for your overdue consideration: women & the Oscars
The time has come,
said Barbra Streisand, as she opened the envelope and…
Added by Yvonne Watterson on February 23, 2013 at 10:16pm —
I lived in Manhattan when Ed Koch was running it. I met the mayor perhaps a dozen times when I lived on Lafayette Street in the East Village. These were not official meetings, you understand: they did not take place at fundraisers, book parties, or political conventions. I was a graduate student living in a one-room basement apartment, putting myself through school and working two part-time jobs in 1980s; I was not a valuable constituent.
Yet I spoke to Mayor Koch as often as I did… Continue
Added by regina barreca on February 19, 2013 at 1:55pm —
Women, politics and office products: this is a fabulous combination, as we can see from the terrific women's comedy produced by real women about a real politician's—Mitt Romney’s—remarks from the last debate.
It doesn't take much to get women …
Added by regina barreca on October 22, 2012 at 12:51pm —
Words and Music by Metta Sáma
“King’s book is not quiet; hers is an aesthetics of sound fractured, fragmented, compounded, mixed, remixed, sampled, jointed, yes, even… Continue
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*Disclaimer: I really try to stay away from the ever ugly politics and religion. I really do. Today I just feel compelled to have a conversation.
My intention is NOT to upset or hurt anyone; honestly…I’m all about love, tolerance and peace. I wish we could just learn to use the correct words.
So a strange ‘thing’ happened at the grocery store the other day. In front of me, walking in the door was a woman in full burka… Continue
Added by Doreen McGettigan on August 31, 2011 at 10:30pm —
On the heels of this week's mid-term elections, I was disappointed to see some of the really strong female candidates lose their bids.
This week at When Fridays Were Fridays
I write about the experience I had meeting Anne Kornblut, author of Notes From the Cracked Ceiling, and I am giving way a signed copy of her book. All She Writes members are welcome to… Continue
Added by Colette Martin on November 5, 2010 at 9:57am —
Reports all over the television and internet have described how Rev. Al Sharpton and Glenn Beck were accosted and doused in a liquid compound that caused the demagogues to articulate how to deal with the war in Afghanistan, failing schools, rising prison populations, the unabalanced trade deficit, sexual violence, and unemployment. Their ideas have been described as innovative, creative, gutsy, and achievable.
At this point, no one knows what the compound is or who the women were who… Continue
Added by Judaye Streett on August 28, 2010 at 6:00pm —
WHAT WOULD WOOLF AND WHITMAN DO?
(A PRACTICAL PRIMER)
“This is the beauty of the new media. There is no way to control it.”
What would Woolf, Whitman, Stein, Eliot, Pound, and countless other self-published writers do in the face of the monolithic publishing industry today?… Continue
Added by Amy King on July 14, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Poets for Living Waters – New Statements / Poems
I don’t have the answers. I barely have the questions. But I’m not egotistical enough to imagine I can come up with a solution or complete understanding on my own. I also don’t think sitting in front of the TV, feeling angry and impotent, is the answer. This is our Chernobyl. Our genocidal war with our own… Continue
Added by Amy King on June 14, 2010 at 12:35pm —
Poets for Living Waters
is a poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history. Former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky describes the popularity of poetry after 9/11 as a turn away from the disaster’s overwhelming enormity to a more manageable individual scale. As we confront the magnitude of this… Continue
Added by Amy King on May 20, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Over 1000 people campaigned outside Liberal Democrat headquarters today to protest in support of electoral reform. They had marched from Parliament Square to deliver a petition to Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg. The petition is signed by 30,000 people and states:
“This Parliament does not represent us.
We demand fair votes now.
There must never again be an election under this broken system.”
bbc news power2010 protest
The demonstration, organised by… Continue
Added by Kathryn Cann on May 8, 2010 at 6:17pm —
If you want your voice heard in British politics I recommend you vote Lib Dem too!
Why? I strongly believe that the First-Past-The-Post system is unfair, outdated and unrepresentative of the current state of public opinion in Great Britain. I don’t believe the power struggles between the same 2 parties allows them to be capable of hearing your (or my) voice. Only reform to a more proportional system which better represents the wide range of opinions in the country will enable… Continue
Added by Kathryn Cann on May 5, 2010 at 3:47pm —
The Guardian has finally decided to throw its weight behind the Liberal Democrats with their full endorsement. About time! But while it is very welcome in my opinion – is it too late and too close to polling day to really make a difference?
read more at miscellani.org/blog/
Added by Kathryn Cann on April 30, 2010 at 1:50pm —
Back in rainy Northern Cal after a gorgeous week of spring sunshine on the East coast and am having no problem ignoring the cold and gloom. The truth is, I’m still flying high from being back in my old hometown (Washington D.C.). While the trees weren’t as far along as I’d expected, every bush, tree and flower that had ever even considered blooming was out in full force.
One of the highlights of the trip was the night I spent reading at Politics & Prose, Washington’s hands-down… Continue
Added by Zoe FitzGerald Carter on April 13, 2010 at 10:22pm —
In two days I'm getting on a plane and flying from San Francisco to Washington D.C., the city where I grew up and where I have regularly returned from the time I was two until my mother's death in July, 2001. Driving to the airport with my husband and little girls a few days after she died, I remember feeling that not only had I lost my mother, I'd lost my childhood home -- and my city as well.
Never in my wildest imaginings would I have guessed that nine years would pass before I… Continue
Added by Zoe FitzGerald Carter on March 30, 2010 at 2:49pm —
My Visceral Thought
I can’t help it. I keep saying I won’t write this post. It’s not worth it, I’ll appear rude, my knowledge is limited, etc. But I’ve decided to put it out there, after a cursory read and setting the book aside in annoyance. The Gurlesque anthology, GURLESQUE: THE NEW GRRLY, GROTESQUE, BURLESQUE POETICS, by Arielle Greenberg… Continue
Added by Amy King on March 24, 2010 at 8:42am —
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This Is What a [Feminist] Poet Looks Like
Monday, February 1: Ching-In Chen, Jennifer Bartlett, & Kate Durbin
Tuesday, February 2: Juliet Cook & Kate Schapira
Wednesday, February 3: Kirsten Kaschock & Michele Battiste
Thursday, February 4: Michelle Detorie & Stephanie Strickland
Friday, February 5: T.A. Noonan & Theodora… Continue
Added by Amy King on March 24, 2010 at 8:13am —