Archive for May, 2012

Back To My House

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 31, 2012 by Mrsbeard

Wow, it’s been so long since I uploaded some photos.
Earlier on in the year there was a classic car show at the Docklands in Melbourne.

Slap Her Head

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 31, 2012 by Mrsbeard

Some interesting things that I found out today:

  • The population of Klemptomania sufferers are two-thirds women. While there may be various suggested motives for Kleptomania, one psychoanalytical psychiatrist called Wihelm Stekel held a different and interesting view which was that of supressed sexual desire. He argued that women suffered from penis envy; the envy of not possesing a penis, which led to stealing items of a symbolic nature to replace their missing penis.
  • An Italian doctor Cesare Lombroso argued that criminals possessed certain physical characteristics and abnormalities in the skull that were not present with non-criminals. Lombroso concluded that that criminals represented an earlier stage of evolution of humanity than that of the rest of society had achieved. According to his concept, different criminals were distinguished by their characteristics. For example. Murderer’s eyes were bloodshot and those of a sex offender were ‘glint’. He also used this theory to explain the lack of criminality in women. Women were backward in terms of human development and they had not evolved to the stage were it was possible to be criminal.

Forensic Psych has come a long way which is good news for myself and my fellow Criminology students!

After Rejecting Alternitives

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 7, 2012 by Mrsbeard

I need to have a rant.
I won’t even begin my setences by saying “I’m sorry…” or “I apologise if…”, I really do not have anything to apologise for if it is how I feel.

So, apparently the Catholic Church has told women not to be so picky when it comes to choosing a male and to get married earlier because there is a man drought. Read the article here.
While it could be correct that women are choosing to marry and settle down later in life I wouldn’t argee with what the church is advocating. According to statistics provided by church officials and the Herald Sun there is only 86,000 “Mr Rights” for 1.3 million women aged between 25 and 34.

“Only 86,000 single, heterosexual, well-off, young men were available after excluding those who were already married (485,000), in a de facto relationship (185,000), gay (7000), a single parent (12,000) or earning less than $60,000 a year.”

According to this statistic earning under a certain quota and/or being a single parent would constitute as being labelled a “Mr Wrong”. So does that mean that all of the women who are childless and earn over a certain quota are considered “Mrs Right” too?
“Sorry babe, we can’t get married, the church says that you have to be earning more money…”
“It’s ok, I can’t marry you because you are a single mother anyway!”

Further more, what about those 1.3 women… Did the statistics rule out gay women, married women, women in de facto relationships, gay women? What about the small but very real demographic of people who have no sexual orientation?

No person, male, female or indifferent should ever settle for someone that they are unhappy with. What is the point settling with someone just because there is apparently a “man drought”? Thats like saying “I’m going to buy this carton of full cream milk because there is a milk shortage even though I hate full cream milk!” or “I find Bonds underwear uncomfortable but I’m still going to stock up on some undies because the company is going into liquidation!”.
If you are unhappy you are more likely to waste a whole lot of money and end the marriage in the future anyway.

I don’t think women are too picky, I think they are often not picky enough! Women around Australia are married to men that they are unhappy with, these women are the ones that need to be more picky. In saying this, it applies to men as well. Men are less picky and stay with women that they are unhappy with or when they acknowledge that she might not be “the one”.

I’m not sure what authority the Catholic Church has to guide, inform or suggest that women should be less picky when it comes to marriage.
I’m not sure what authority the Catholic Church seems to have on many women’s issues for that matter.
Regardless, I won’t be taking the advice and I would urge other women and men alike to do the same.