It’s so exciting having original art in a home. Its not some mass production ikea template concept of style, its a raw unique example of a idea executed by hand.
The last thing I see when I turn off my light to sleep is a 6ft waterfall. That fills me with joy.
"Jeane Freeman tells the truth to Andrew Neil on NHS and he doesnt like it"
my god, this woman’s good!
This business is amazing what a own goal to boot in the last minutes of the game.
The internet is pure ripping the shit out Better Together and rightly so.
The jig is up you scumbags.
Change is on.
I am so fucking angry about this. This is the latest advert from “Better Together,” the pro-union movement whose long history of patronisation and scaremongering as campaign tactics has truly been surpassed with this latest offering.
This advert is making me particularly incensed because it is so clearly aimed at women; particularly what Better Together clearly think as the “Everywoman.” You really have to watch it to see what I mean, but it’s basically reverted to 1950s gender politics. The Yes vote is being portrayed as a lot of unnecessary strife; the woman in the advert complains about her husband constantly discussing the referendum as though it were too much for her feeble female brain to handle. She worries about the future of Scotland out-with the UK, particularly how it will bear on her children’s future. (Hm, how about a non-privatised NHS, no university tuition fees, and hopefully no weapons of mass destruction in the Clyde placed there by a government we didn’t vote for?)
This is classic Better Together policy: frame the unionist movement in rhetoric of moderation, consideration and temperance, as though at the end of the day it wasn’t rooted in particularly altruistic kind of politics. Here it’s been coded in a gendered language that I find particularly exploitative. Yes, women in general statistically have more cautious voting tendencies (probably born of the fact they are hit hardest by austerity etc— ironic considering the fact that Better Together’s frontrunners are all massive fans of the kind of trickle down economics that women bear the brunt of)
But while this kind of bullshit spiel might have worked for Thatcher, it’s not the fucking 70s any more. Women in Scotland have — shock horror— access to social media. They have critical thinking capacities. They actually have a bullshit radar. They have their own opinions about the future of their country rooted in things as varied as socialism, feminism and environmentalism.
I’m already seeing the backlash against this advert and that’s great, but I think it’s important to remember that this isn’t an isolated example of Better Together’s bullshit. You’ll notice the advert mentioned NOT ONE bonus to staying in the UK, it only mentioned the supposed negatives to leaving it. This is classic campaign policy and unfortunately it seems to be working. Better Together aren’t on the side of the Everywoman or man. They’re very much about upholding a status quo rooted in centuries of institutional elitism and hierarchy. If you’re Scottish and still undecided about what you’re voting this year, I urge you to remember this.
A more serious version then my last post. I prefer the wider depth of field setting on this, i could do with some variant camera angles or maybe just a better shot angle. There are elemts i really like, things i dont.„
Work in progress….
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