Posts Tagged ‘ society ’

Women in Science & Engineering on Nautilus: How Single Women Are Changing Society

FRIENDS FORMING FAMILIES: The TV series The Golden Girls portrayed a different family model, in which unrelated single women formed a household together.
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Once upon a time, just about everyone in the United States thought that they needed to squeeze themselves into the heterosexual nuclear family box, even if they weren’t heterosexual or weren’t interested in getting married or had no interest in raising kids. Now, people can create the lives and the families that allow them to live their best, most authentic, and most meaningful lives. They can choose to put friends at the center of their lives. Or they can assemble their very own combination of friends and family to be the social convoys that sail beside them as they navigate their lives. They can have kids in their lives without having children of their own. They can live under the same roof with friends or families or children or any combination. They can live in a place of their own, but within an intentional community, such as a co-housing community. They can share a duplex with a friend or relative, so that they have their own space while also having someone else they care about just steps away. Or they can live entirely on their own. The possibilities are endless. – Regan Penaluna

 

Source: Women in Science & Engineering on Nautilus: How Single Women Are Changing Society

Toni Morrison’s Final Thoughts at “Art and Social Justice” – Stella Adler Studio of Acting – YouTube

Mad to Be Normal: A Review of the New R.D. Laing Biopic | Psychology Today

 

Revolutionary Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing (1927-1989). Source: University of Glasgow

Laing (1967) saw psychosis as “a special strategy that a person invented in order to live in an unlivable situation” (p. 115). What is wrong in so-called schizophrenia is not “in the patient” but rather in his family and in society. Insanity, Laing insisted, is an understandable and rational adjustment to an insane world.

Source: Mad to Be Normal: A Review of the New R.D. Laing Biopic | Psychology Today

The data behind Hollywood’s sexism | Stacy Smith – YouTube

Dr. Stacy Smith, one of the creators of the inclusion rider, spoke at TEDWomen in 2016 about the epidemic of invisibility in Hollywood. She uses hard data to break down how women and minorities are not just underrepresented in film, they’re erased, and just how pernicious this is for all of us.

Source: The data behind Hollywood’s sexism

The Fall of Feminism: Jessa Crispin’s “Why I Am Not A Feminist” – Los Angeles Review of Books

Source: The Fall of Feminism: Jessa Crispin’s “Why I Am Not A Feminist” – Los Angeles Review of Books

Terence McKenna – You Matter

How Berlin became a great city like no other | The Guardian

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‘Berliners don’t know whether the arrival of Frank Gehry and his twisted tower on Alexanderplatz will be the beginning of a bright future or the end of an innocent era.’ Photograph: Gehry Partners Llp/Gehry Partners

Berlin | The Guardian

from “The Homosexual in Society” by poet Robert Duncan

. . . in the face of the “crime” of my own feelings, in the past I publicized those feelings as private and made no stand for their recognition but tried to sell them as disguised, for instance, as conflicts arising from mystical sources…. Faced by the inhumanities of society I did not seek a solution in humanity but turned to a second outcast society as inhumane as the first. . . .

What I think can be asserted as a starting point is that only one devotion can be held by a human being seeking a creative life and expression, and this is a devotion to human freedom, toward the liberation of human love, human conflicts, human aspirations. To do this one must disown all the special groups (nations, churches, sexes, races) that would claim allegiance. . . . It must be always recognized that those who have surrendered their humanity, are not less than oneself. . . . The forces of inhumanity are overwhelming, but only one’s continued opposition can make any other order possible, will give an added strength for all those who desire freedom and equality to break at last from those fetters that seem now so unbreakable.

— Robert Duncan, “The Homosexual in Society” (1944)

quoted inhttp://poeticsoflistening.blogspot.com/2014/02/after-hearing-henry-cowell-at-san.html

Thanks to John Bloomberg-Rissman for posting this on his Facebook wall.

Auto-sacrifice, by Bhanu Kapil :: Was Jack Kerouac a Punjabi?

Auto-sacrifice, by Bhanu Kapil :: Was Jack Kerouac a Punjabi?

The Body That Read the Laugh: Cixous, Kristeva, and Mothers Writing Mothers | Karina Quinn | M/C Journal

The Body That Read the Laugh: Cixous, Kristeva, and Mothers Writing Mothers | Karina Quinn | M/C Journal.