So, I am not sure how many of you know this, but my pops is a super duper OBGYN. The kind that walks down the street in his hometown through a cloud of whispering mothers who say, “See that man, he helped me bring you into the world.” Really people, this dad-o-mine is the real deal, an amazing doc. That said, it appears he had an unusual delivery this week:
Birth – Pumpkin Style!
Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World, which includes a chapter by Lindsey, “Un-biting the Apple and Killing the Womb: Genesis, Gender, and Gynocide”is now available for sale at Amazon.com. Take a look: http://www.amazon.com/Theorizing-Twilight-Critical-Essays-Post-Vampire/dp/0786463503
Isn’t interesting how often we are seeing this lately…
I have so much to say and never any time!!! Teaching and working on this dissertation stuff is really eating up my life!
But still …I had to take a second and share these…
Apparently, this is old news – but I missed it and I thought y’all might have too! Take a look…. I think they’re both offensive. You?
So after months of wanting to see Miss Representation – I like many – watched it on the OWN network this week. The films website says, “The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.” And, really – it’s awesome. Do me a favor – show it to your friends and family who say that sexism is a solved issue, so feminism is no longer needed
Get Excited! .Three women won the Nobel peace prize this week. They include Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman elected president of a country in Africa, peace activist Leymah Gbowee, also of Liberia, and Tawakul Karman a pro-democracy campaigner from Yemen.
I don’t know how many of you have heard of these women but the are worth getting informed about, so I thought I’d alert you to their existence. It’s easy to learn something about Leymah Gbowee and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – you can watch Pray the Devil Back to Hell on PBS on October 18th in fact you can watch the entire Women, War and Peace Series!I show Pray the Devil Back to Hell almost every semester. It is an incredible story about the power of women and community against wanton violence. Totally worth checking out.
It is also worth noting that this win is a powerful moment for women in general.
Here are some statistics on the noble prize with regards to winners, as you can see this is a realm of the world where women’s access has been limited, but not excluded – which is good, I guess.
- The vast majority are men: 85, compared to 15 women
- In fact there have been more institutions than women – 24 since 1901
- 29 winners are from the US
- Nearly half of all winners have to share their prize – only 52% get to keep it all to themselves
Just something I though y’all might be interested in – oh and by the way sorry for the hiatus – I’m back people.