Estimated 10,000 March In Support Of Women’s Rights In Hartford – Hartford Courant

Thousands turned out for the Women’s March on Hartford rally at the Connecticut State Capitol Saturday afternoon.    (Brad Horrigan)

 

An estimated 10,000 people rallied at the state Capitol Saturday, joining hundreds of Women’s March groups in other cities, including Washington, D.C., in response to the election and inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.

Source: Estimated 10,000 March In Support Of Women’s Rights In Hartford – Hartford Courant

Photos of Resistance: Inside the DC Women’s March | The Nation

 

(Tracie Williams)

Source: Photos of Resistance: Inside the DC Women’s March | The Nation

Pussy Power Fights Back | Joan Walsh, The Nation

 

People gather for the Women’s March on Washington. (Reuters / Shannon Stapleton)

Washington—At the very last Hillary Clinton rally, in Raleigh, North Carolina, at midnight, 24 hours before she lost to Donald Trump, I stood in a multiracial, gender-mixed but mostly female crowd and sang along with a song my daughter loved in grade school: “No Scrubs,” by TLC.

Source: Pussy Power Fights Back | The Nation

10 Actions / 100 Days — Women’s March on Washington

 

 

 

Thank you to the millions of people around the world who, on January 21, came together by the millions to raise our voices. But our march forward does not end here. Now is the time to get our friends, family and community together and MAKE HISTORY.Join us in launching a new campaign: 10 Actions for the first 100 Days.

Source: 10 Actions / 100 Days — Women’s March on Washington

flowerville: Christa Wolf – mere life cannot come to terms with itself directly

mere life cannot come to terms with itself directly

The alternative is “honestly” to admit our failure and act accordingly by lapsing into silence, by owning up that words fail us – for a reason which is to be kept as indefinite as possible: any attempt to define it would mean writing again. This attitude – like any based on not doing something – will go largely unnoticed and very likely will soon harden into a pose. Once something begins to give something up justice, he commits himself to an injustice. He must keep finding reasons to justify his continued renunciation. His honesty is now a thing of the past.

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All I can record is an observation, a partial answer to the question of what makes a person produce literature. Apparently, the writer waits for his hand successfully to trace a curve which is stronger, brighter, and truer to life than the curve of his life with its many deviations.
And since people have never completely abandoned the labor of writing even in the hardest times, it appears that mere life – life undescribed, untransmitted, uninterpreted, uncontemplated – cannot come to terms with itself directly.

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Irreplacable, above all, is the knowledge that life’s abundance is not exhausted by the few actions which chance permits us to perform.

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As if the mere existence of “things”, unaccompanied by commentary, were possible and desirable in the novel; as if art did not require the mediation of the artist who – with his fate and his conflict – stands between “reality” and the empty page, and has no choice of how to fill this page, but to project onto it the argument between the world and himself.

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Nothing less is required than the total commitment of one’s personal moral existence; and the same must be offered anew each time.

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The desire for self-realization is among the most vital prerequisites of literature. The writer’s compulsion to write things down stems from the fact that this may be the only possibility he has of not missing his true self.

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Consequently, “writing” is merely one event in a more complicated process for which we have the beautiful and simple word “life”.

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Besides this, what he needs as much as the intention to go to the limit is the tacit understanding that the most modest of his achievements – to be himself speaking with his own voice that is like no other – may turn out to be necessary to some other human being.

Christa Wolf — Reading and Writing

Source: flowerville: mere life cannot come to terms with itself directly

(My Working Will Be the Work) Maintenance Art and the Messianic (Mierle Laderman Ukeles) | jewish philosophy place

 

As it turns out, Jewish ritual, the idea of the holy, informs much of this artist’s work and her thought. They cut against the grain of “messianism” in ways that are at once profound and ordinary. …

Source: (My Working Will Be the Work) Maintenance Art and the Messianic (Mierle Laderman Ukeles) | jewish philosophy place

How the Women’s March Could Resurrect the Democratic Party – The New York Times