needs to change and it needs to change quickly cause right now people are dying from age old idea and traditions of what is means to be a woman and young girls and boys growing up in that environment will do nothing but repeat the cycle of domestic violence.

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Infertile Man Blames Wife For Not Having Children

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Suicide Squad: Film Review

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Last night, me and a group of friends went to see Suicide Squad. I personally never read any reviews about a movie before I go to see it, I prefer to make my own judgments on a film rather than have someone make it for me. I enjoyed the film from begining to end and with the ending, I am looking forward to more Jared Leto.
So the film begins with basically an introduction to Deadshot played by Will Smith and Harley Quinn played by Margot Robbie. We are then shown Amanda Waller potrayed by the lovely Viola Davis. She is in a meeting explained her reason on why she is created this team of villians. Basically, planet Earth discovered it was not alone when Superman arrived on this planet and with his death, the world was seeing more and more metahumans (so far none on Superman’s level) but that is the fear, what if there was a metahuman with the powers like the man of steel but he wasn’t nice? So Amanda decides to fight fire with fire, she picks thw best from Belle Reve, a prison located in Louisiana. 

Her picks are Deadshot, Harley Quinn,El Diablo,Killer Croc,Captain Boomarang, Slipknot and Enchantress.  This team of villians will be under the command of Colonel Rick Flag. Now each character has a history or weakness and Amanda uses that to keep the team in line. For Rick he fell in love with Dr. June Moone, an archaeologist who is possessed by a witch-goddess known as “Enchantress” after touching a cursed idol.  Amanda gives a nice demonstration to the USA generals and powerful milatary men, once seeing how useful this Task Force X team can be, Amanda is given the green light. She and Flag head to Belle Rev and basically in their own way convince each one to join. 

However a problem arises from Enchantress. Enchantress is over 6,000 years old and used to be worship as a god but its clear that she is not fond of being in the role of serving someone else, which we can see everytime she glances at Waller. One night Enchantress leaves the room using telelaportation to retrieve her heart, which whoever has her heart basically controls her. Amanda keeps the heart on person at all times in a locked case. Enchantress can not retrieve her heart but releases her brother known as Incubus  who Amanda also had.  She then sets a plan in motion for her and her brother to rule once again.

When Incubus cause mayhem on a subway, June and Flag are sent in to diffuse the situation in which Enchantress bails. Amanda then stabs the heart leading Enchantress to plead with her brother to save her; her brother shares his power with his sister saving her. Amanda realizing the situation assembles Task Force X.  Once assemble each team member is given an injection where a small bomb is placed inside their necks for if they tried to escape. Ahead of their departure, they are joined by Katana, who wields a mystic sword and acts as Flag’s bodyguard. The Joker wanting his Harley back finds out about her predicament and tortures Griggs, one of Waller’s men into leading him to the facility where the nano bombs are made. He blackmails one of the scientists involved in the program into disabling Harley’s bomb. Sensing the squad’s approach, Enchantress destroys their helicopter, forcing them to proceed on foot to their target. On the way, Boomerang convinces Slipknot that the bombs are a ruse meant to keep them under control. Slipknot attempts to escape and is killed, while the team is attacked by Enchantress’s minions. The team manages to escape to their final destination at an underground bunker, where they learn that their mark is Waller herself, who is attempting to cover up her involvement.

The squad escorts Waller to the rooftop for extraction, but the arriving helicopter has been hijacked by the Joker and his men, who open fire on the squad while Harley climbs aboard. However, the helicopter is shot down by Waller’s men, and Harley jumps out while the Joker seemingly perishes in the explosion, after which Harley rejoins the squad. Alerted to Wallers whereabouts, Enchatress captures her.   With Waller compromised, Flag relieves the squad of the mission, but chooses to continue. Realizing they have an opportunity to prove themselves, they soon rejoin him and locate Enchantress and Waller at a partially flooded subway station.  Lt. Edwards along with Killer Croc goes underwater to plant a bomb underneath Incubus while the others fight the Enchantress and her forces. El Diablo embraces his abilities and manages to hold Incubus down as the bomb goes off underneath, killing them both.
The squad members battle Enchantress together, but are ultimately defeated. Enchantress offers to fulfill their deepest desires in exchange for their allegiance, and Harley feigns interest in order to get close enough to cut out Enchantress’s heart. Just after, Killer Croc throws explosives into the portal as Deadshot shoots them, closing the portal. Flag takes Enchantress’s heart and crushes it, killing Enchantress and freeing June. The squad members are then returned to Belle Reve, but with ten years alleviated from their sentences and special privileges ( Deadshot gets to see his daughter, Harley and expresso machine and killer croc BET). Shortley after, a group of men arrive one of them revealed to be the Joker rescues Harley and in a post credits scene Amanda is seen talking with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) where she hands him a file which he flips through showing us the Flash and Aquaman. She tells Bruce to stop working nights hinting she knows that he’s Batman and Bruce warns her to stop what she is doing and leave it to them. 

Overall, the film pacing was great and the plot was pretty straight forward. Enchantress in her day was treated like a God, someone who was worshipped yet she was inna new time and mankind no longer worshiped gods but technology. So she decided she was gonna rule again and force mankind into servitude. The thing I thought was most interesting however was the treatment of the Task Force. They were treated as villians which they essential where but with each backstory, it made the audience see that they are human just like you and me. Deadshot has a young girl who according to him, is not being raised by her mother who likes to be out all hours of the night but the mom doesn’t want Deadshot raising their daughter because he kills people for a living.  Diablo was a gangster born with pyrokinetic powers. One night during an agruement with his girl ends up burning the house down killing his lady and his two children. Harley was a psychiatrist who fell in love with the Joker and he drives her crazy and she falls into a vet of chemicals. Amanda Waller on the other hand, one could see as a villian in terms of her job in the governement in the name of protecting does a lot of really bad things, but she’s the good guy. So the movie does pretty good at addressing those morality questions.
There are some cameos in the film from the Joker, Batman and the Flash. The Joker was essentially in the film to basically set up Harleys story but  hopefully we will see more of Jared Leto as the Joker in a future Batman film. Each depriction of the characters was done very well, Will Smith as Deadshot was brilliant and he was very humorous at times. Jared Leto as the Joker was good for what this version of the clown prince. The Joker was a gangster and so that is how he was portrayed, granted the idealized romance of Harley and Joker that is seen in film is not canon but I did like how it showed that somewhere in the Jokers’ madness he carea for Harley cause he could have just left her innthose chemicals but he didn’t. Now when they where chased by the bat and crashed- he did leave her which did showed how much he did care about Harley. However this film wasn’t about Harley and Joker so the amount that we were shown the Joker was good enough. Plus I did love how we did see Margot in the classic jester suit as Harley during a flashback. 

The where some parts that was like really, for example the bar scene where it is clearly raining outside yet Rick Flag walks in completely dry but the letters he fives to Deadshot clearly are wet. Overall the movie did not deserve the rating it got. If you want to see Suicide Squad then got and see it. Do not let other peoples opinions dictact whether a movie is good or bad cause at the end of the day- that is THEIR opinion not yours, go and form your own. 

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Cosplay to Work

So just reading this interesting story about a young woman name June who is filing harassement against her boss.
Full Story Here

Basicalky June said the contract of her job states no dress code, just clean and pressed. With that information a person can basically wear whatever, so June wore this to work

 

its clear she is dressed in a business, and professional way. Howevet the boss had a issue with the attire and began implenting a dress code specifically targeting this woman. The scarf is a no, a ponytail is a no. When has a ponytail even been seen as unprofessional?  i work at Starbucks and I have to wear those hats and so i have to brush my hair down and make to have some gel on my edges cause I don’t relax my hair, its in his natural state and getting it into a ponytail is very hardwork. So the women responds to the all of a sudden new dress code  with flair

The thing I noticed when african-americans are in work places such as these, our hair especially in its natural kinky state is automatically seen as wild and unprofesdional. I’m so if we dont show up to work looming like Stacy Dash or Beky with the good hair. If our hair is neat,clean and brush then thats all that should matter. I should have to sumbit to a European standard of hair to be able to work in a business setting but sadly when even applying for jobs the first thing I notice is when people especially white I ask about job openings do is look at my hair and automatically make a judgment based off that; it gets annoying at time and so basically I do even get called for an interviewer mean while a black female can walking in with weave fulling down her back that she got from somewhere in Asia or Brazil is seen as professional. It is dicrimination plain and simple. Sadly from the comments many see June as rebellious and just doesn’t want to apply to the dress code when in the story it specifically states ‘there was no dress code’ and even provides a picture what she always wore to work but still June is seen as the troublemaker for basically not conforming or better yet assimilating to their European ideals; the comments are usually always made by Caucasians which sadly is not suprising. 

 So I wish the best to June and hopes her boss learns a lesson in discrimination.

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#FeelingMyself

As young woman, I rarely take pictures of myself or allow people to take pictures of me. I’m not sure why I hate picture taking so much but it probably started when I was young and family memebers always pulling out the camera. Anyway when I do feel like taking a selfie, sometimes I make sure I look nice or its just me acting silly but one thing I do enjoy is seeing how I changed over the years.

I have changed a lot over the years,however I kept fun,nerdy personality and I think that is what people like about me so much. I have no issue making friends and I am fairly kind to everyone and that is one thing about myself I will never change. Many may not like my nerdy personality but my  Wednesday Addams persona is not one people are fond of (unless you’re in to that sorta thing). I have been told by some males and some females actually that I’m either not girly enough or I will make the perfect nerdy wife someday. Granted my style of clothing is not what other women my age may be into but I don’t want to look like everyone else- I like being me and I am girly enough just the nerdy, cute type. So when their are days I take pictures of myself and I look at them and sing

I’m feelin’ myself, I’m feelin’ myself

I’m feelin’ my, feelin’ myself

I’m feelin’ myself, I’m feelin’ my, feelin’ my, feelin’ myself

I’m feelin’ myself, I’m feelin’ my, feelin’ myself

I’m feelin’ myself, I’m feelin’ my

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Seriously Though???

There are two videos that had me thinking “wtf!?”. One video is basically a man-child while the other is blame teachers for the parents job.
Video #1 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153731517870959&id=687830958
Number one is a young man whose fiance broke off there 2 years engagment because he spent $32,000 on their bedroom to fulfill his lifelong dream of having a game room. Now as one who loves video games I have no problem if my husband wants to having his mancave be a game room but spending that much money and not considering the fact that the bedroom is something that both he and I share and just changes that room shows that he is being selfish. Now if it was a spare room, basement, attic etc it would be an issue, but not the bedroom. I see the bedroom as a place for only two things: sleep & sex. If not one of those two things is happening then why even have a bedroom, last time I checked vampires don’t exist.

Video #2

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10206543964909538&id=1583371732

Video number two is another one that made me roll my eyes. It basically states that our school system has failed to teach our children basic life skills. I laughed because I remembered when my mommcame home from work one day and told me someone from her job, a young woman asked her to open a can of tuna because she had no clue how too. Now I don’t blame teachers because that’s not a teachers job. A teacher is suppose to teach math, history, sciene and all that good stuff but a parent is supposw to teach you life skills so you can manage yourself in this world. If you want to get biblical or as many would say stereotypical, a female child is suppose to be taught by her mother on what is means to be a lady from domestics to how to be a woman in a relationship, mother and well rounded person overall. Same for young boys they are suppose to be taught by father to be men, from knowing how to fix things around house, to finding a decent wife and being a husband. Now I see nothing wrong with both sex learning to cook,clean and things like managing bills and learning to fix things around the house. Afterall before one gets married, you have to know how to care of yourself and it shows the person that you can and that if anything where to happen you will be alright. 

These two videos just shows how crappy American society is truly getting. There is nothing wrong with a passion or hobby, I love anime and plan on cosplaying in the near future but if it gets to the point where it ruins your relationship or you become antisocial then get some help. Also it not the teachers jobs to raise your children, stop trying to be your kids friend and be their damn parent and if you cant handle children- then ladies keep your legs close and dudes keep the pecker in your pants. 

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