In an interview dating from 2014, excerpted below, Gruen provides a brief summary for ideas more fully explored in Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationships with Animals.The images are by Rebecca Clark, whose magnificent body of work might well be seen as an extended empathic entanglement with the wholeness of life.Here’s my issue with ‘dating down’ – it sounds bad, it makes us seem shallow — the problem with dating down[…]I think that for a female, no matter how much money you make or not, every woman wants to feel like a princess, you know. But I would love to go on a date with a guy and he pays for it or we go on a trip together and — if I have to pay half then I need to go on that trip with my girlfriend, not a dude.I don’t look for a guy to pay my bills, I can pay my own bills. I’m just saying.”As I alluded to earlier, hearing a grown woman who is every bit of 40-plus say she wants to feel like a princess is like nails on a chalkboard for me.In 2011, he attempted to run for a seat as a Democrat in the New Jersey Senate, but was removed from the ballot due to the state's residency requirement. G., which markets and brands products and services including his own.Lewis owns a marketing and branding company named C. Frederick Carlton Lewis was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on July 1, 1961, the son of William and Evelyn Lewis. His mother (née Lawler) was a hurdler on the 1951 Pan-Am team.
The reason the whole princess complex is on my mind today is because of a recent statement miss Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas made during an appearance on “Good Afternoon America” Friday.
The images are from the hand of Rebecca Clark, whose exquisite drawings are featured in the issue, and whose work we have long admired.
Now comes philosopher and ethicist Lori Gruen, and her powerful idea of “entangled empathy”, regarding various ethical dimensions of human relationships with other sentient beings.
It being the desire for grown women to still hold on to the notion of fairy tale celebrations, and much more, fairy tale marriages and relationships that by the sheer descriptive use of the word “tale” (and the Disney studio they were borne out of) suggests such stories are far more rooted in fiction than reality, and likely should have been let go around the same time one stopped believing in Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the tooth fairy.
I should interject here and mention that I will try to make this post come off as non-cynical and non-pessimistic as possible.
She is raw, open, honest, and hilarious as she tries to figure out what the hell to make of this life.