Posts Tagged ‘ female ’

The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann | The Current | The Criterion Collection

Power is a male word based on male experience. Energy is a female word based on female creation and expression, that is contained, suppressed, repressed, and maimed by patriarchal structures and practices. Wherever I encounter power I replace it with energy. – Donna Fleischer

Source: The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann | The Current | The Criterion Collection

A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

It’s a revolutionary act, to experience and portray the fat body as something you can live in and sit inside without working toward another form. – Samantha Zighelboim

The poet on confronting societal limitations about the body, navigating the language of fatness, and celebrating friendships that embrace the joy of food.

Source: A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

The Mosuo – If Women Ruled the World | New Humanist

Mosuo people live on Lugu Hu lake, Yunnan province, China. Mosuo are known for their matriarchal society, where women rule.. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

Mosuo people live on Lugu Hu lake, Yunnan province, China. Mosuo are known for their matriarchal society, where women rule.. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

 

The Mosuo – If Women Ruled the World | New Humanist

How Civilization Started | The New Yorker

A life of hunting and gathering had advantages over one of farming and settlement.

Illustration by Golden Cosmos

Did our hunter-gatherer ancestors have it better?

Source: How Civilization Started | The New Yorker

“Respect” by Melissa Studdard | American Academy of Poets

Respect

Melissa Studdard

Because her body is winter inside a cave
because someone built
fire there and forgot to put it out
because bedtime is a castle
she’s building inside herself
with a moat
and portcullis
and buckets full of mist
because when you let go
the reins
horses
tumble over cliffs and turn
into moths before hitting bottom
because their hooves leave streaks of midnight
in the sky
because stuffed rabbits
are better at keeping secrets
than stopping hands
because when the world got
shoved up inside her
she held it tight like a kegel ball
and wondered
at the struggle Atlas had
carrying such a tiny thing
on his back

NSFW: Performance Artist Reenacts the Painting ‘The Origin Of The World’ | artFido’s Blog

artist Deborah de Robertis

“There is a gap in art history, the absent point of view of the object of the gaze. . . . ” – Deborah de Robertis

NSFW: Performance Artist Reenacts the Painting ‘The Origin Of The World’ | artFido’s Blog.

IS LOOKING YOUR AGE A SUBVERSIVE ACT? |

Looking old, she said, should be a boast about experiences accrued and insights acquired, a triumphant signal “that you are someone who, beneath that white hair, has a card catalog of valuable information.” – Frances McDormand

IS LOOKING YOUR AGE A SUBVERSIVE ACT? |.