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Ben, pentru ca numele complet a respectivei cyber-orto-(dar nu inca post)-feministe a fost Shulamith Bath Shmuel Ben Ari Feuerstein. Cunoscuta pentru carticica ei The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970) – un fel de Hot in Cleveland in care nimeni nu rade. Mai jos, un citat:

‘What are some of the prime components of this resistance that is keeping people from experimenting with alternatives to the family, and where does it come from? We are all familiar with the details of Brave New World: cold collectives, with individualism abolished, sex reduced to a mechanical act, children become robots, Big Brother intruding into every aspect of private life, rows of babies fed by impersonal machines, eugenics manipulated by the state, genocide of cripples and retards for the sake of a super-race created by white-coated technicians, all emotion considered weakness, love destroyed, and so on. The family (which, despite its oppressiveness, is now the last refuge from the encroaching power of the state, a shelter that provides the little emotional warmth, privacy, and individual comfort now available) would be destroyed, letting this horror penetrate indoors.’ [p. 210]

Evident, institutia casatoriei e, pentru o radfem ca Shulamith, imaginea infernului ejaculat, patriarhal, pe pamant. In acelasi timp, ea isi da totusi seama ca, respectiva institutie odata abolita, vidul lasat astfel in urma va fi umplut cu ceva mult mai oribil. Mda, isi da seama, dar nu are ce face: casatoria trebuie ucisa, oricare ar fi riscurile.

Cateva randuri mai departe, scrie:

‘Rather than concentrating the female principle into a “private” retreat, into which men periodically duck for relief, we want to rediffuse it – for the first time creating society from the bottom up. Man’s difficult triumph over Nature has made it possible to restore the truly natural: he could undo Adam’s and Eve’s curse both, to reestablish the earthly Garden of Eden. But in his long toil his imagination has been stilled: he fears an enlargement of his drudgery, through the incorporation of Eve’s curse into his own.’ [p. 211]

Adam? Eve? The undo of the Fall? Ce treaba au toate mizeriile astea popesti cu feminismul radical?! – ar spune unii / unele… Nu si eu. Si cam atat.

> Btw, carticica poate fi coborata de aici.

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

345 de la nasterea acestei superbe femei si talentate compozitoare. Acum povestea.

Unul din filmele mele preferate este Possession. Ascultand muzica lui Éli (just for friends), mi-am adus aminte de un schimb de replici din filmul respectiv, intamplat la o licitatie:

– I don’t know why Blackadder comes to these things. He hasn’t got any money.

– Well, he’s Irish, you see. He enjoys feeling persecuted.

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Helena Hunter

Helena Hunter este o artista a carei prim mediu de expresie este corpul. Propriul sau corp. Propriul sau corp de femeie. Prin performantele sale ea dezbate, inteligent, multe chestiuni de interes contemporan cum ar fi the construction of gender, the formation of desire si the politics of the body. Eu personal o admir mult pentru ceea ce face.

Tracing Shadows is a solo movement piece that plays out a painful process of initiation. Hunter presents the body at different stages of transformation and collapse. The human figure half emerges from the darkness, alone and trapped, struggling to stand, sliding into formlessness. Hunter sculpts movement out of the darkness, using subtle traces of light, fragmenting the body and creating an eerie sense of displacement. Often movements are half- seen, the body is half-glimpsed, light plays tricks with the eyes and imagination distorting perspective, space, size and shape. Sound mirrors and magnifies the action, adding weight, texture and solidity to the movement, emphasising the physical struggle that ensues.

[Click pe imagine pt. performance]

Payseur & Schmidt

La origini: o editura feminist / socialista. Acum: le-a mai venit mintea la cap.

Payseur and Schmidt was founded in Cauheegan, Wisconsin in 1912 by Martina Faye Payseur and Hilde Frauke Schmidt, two young women concerned with social justice and true human equality. Armed with a Pearl Improved #11 letterpress, they began producing tracts of a feminist and socialist nature, which, in the early decades of the 20th century, were either received with arms or hostility, both open.

Asadar, de la socialismul democratic / feminist, pentru-toti, ajungem la

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