Fiodor Dostoïevski. Non juste rester vivant mais trouver quelque chose en quoi vivre. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Stanely Mushava Literature Today The cataclysmic tragedy in the dream speaks to the abolition of God, perversion of knowledge, downgrade of morality, end of reason, aversion to love, prevalence of crime and eruption of terror currently sweeping across the world. Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novels prefigure mankind’s progress through history with a depth of field which goes light years beyond time travel. The novelist considers the implications for the future from ideas which started rooting for establishment during his time.
Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history It will go down in history as the moment one of the last bastions of male dominance fell. A woman has won the world's most prestigious mathematics prize for the first time since the award was established nearly 80 years ago. Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian maths professor at Stanford University in California, was named the first female winner of the Fields Medal – often described as the Nobel prize for mathematics – at a ceremony in Seoul on Wednesday. The maths community has been abuzz with rumours for months that Mirzakhani was in line to win the prize. Shit Liberal Feminists Say: SWERF Like many feminists, my interest in women’s rights began when I started noticing I was treated like I was less than the men around me. I didn’t analyze much deeper than that — I just needed confirmation that something wasn’t right, I wasn’t imagining it, and it wasn’t my fault. Now that my analysis has gone deeper, and is rooted firmly in an anti-oppression framework, it’s clear to me that when I first started learning and believing in feminism I was, in fact, a liberal feminist.
The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life Peter Steffen/DPA/PA Emmanuelle Charpentier: a key inventor of the gene-editing technology CRISPR–Cas9. Emmanuelle Charpentier's office is bare, save for her computer. Telle n'est pas la réponse d'une femme timide assise dans un coin. Charlotte Brontë. Somehow it is fitting that Charlotte Brontë’s 200th anniversary is in danger of being swamped by two other giants: the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death on 23 April, and the Queen’s 90th, a birthday she shares with Charlotte on 21 April. I don’t think Charlotte would have minded. She held her own among the greats of her day, making a point of sitting back and talking only to the governess at a dinner party Thackeray held for her.
Plus-Sized Yogi Is Showing The World That Body Weight Is Just A State Of Mind With 5 years of yoga training, over 5oo photos of her practice, 152 thousand followers on Instagram, and countless messages from people around the world wanting to take a class with her, Jessamyn Stanley is changing the face of yoga. Her message of loving the skin we are in no matter our shape or size and “celebrating small victories” has captured the hearts and minds of her followers. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Jessamyn describes how she began doing yoga in her home after going to Bikram studio classes became too pricey. She explains that she started using resources like Yoga Journal’s Pose Index and worked at her own pace and flexibility to deepen her practice. Big on people taking their time and being patient with themselves, she asks us to remember that, sometimes, it’s okay to slow down.
Meet the Former Sex Worker Who’s Battling Prostitution Toward the end of award-winning director Kim Longinotto’s new documentary, Dreamcatcher, the film’s subject, Brenda Myers-Powell, stands onstage in front of a room full of mostly women. Confident, passionate and determined, Brenda speaks to the gathered conference attendees and encourages them to keep an open mind. She’s brought a guest, Homer, a former pimp and sex trafficker, who sits nervously in the audience, and she senses the tension his presence evokes—a tension we can feel through the screen. “I don’t want to offend anybody,” Brenda insists, “but we need the information, people.
Those Who Dared To Discover: 15 Women Scientists You Should Know Chien-Shiung Wu (1912 - 1997) Chien-Shiung Wu was born in China, but at the recommendation of one of her supervisors, she set off for the US in 1936 to attend the University of Michigan for her Ph.D in nuclear physics. However, when she learned that women weren’t allowed to use the front entrance at Michigan, she changed her plans and attended University of California, Berkeley instead. As a part of the Manhattan Project during WWII, she helped develop the process for separating uranium metal into various isotopes. She is best known for conducting the Wu Experiment, which disproved a hypothetical physical law called the conservation of parity; her experiment paved the way for several of her colleagues to win the 1957 Nobel Prize in physics, although the Nobel Committee overlooked her contributions. Related Resources
Robert Fanshawe, The eeriness of the English countryside Ninety years ago this spring, MR James published one of his most unsettling ghost stories, “A View from a Hill”. It opens on a hot June afternoon, when a Cambridge academic called Fanshawe arrives at the house of his friend Squire Richards, deep in the south-west of England. Richards proposes an evening walk to a nearby hilltop, from where they can “look over the country”. Fanshawe asks if he can borrow some binoculars.