Jamie McCartney is a British artist who created an art installation piece of plaster casts called “The Great Wall of Vagina”. On his website are images of the entire installation along with the motto, “Changing female body image through art”. His website explains the art piece: The 9 metre long polyptych consists of four hundred […]
NEWS: International Women’s Day 2013
While I spent part of the day not engaging Twitter trolls who think women’s rights is an imaginary complaint of uppity feminists, I wanted to see what you think about being a woman, or for the men, what you like so much about the woman in your life. Ladies, what keeps you going in spite […]
MyTweets & Comments 08-16-12: Hippy, Free Love & Stretch Marks
After a morning spent enlightening the GOP teabaggers on how ridiculous they are (nicely, of course), I once again had the yearning to run away from all this election craziness — this time coupled with an insane desire to join a nudist colony… just to be free of all the status symbols society deems important […]
History, His-Story vs. Herstory, Her-Story: Where Are the Women in Our Story?
In response to a reader’s comment on my usage of “his-story” and “herstory” in this post, I wrote this little response. The terms herstory / her-story are used in feminist writings for the precise point of underlining exactly how much women have been left out of the masculine narrative of world events, i.e., history. I […]
REVIEW: Divine Women – When God Was a Girl, BBC Two Television Series
A current series on BBC Two is shaking up the bubble of religious misogyny that the Catholic church and fundamental conservatives don’t want you to know about. Bettany Hughes, anthropologist and author of The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life and Helen of Troy: The Story Behind the Most Beautiful […]
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