Mad Max Fury Wins An Oscar

This was a film that really struck a chord in me.  Set in some futuristic time, the end of days had occurred and small groups of people were fighting for their survival. There was lots of people in weird costumes, none of which were particularly becoming!! That is probably why the film won the award for best costumes.

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The Mad Max Fury road was not a well traveled road in film.  The main warrior, Imperator Furosia was a woman. She forms an alliance with Max, a warrior man.  Max was more of a sidekick and this was interesting because it reversed the usual story of action films which is the man is the hero who has a pretty woman dangling on his arm.  The woman is like a kind of human attachment rather than a person, a trophy. Imperator Furosia, as her name suggests, was a warrior to be reckoned with in the film. Strong and fierce in battle yet there was a touch of sensitivity in the character.  She always fought for the people that accompanied her and considered them in all the decisions that she made. This was one of the main themes of The Mad Max Fury 4 plot.

At the end of the  I thought about the roles of men and women.  The man is nearly always seen as the warrior and the one that is physically more capable than a woman to fight.  Yet history is sprinkled with events where women fought.  I`ve written a true story about The Rising in 1916 when Irish people decided to take their freedom back from Britain. Many of these people were women and part of my true story is about a woman who fought in The Rising. (A True Story of The 1916 Rising Available in Amazon Monday March 9th)

I wonder about how society encourages us to have roles.  Man and woman, husband and wife, gay and lesbian and how many people expect others to behave within the role that they are categorized in.  Some people say gay men are effeminate, lesbians are manlike, a husband cares less for children than the mother.  Boys play football, girls play with dolls. Where I live I`ve seen plenty of men look after babies, as the women tended to get work easier in this recession.  I`ve seen girls and boys play football.  So are these roles really representative of people? I do not think so.

What roles do you think you have to fulfill on a daily basis?  Are you happy with having to take on a role that has been given to you by society or would you like to try and think outside the box, as they say, and try to be who you are?  When you love yourself for who you are people typically reflect that approval and love you back. We are all perfect just as we are and when we express our true selves people are usually impressed.

 

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Gabriel Woods

I am the author of The Golden Age Dawns, a fantasy science fiction book.I have traveled to many countries around the world including India, Australia, Scotland, England, Ireland, America, Amsterdam, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. I have worked in mental health and disability for most of my life. I have an honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters in Aid-work Management, a Certificate in Counseling Skills and I am a certified coach. I have written my first novel, The Golden Age Dawns which will be published in Amazon at the end of April. I have a Kindle book available in Amazon Easter Rising 1916 A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom which is very popular and has achieve high ratings. I have always aimed to help and support people all my working life. Much of my learning from this is in my book, some of the ideas I share on this blogging site along with beautiful places I write about that I have traveled to. I am concerned about world politics at the moment and hope that my new book will go toward making the world a better place and helping individuals feel better about themselves. I am living in Ireland near Dublin. Apart from writing my book I have been working as a volunteer on a helpline for people with depression, bipolar and depression. What I love most is traveling and sunny countries. I love to visit important spiritual, religious, or historic places when I am in holiday but I also like holidays on the beach. I have a wide variety of music that I like from pop music to dance music and rock music. My hobbies are social commentary, politics, reading all kinds of books, the gym, gardening, D.I.Y. I love to socialize and meet new people. I like to learn new things. I am the author of: Easter Rising 1916, A Family Answers The Call For Ireland`s Freedom My Novel The Golden Age Dawns. Gabriel Woods achieved a degree in psychology in University College Dublin, Ireland. He then studied a postgraduate course in UCD which focused on the management of humanitarian aid work. He learned about African culture and the issues aid workers face in Africa. Gabriel Woods has travelled around the world. He has lived in Sydney and Brisbane in Australia. He explored important religious and cultural Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim sites of India. He learned about the spiritual practices of the people that live and worship there. Gabriel Woods also spent time exploring important aboriginal sites in Australia and the lessons aboriginals have for humanity. Gabriel Woods has lived in Dublin, London and Edinburgh. He has travelled widely throughout mainland Europe including Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Netherlands and Germany with a focus on areas of cultural importance. These sites throughout the world that Gabriel has visited have had a profound effect on him which he expresses as he writes about these areas in his novel. Gabriel has returned to Ireland. He worked voluntarily for Aware helpline that supports people experiencing depression and anxiety. He is now a fully qualified life coach. He lives in a village near the banks of The Royal Canal.

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