This documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. The film features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish and Jean Bolen, all of whom link the loss of goddess-centric societies with today’s environmental crisis.
We recommend this short (less than an hour long) documentary about the history of the goddess. It’s worth it even if just for the awesome 80s fashion.
Happy women’s day, yo
What’s misandry, again?
- Women perform 66% of the world’s work, but receive only 11% of the world’s income, and own only 1% of the world’s land.
- Women make up 66% of the world’s illiterate adults.
- Women head 83% of single-parent families. The number of families nurtured by women alone doubled from 1970 to 1995 (from 5.6 million to 12.2 million).
- Women account for 55% of all college students, but even when women have equal years of education it does not translate into economic opportunities or political power.
- There are six million more women than men in the world.
- Two-thirds of the world’s children who receive less than four years of education are girls. Girls represent nearly 60% of the children not in school.
- Parents in countries such as China and India sometimes use sex determination tests to find out if their fetus is a girl. Of 8,000 fetuses aborted at a Bombay clinic, 7,999 were female.
- Wars today affect civilians most, since they are civil wars, guerrilla actions and ethnic disputes over territory or government. 3 out of 4 fatalities of war are women and children.
- Rape is consciously used as a tool of genocide and weapon of war. Tens of thousands of women and girls have been subjected to rape and other sexual violence since the crisis erupted in Darfur in 2003. There is no evidence of anyone being convicted in Darfur for these atrocities.
- About 75% of the refugees and internally displaced in the world are women who have lost their families and their homes.
- SEX-based violence, kills one in three women across the world and is the biggest cause of injury and death to women worldwide, causing more deaths and disability among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accident, and war.
Dear Los Angeles,
Visual Art by: Will Adler, A. Dola Baroni, Ryan Beckemeyer, Drew Bienemann, Caitlin Dennis, Henry Diltz, Megan McIsaac, Describe The Fauna, William Haswell, Mike Hernandez, Amanda Jas, Tattiya Kliengklom, Jimmy Marble, Jon Walter Mocey-Hanton, Adam Moskowitz, Wade Ryff, Esteban Schimpf, Ingrid Schram, Cody Smith, Dave Tada, & Jake Troth.
Join us at The Forge (2636 Huron St LA CA 90065) from 8-11PM & be sure to arrive early for a seat in the discussion.
Studio visit with Set Designer, Adi Googrich, on Sight Unseen.
"Goodrich comes from a family of semi-truck drivers, and laughs when I ask if she’s a hard worker: “It’s the most insane hours, and draining and cold, going over mountains. Even my mother was a semi-truck driver, so work is in my blood.”"
I’ve said this enough times, and I am done complaining about it.
But let’s imagine if the curators could post a sign out front that that reads, “Pardon our appearance while we remove the stick from our asses, discard our atavistic linear idea of art, and lay out more of the whole story.” Then Temkin could get her wish and install swaths of the collection with a far wider eye. Plenty of it made by women.
Director Sue Bourne made this charming documentary, Fabulous Fashionistas, which follows the style and lives of six women over the age of 70. Each woman is different in her lifestyle, though they all similarly refuse the stereotype of the little old lady. A very well done and well edited film with six very different stories.
1) I am an artist. Being in nature and around other creative individuals inspires and keeps me going.
2) 3 weeks ago I packed one suitcase and a backpack and moved across the country. Palms/Culver City/Santa Monica/Venice are the areas I am in most. I have and will continue to venture and enjoy other neighborhoods too.
3) Just landed here, got an apt in a day, a car the next, and am ready to take on L.A. and collaborate with others. Collectives are always a rich source of like-minded individuals and I am ready to merge my talents with others.
4) I write, draw, sew, dance, cook, bake, collage, sculpt, and recycle many different objects into art works. I am also adept at educational (instructional) technology and have a various technology skills. To date my favorite collaboration was a performance piece about lost love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxF_bQtc0SE
5) I would love to contribute to the Inspired Women of LA publication. Besides visual imagery I could also contribute with interviews, advice, fashion, editing, social media, among other possibilities.
6) This mornings inspiration:
It is the art i breathe that has led me to the place of unity and consciousness evolves revolves around me leading me to places like this:
ART MUSIC THE SPOKEN WORD THE SOUND ELEMENTS THE PAINT THE MIXED MEDIA THE COLLECTIVE THE BEAT THE BEATNIK THE CHANGE THE GLOBE THE CHANGEMAKERS IN MUSIC AND ART ANDY WARHOL BASQUIAT WILLIAM BURROUGHS KEROUAC POLLOCK LENNON YOKO TOKYO PARIS LONDON BERLIN ARTWORDS WRITING DOCUMENTARY WOMENS EMPOWERMENT THE PEOPLE’S EMPOWERMENT MY EMPOWERMENT THE GLOBE’S EMPOWERMENT NO BORDERS NO LINES DRAWN ALL LINES CROSSED THE NATURE THE BEAUTY THE LIFE LOVE RESILIENCE ACRYLIC OILS NEWSPAPER WOOD COLLAGE STREETS OF PARIS RELIVING REINVENTING REDISCOVERING UNCOVERING UNDERCOVER UNDER THE WILLOW BEYOND BAROQUE BEYOND YOUR WORDS BEYOND MINE BEYOND MINDS THE CHANGE THE WILD THE COMING WHATS NEXT WHATS NOW WHATS PRESENT THE PAST THE PASSED IT’S GONE FOREVER GONE FOR EVERLASTING GONE WHEN WILL YOU GET THE MESSAGE I AM TRYING TO TELL YOU THAT THERE IS NO DEFINING ME THERE IS NO LINES NO LIMITS NO BARRIERS COME WITH ME. LET’S FLY .
taken from “Excerpts from the blue line" coming January 2014
Copyright 2013 Deborah Charles all rights reserved.
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