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Friday, August 29, 2014

LINK FROM TIM STRODE

BY LAUREN JACKSON
VIA THE AWL

GREAT ARTICLE.  READ IT. 

"AFTER TILLER" ON PBS

Watch After Tiller on PBS on 9/1.

From PBS:

Synopsis

Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's After Tiller is a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas—and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, After Tiller presents the complexities of these women's difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients.

LINK FROM SARA

BY KARA BROWN
VIA JEZEBEL

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LINK FROM LAURA

VIA IDENTITIES.MIC


LINK FROM SARA

BY REBECCA TRAISTER
VIA THE NEW REPUBLIC

"So yeah, it’s manufactured stage-craft and she’s rich and they’re corporate, but in a business in which performance is the business, this one was broadcast to twelve million adoring fans. And it showed a woman of color as a sexually confident, high-octane talent and as a powerful business woman, as an adoring mother and an equal partner (“don’t think I’m just his little wife”) to a man who called her “the greatest living entertainer” as he was handing her her little spaceman statuette and carrying their kid." 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

VIA LONGREADS.COM
SHARED WITH YOU BY TIM STRODE.

Mary Beard:“The more I’ve looked at the details of the threats and the insults that women are on the receiving end of, the more some of them seem to fit into the old patterns of prejudice and assumption that I have been talking about.  It doesn’t much matter what line of argument you take as a woman. If you venture into traditional male territory, the abuse comes anyway. It’s not what you say that prompts it—it’s the fact that you are saying it.”


LINK FROM LAURA

VIA IFLSCIENCE.COM

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Powerful women, by Sara


Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade. [1972]


I particularly like this one of Jeanne Manford--a founder of PFLAG--because she was a teacher at the elementary school I went to (yay P.S. 32 Q!).   

The city has since named the street she lived on in Flushing "Jeanne, Jules, Morty Manford PFLAG Way."

I like a lot of the photos here because, although a handful feature some recognizable faces, most aren't of "famous" people, instead focusing on everyday women and girls begin active and courageous, or doing things not typically associated with "femininity."  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

MARCH FOR JUSTICE ON SATURDAY

FROM WINNYC
SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA.

In Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of people are rising up to protest in outrage and grief over Mike Brown, another young black man killed by the police.
 
And just a few weeks ago on Staten Island, Eric Garner was strangled by the NYPD.
 
Black and brown lives matter, and we cannot let these injustices go unanswered. This Saturday, we're marching for justice for Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and the thousands of others. 



*Will you march with us?*

*Click here to RSVP and let us know you're coming.
<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=z3RKIExsg2Lcd9mapSP6%2F6zKI1lMiVaL>*
 
*March for Justice
<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=Jgaj6KFeilC0LsN4WKiTrhsEbcgDNloI>*
Who: Rev. Al Sharpton and the family of Eric Garner, along with National Action Network, NAACP, 1199SIEU, UFT, and Working Families


What: Staten Island march for racial justice


When: Saturday, August 23 at 11am


Where: Staten Island, at the intersection of Victory Blvd and Bay Street


How to get there: Just a 12 minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry
 

 
In solidarity,
 
Bill Lipton
Working Families
 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! SIGN UP NOW!

FALL 2014 WOMEN'S STUDIES

3 COURSE OFFERINGS:

WST 101: INTRO TO WST
MANY SECTION AVAILABLE,
INCLUDING ONLINE AND EVENING


WST 105: GENDER IN POPULAR
'
CULTURE
WST 105 BA MEETS MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, 8-9:15AM
WST 105 KA MEETS TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 1-2:15

WST 110: THE GODDESS IN

WORLD RELIGIONS
MEETS MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 12:30-1:45


Women’s Studies is for everybody.
Many students find these classes transformative.
Try one for yourself.


All WST courses fulfill Pluralism and Diversity Requirements. 101 also fulfills Western Heritage requirements and 110 fulfills Global Awarenss/Non-Western Cultures requirements.



For more info, contact Sara.hosey@ncc.edu

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COCO!



SHARED WITH YOU BY LAURA.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!


SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA.

NATIONAL MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY

On August 14, 2014, citizens across America will gather in solidarity to
hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of police
brutality.
 
Gatherings are taking place at the following NYC locations at
7:00 PM:
 
-Lower Manhattan: Union Square
 
-Upper Manhattan: By Morningside Park entrance @ 123 Street and Morningside
in Harlem
 
-Brooklyn: Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy

-Queens: Baisely Park, Jamaica

INFO ON THE EVENT IN QUEENS HERE

Shared with you by Sara.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

LINK FROM SARA

VIA FEMINIST WEDNESDAY


A LOT OF AWFUL THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN FERGUSON RIGHT NOW

BY SHANICE.

i think it's really important that people know what's actually happening instead of what's being shown on the news between clips of shepard smith saying stupid shit about robin williams. tumblr isn't an official primary source but a lot of the first hand reports are coming from social media and i think the posts being made on tumblr about what's happening are really accessible, so i'd like to share them on the blog.

CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE LINKS:




FROM "BOSSMAN": PART I AND PART II






Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LINK FROM SHANICE

VIA MEDIUM.COM

this is really interesting! and it talks about obvious child. there's a lot of really cool stuff on this website.

LINKS FROM SHANICE

READ

BY JULIANNE ROSS
VIA IDENTITIES MIC


BY REBECCA ROSE
VIA JEZEBEL


AND

BY CHELSEA FAGAN
VIA THOUGHT CATALOG


I hate Thought Catalog and this is really old but it's sooooooo good. The comments are rage-inducing though, so just don't read them.

SMART FEMINISTS EAT BREAKFAST


SHANICE B.
SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA.

WHY WST COURSES ARE STILL NECESSARY….

via thinkprogress

Shared with you by Florence Dee Boodakian

Monday, August 11, 2014

MAKE SURE TO SEE A FEMALE-DIRECTED FILM THIS SUMMER

  • In 2013, women accounted for 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors. This represents a decrease of two percentage points since 2012 and a decrease of one percentage point from 1998. - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • Women accounted for 10% of writers, 15% of executive producers, 17% of editors, 3% of cinematographers, and 25% of producers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2013. - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • Women comprised 6% of all directors working on the top 250 films of 2013. This represents a decrease of 3 percentage points from 2012 and 1998. Ninety-three percent (93%) of the films had no female directors. - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • 36% of films employed 0 or 1 woman in the roles considered, 23% employed 2 women, 33% employed 3 to 5 women, 6% employed 6 to 9 women, and 2% employed 10 to 13 women. In contrast, 1% of films employed 0 or 1 man in the roles considered, and 32% employed 10 to 13 men.  - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Repo
You can read more depressing statistics here.  

AND/OR

YOU CAN MAKE SURE TO SEE A 

MOVIE WRITTEN OR DIRECTED BY 

A WOMAN THIS SUMMER.






ARE PLACES TO START.

SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA.

Monday, August 4, 2014

LINK FROM LAURA

VIA SF GLOBE

SIGN UP NOW! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

FALL 2014 WOMEN'S STUDIES
SIGN UP NOW!

3 COURSE OFFERINGS:

WST 101: INTRO TO WST
MANY SECTION AVAILABLE,
INCLUDING ONLINE AND EVENING


WST 105: GENDER IN POPULAR 
'
CULTURE
WST 105 BA MEETS MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY, 8-9:15AM
WST 105 KA MEETS TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 1-2:15

WST 110: THE GODDESS IN 

WORLD RELIGIONS
MEETS MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 12:30-1:45


Women’s Studies is for everybody.
Many students find these classes transformative.
Try one for yourself.


All WST courses fulfill Pluralism and Diversity Requirements.  101 also fulfills Western Heritage requirements and 110 fulfills Global Awarenss/Non-Western Cultures requirements.

For more info, contact Sara.hosey@ncc.edu

AUGUST EVENTS AT BLUESTOCKINGS

Saturday | August 9 | 7 pm
Reading: Ladies of the Night
With Maggie McNeill
Retired sex worker, current activist and popular blogger Maggie McNeill of The Honest Courtesan will be at Bluestockings on Saturday, August 9th to read from and sign copies of her new book, Ladies of the Night
Sunday | August 10 | 12:30 pm
Radical Educators Meet Up
Join a group of educators engaged in inquiry of critical texts for a meetup and collaborative discussion of pedagogical values and practices. Please bring an article or an excerpt to contribute. Please contact bluestockingsraded@gmail.com for more information.
Monday | August 11 | 7pm
Women On The Fringe
Live teaser performances from some of the shows in the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, FringeNYC, which features around 200 productions performing downtown from August 8-24. Shows scheduled to appear include “Does this Dress Make Me Look Alone?” “Confessions of Old Lady #2″ and “Murder, Margaret, and Me.”
Tuesday | August 12 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.
Friday | August 15 | 7pm
“Blood and Happiness”: A Father/Daughter Joint Presentation, Crime writer Kenneth Wishnia and comix artist Leah Wishnia examine society’s absurdities
With Leah and Kenneth Wishnia
Award-winning crime writer Kenneth Wishnia, whose latest novel, BLOOD LAKE, is about the dangerous and destabilizing conditions that have led to so much migration of Latin American refugees to the U.S., and comix artist Leah Wishnia, editor and publisher of HAPPINESS 4, will discuss how they use distortion, humor and the grotesque to depict society’s absurdities
Sunday | August 17 | 4pm
Dyke Knitting Circle
Come in & knit, make new friends drink some tea, and learn a craft at a self-help and member-led group. The Dyke Knitting Circle is open to all levels of queer experience and all levels of knitting proficiency. Bring yarn and needles. Join us any third Sunday of the month!
Monday | August 18 | 7pm
#grow fierce series
#GrowFierce is a poetic showcase featuring New York-based emerging women poets. Springing from the Digging Deep, Facing Self writing course to light up the stage, these alumni women weave moving narratives of star dust, open veins, blossoming gardens, poetic switch blades, roller skates and prophetic tea leaves.
Tuesday | August 19 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.
Tuesday | August 26 | 9:30 am
Kundalini Yoga with Ursula Scherrer
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl. For more information please contact Ursula Scherrer.
Tuesday | August 26 | 7 pm
Women’s / Trans Poetry Jam & Open Mike
Hosted by Vittoria Repetto—the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side—the jam has showcased the famous, the infamous, the unknown for over a decade. Come out and deliver (up to) 8 minutes of your poetry, prose, songs and spoken word. Visit vittoriarepetto.wordpress.com for more information
Wednesday | August 27 | 7pm
ADAM: Reading and Discussion
With Ariel Shrag
Award-winning graphic memoirist and screenwriter Ariel Schrag reads from and discusses her debut novel ADAM. ADAM tells the story of a young boy who finds love in the lesbian community when he is mistaken for a trans man.
Thursday | August 28 | 7pm
Outdoor Gallery – NYC.
With Yoav Litvin and Chris Stain
Come hear writer and photographer Yoav Litvin discuss his new book Outdoor Gallery – New York City, which features 46 of the most prolific street and graffiti artists in NYC. The photographed artworks are accompanied by illuminating interviews, consisting of the artists’ thoughts on New York, the state of street art, its future, and their own work and processes. Yoav Litvin will be joined by Chris Stain: teacher, artist, and contributor to Outdoor Gallery.
Saturday | August 30 | 7:30pm
Screening: “A Fall From Freedom: The Untold Story Behind the Captive Whale and Dolphin Captivity”
A Fall From Freedom is the first film to expose the long and controversial history of the captive whale and dolphin industry; a history that continues to this day. The illegal capture and transport of killer whales, the killing of thousands of dolphins to provide marine parks and aquariums with new and replacement animals, and the ability of these facilities to miseducate the public about these animals. These and many other issues are covered in detail.
Sunday | August 31 | 12pm
Ukulele Workshop
With Daniel Lightfoot
Come learn how to play the Ukulele, or have fun learning new radical folk songs, collaborating and co-learning with other ukulele players at this workshop facilitated Bluestockings volunteer and ukulele aficionado Daniel Lightfoot. Open to all levels from beginner to ukulele master. Please bring a ukulele if you have one, but if you don’t that is okay too. This workshop is part of a new series of events, workshops, and classes coordinated by the Bluestockings Education Project.
Sunday | August 31 | 2:30pm
Anarchist Reading Group
The Anarchist Reading Group discusses historical and contemporary texts to promote the study of self-organization and mutual aid in order to help realize a society free of all forms of social domination. This group is a project of Practical Anarchy, which believes that – in the struggle to create a liberatory society from below – everybody is capable of taking direct action to help shape their lives and their communities.

Check out Bluestockings’ Safer Space Policy for guidelines on how to help Bluestockings be a supportive environment during events and at all times.
FOR MORE INFO, SEE BLUESTOCKINGS.COM
SHARED WITH YOU BY SARA.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

OBVIOUS CHILD, from Sara

Here's a good article on the film, Obvious Child:

by Akunda Okeyo
via Women's Media Center

I saw the movie with some friends last week and we all really appreciated it.  If you haven't seen one of the only movies to depict "safe, judgement-free" abortion, get to the theater before it closes!