Skepchick Quickies 10.28

On October 28, 1893, Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique (his final symphony) premiered in St. Petersburg. It was dedicated to Vladimir Davydov, his lover (and nephew). If you need a bit of classical music to focus today, I recommend giving it a listen.


Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. Oh, dear. I really, really want to defend Matilda from the charges of transphobia, because I dearly love the book, and fell in love with the musical when I saw it this past summer, but I can’t, not really. As hilarious and terrifying as Bertie Carvel is as Miss Trunchbull, it did bother me that it was distinctly trading on the humor value of a man playing a villainous, mannish woman.

      1. It’s been a long time since I read it. It was my favorite Dahl and the only one of which I still have a copy. I, too, would like to defend it, but I’m not sure I could. I’ll have to reread it to see how it holds up.

        Dang. I mean, I’m happy to reconsider stuff I like so I can try to avoid being a douchebooger, but I hate it when stuff I (/used to) like props up doucheboogery behavior.

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