Monday Madness

I had a different thought for this morning’s post initially.

Something light and fluffy, you know, the typical Ritu-style…

But I woke to news that really affected me.

Another incident.

Another attack.

Another, possibly-terrorist, attack in London.

And no, Isis won’t be claiming this one.

This time it was a white van ploughing into worshippers leaving the Finnsbury Mosque in East London, as they had finished their prayers to signal the end of their fast that day.

One dead and eight injured.

Senseless.

Revenge.

More innocents killed or injured, for what?

Most of those affected were probably law-abiding Muslim citizens, who don’t condone all the previous attacks. True Muslims, who follow their religion with respect.

Yet Islamophobia and misinformation has led to someone thinking tit for tat, an eye for an eye, is the answer.

The driver of the van was detained by the public until the Police arrived.

When will it all end? Really?

Revenge is not sweet
No. It leaves a bitter taste
Of poison spreading…
Humanity, where are you?
Compassion, this world needs you.

Ritu 2017

Revenge Prawn! – Kids Logic Part 45

Cute pic, cos kids are cute, right!

Cute pic, cos kids are cute, right!

You know sometimes there are things on the TV that you really want to watch, and if your TV partner doesn’t want to watch it, you have those great gadget called Sky Plus boxes where you can record and watch later?

Well I was tuned into the TV the other night and there was a programme on Revenge Porn. It piqued my interest, not because I was planning on getting any revenge, or because I was worried about it happening to me, but just because you hear so much about it that I wanted to see what this particular take on it would be about.

Anyway, Hubby Dearest wasn’t interested so the faithful ‘Record’ button was pressed, and this morning, when all the family were firmly ensconced in business of their own, I pressed play.

Then Lil Man came bouncing into my room, so I hastily pressed off, and tried to back track to normal TV.  It’s definitely not appropriate viewing for a 10 year old, and I don’t know what he knows about the word Porn… it could have come up in their Birds and Bees talk, I don’t know, but right now I didn’t want to find out.

Too late…

He’d see the title of the programme as I had pressed back.

It was coming…

That question….

What is Revenge Porn?

Except it didn’t come… well not quite like I expected it.

LM: Mummy, what was that programme about?

M: Nothing for you to see sweety, it’s a programme for grown ups.

LM: [confused] But mummy, why would you want to watch a programme about Revenge Prawn?

Me: {wipes forehead} it’s just a programme honey, don’t worry.

LM: But why did the prawn want revenge….?

And in that vein the conversation continued!

I’ll be more careful next week… the programme centres around Muslim Drag Queens!

My interactive peeps!

Peeps are reading in…

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