gemma correll's tumblr of things and stuff i'm a big fan of your work, but one of your pieces is anti Semitic. "the many faces of a woman at rest" features "resting witch face" and the witch has been depicted with a large nose. the idea of witches having large noses is actually a link to the stereotype of jewish people having large noses, and therefore depicting witches like this is anti semitic due to it's connotations. i love what you do, but please could you alter the witch? I appreciate your respectful response, but as far as I can tell, the witch appearance in European folklore comes more from a fear of aging (particularly female aging) and misogynistic sentiment than anti-Semitism. The large nose was a sign of aging which signified “ugliness” (as well as the green colour of the face and general appearance of the witch in comparison to the young, virginal idealised woman) and therefore “evil” - because of course, old=ugly=bad (so not much has changed, really).
Why I Refuse to Stop Sexting Since the hack of celebrities’ private iCloud accounts and subsequent release of once intimate photos, op-eds and reader comments have levied the burden of fault on the A-list victims themselves. One Washington Post reader's comment represents the all too typical tone: You know, there is a great way to stop this.....QUIT TAKING NUDE PICS AND SAVING THEM ONLINE! 9 Ways to Be Accountable When You've Been Abusive As I sit in my bed and begin to type (beds are my favorite typing places), there is a part of me that says, Don’t write this article. There is a part of me that still resonates deeply with the fear and shame that surround the topics of abuse and intimate partner violence – the taboo that most communities have around talking not just about the fact that people experience rape and abuse, but that people we know and care about might be rapists and abusers. Perhaps most secret and shameful of all is the fear that we, ourselves, are or have been abusive – the fear that we could be those villains, those monsters in the night. Nobody wants to be “an abuser.”
How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her Body How to talk to your daughter about her body, step one: Don't talk to your daughter about her body, except to teach her how it works. Don't say anything if she's lost weight. Don't say anything if she's gained weight. If you think your daughter's body looks amazing, don't say that. Here are some things you can say instead:
A New Francesca Woodman Book Demands a Closer Look It has now been 35 years since the death of Francesca Woodman, but interest in her and in the photographs she left behind—a radical, extraordinary, but abbreviated body of work that at first glance was all about the body—has never waned. In fact, every year or so, another strong wave hits, in the form of a new book, a new exhibit, a film, or another prominent admirer, as subsequent generations and audiences discover anew her mostly black-and-white, alluringly obscured images. Small and intimate and startling, they draw you close. In 2010 came The Woodmans, a documentary whose true subject was the artist’s parents, also artists (Betty is a ceramicist; George is a painter who turned to photography after his daughter’s death); it was a portrait of a family devoted to and organized entirely around the largely solitary process of making creative work. In 2012, the Guggenheim mounted the first major American survey of Woodman’s work.
prenez ce couteau adayinthelesbianlife: Carrie (1976) “Whether she’s volunteering to take her sister’s place in the arena or grooming her son to lead the resistance; gunning down the gangsters who sell drugs to the kids in her neighborhood or swinging swords to avenge her daughter, the “strong female character” is often stirred by a maternal concern, a quintessential desire to preserve her community, to protect the weak and vulnerable. Her bad-assery must be in the service of a greater good. Even when she’s more ethically complex (like the Bride, who begrudgingly admits that all the people she killed to get to her daughter, “felt good”), she never takes a place at the table of Walter White’s grand epiphany: “I did it for me.”Carrie does what Beatrix Kiddo and Ellen Ripley and Katniss Everdeen don’t: She does it for herself.
Hate Speech Is Drowning Reddit and No One Can Stop It Editors' Note: This story includes references to hate speech and other language that readers may find offensive. In September, a group of black women penned an impassioned letter to the people who run Reddit entitled: "We have a racist user problem and reddit won't take action." Posted by the username of pro_creator, who serves as a moderator on the subreddit /r/blackladies, it was cosigned by the moderators of more than 60 other subreddits. "Since this community was created, individuals have been invading this space to post hateful, racist messages and links to racist content, which are visible until a moderator individually removes the content and manually bans the user account," the message said.
Flogging Babel: Is The Left Hand of Darkness Sexist? Twelve years ago, give or take a few, Gregory Frost and I guest taught one of Judith Moffett's science fiction classes. This was back when she was at the U of P. It was a good class. The experience was satisfying to everyone involved. 11 Myths We Have to Stop Believing About the Female Orgasm There's a lot of bad information spinning around out there, and there's a lot of male-centered information. Women orgasm differently from men, and in some ways the act of sex as we currently know and accept it is in opposition to women's pleasure. In honor of tomorrow -- International Day of the Female Orgasm -- let's get to dispelling the top 11 myths about the female orgasm from my new book, O Wow: Discovering Your Ultimate Orgasm. Myth #1: Orgasm is the only goal when it comes to having sex. Sex is about pleasure. Sometimes, it's also about connection.
An Addictive Experiment in Annotating Footage from a London Street In 1974, French writer Georges Perec spent three days on a bench in Saint-Sulpice Square in Paris, writing about 60 pages on the minutiae that usually goes overlooked, from the people walking by to the details of the architecture. His “An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris” is part of the inspiration behind Kyle McDonald’s new online interactive Exhausting a Crowd. Twelve hours of footage from two days at London’s busy Piccadilly Circus is open to annotation, where anyone online can comment on the happenings and people in an accumulating experiment in surveillance and how human intelligence can be enhanced through automation. The Brooklyn-based media artist recently launched Exhausting a Crowd as a commission by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London for their current exhibition All of This Belongs to You.
Feminist Disney hmmm this is an interesting continuation of the “how to let kids be kids” argument from yesterday. I get what you’re saying but I also think there is a LOT going on in that moment, and once again, the solution of “just act like you can’t see your kids and let them do whatever they want” is sort of ignoring the overarching social context that kids are never removed from, even if we think they should be. I haven’t seen the special and the referencing is likely too vague for me to find it among a hundred clips of her, so I will infer that