Saturday, 30 June 2012

Get Smart: A potentially great movie ruined by fake chemistry

Last night I stayed up watching Get Smart, a spy spoof (based on the 1960's series of the same name) starring Steve Carrell and Anne Hathaway. It's about an analyst who after all of the field agents' identities are revealed is let out into the field with Agent 99 (played by Hathaway), who has just returned after extensive plastic surgery.


Friday, 22 June 2012

Response from my MP about Marriage Equality

Further to my previous post about my email to my MP, I have now received a reply, which is below.

I'm rather disappointed because it addresses none of the points raised in my email and is instead a standard email which seems to be written for people who are opposed to marriage equality.

Not great when the constituent you're writing to has told you they're bisexual.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Dido: Don't Leave Home - a dialogue

A lot of Dido's songs sound soothing because of her lovely voice. That is unless you listen to the lyrics, Don't Leave Home is a case in point, it seems like a lovely love song about supporting the one you love but is actually quite sinister...

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

My letter to my MP about Marriage Equality

Dear Caroline,

I'm sure you know about the current consultation about marriage equality. There are a few reasons I feel allowing same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies are necessary:
  1. Currently even countries which have same-sex marriage don't recognise UK's civil partnerships.
  2. When a married trans* person wants to be legally recognised as the opposite gender, they have to get divorced and then enter into a civil partnership with their spouse.
  3. Having separate institutions for same-sex and opposite-sex couples means that future governments would be able to legislate differently for them (granted the Equality Act would have to be repealed first, but this isn't beyond the realms of possibility).
On a personal note, as a bisexual woman if I were to enter into a long term, committed relationship, I would like the option to marry them, whatever their gender.

So on that note, I'd like to ask, if it came to a vote in Parliament, between the status quo and allowing same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies, what would your vote be?

Yours,

Vicky Syred

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Day 30 - Saddest character death

Woo hoo, the last post of the 30 days of TV meme. I'm pretty sure this was meant to be done in 30 days, but that really didn't work out...