Scholarly books/literary works about women:
Scholarly books/literary works about women:
Cultural Criticism in Egyptian Women’s Writing by Caroline Seymour-Jorn (Syracuse University Press)
Embodying Difference: Scripting Social Images of the Female Body in Latina Theatre by Linda Saborio (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press)
In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States by Ilene Susan Fort et al. (Prestel Publishing)
Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century edited by Jocelyn M. Borycaka and Elizabeth A. Petrino (Fordham University Press)
Landscape and Gender in the Novels of Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy: The Body of Nature by Eithne Henson (Ashgate Publishing)
Love in the Time of Communism: Intimacy and Sexuality in the GDR by Josie McLellan (Cambridge University Press)
Making Globalization Work for Women: The Role of Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership edited by Valentine M. Moghadam et al. (State University of New York Press)
This-Worldly Nibbana: A Buddhist Feminist Social Ethic for Peacemaking in the Global Community by Hsiao-Lan Hu (State University of New York Press)
Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present by Noga Efrati (Columbia University
Regarding my earlier post about an upcoming “look-at-me-acting-foolish” reality show for the Memphis area, I received a direct email from Mrs. Kuae Mattox, National President for Mocha Moms, Inc. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am quite thrilled that Mrs. Mattox corresponded AND concurs to speak up on the matter on the behalf of Black women’s negative portrayal in the media.
She will relay the matter to Mocha Moms’ national board for a unified response to the show’s producer(s). I will keep you all updated as things progresses.
Local celebrities are showing their artist side for the sake of women surviving domestic violence. Catholic Charities will gather our very DA General Amy Weirich, Leigh Ann Tuohy, and others to host “Healing Hearts with Arts” for the Sophia’s House. Sophia’s House is a women’s shelter in Memphis.
From the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
You must be an AAUW member and the creator of this original art to enter. Join AAUW or Renew your membership.
Entries are accepted into the contest from January 4 through January 31, 2012.
Artists are allowed to submit up to two entries. You may enter art that was submitted in previous contests but we ask that you not submit past winning entries.
ABOUT THE ART
We accepted entries in TIFF, EPS and JPEG file formats at a resolution of no less than 300dpi.
Files must be less than two megabytes.
If your entry portrays any identifiable individual(s), we ask that you obtain and provide AAUW with a model release form from the individual(s), or their guardian(s), before AAUW will include the entry in the contest.
Any image of an offensive nature will be excluded from the contest.
Only current AAUW members can vote in the 2012 AAUW Art Contest.
Members can vote February 6 through March 4, 2012.
Members may vote once every seven (7) days for their six (6) favorite images.
Upon logging in to vote members will be able to view the entries they’ve already voted for as well as when they can cast their next six (6) votes.
Each time members vote, they will automatically be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $25 gift certificates to ShopAAUW.
Six images will be selected to appear on note cards mailed to tens-of-thousands AAUW members across the country this spring. Three images will be those that receive the most votes at the end of the voting period and three will be selected by past winning artists who will serve as judges.
The note cards will acknowledge the name of the artist, the title of the art and if the artist belongs to a branch, the name of that branch will also be acknowledged.
You must agree that by submitting art to the AAUW Art Contest, you are providing AAUW with a royalty-free perpetual license to use, reproduce, post, display, or create derivative works in any media associated with this contest.
AAUW will directly contact and secure specific permission from you if AAUW wants to reproduce, post, display or create derivative works for any media uses other than this contest.
I was alerted about this a 1/2 hour ago on FB and I’M TAKING ACTION ON IT! An email/letter campaign for the RACIST AND SEXIST implicating show, Heavy Housewives: Memphis. Blow the horn on producer Mr. Gus Roxburgh and Balance Vector Productions that we do not want nor need more negative portrayals and buffoonery of Black women! Whether or not you are heavy and/or a housewife, this fiasco is to continue the degradation of women, specifically Black women!
Balance Vector Productions PO Box 736, Santa Monica, CA 90406
Shaun Murphy 310-230-8400 office 310-343-0974 cell 310-230-8500 fax firstname.lastname@example.org email
Gus Roxburgh 310-230-8410 office 310-343-0983 cell 310-230-8500 fax email@example.com email
From MY OWN personal email via WordPress.com –
“On January 18, 2012, sites all over the internet will be blacking out to protest and try to mobilize more people to speak out against this bill coming up in the Senate next week — S. 968: the Protect IP Act (PIPA) — in an attempt to let U.S. lawmakers know how much opposition there is. WordPress.org, Wikipedia, and even WordPress.com VIP I Can Has Cheezburger? will be participating in the blackout to raise awareness and spur you to action.
Here on WordPress.com, we want to participate as well. Freshly Pressed will be blacked out during the strike.”
[The “Stop Censorship” ribbon will display in the upper corner of your site and links to americancensorship.org. It will display until January 24, 2012 (the Senate vote date).]
Artist, Cindy Sherman in HarpersBazaar.com – http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/feature-articles/cindy-sherman-artist-interview-0212?click=pp#slide-5
I’m really glad that I attended the Volunteer Art Show for ArtsMemphis! The female artists’ work that were present was everything! There were pieces that were profound, subtle, sweet, endearing, brash, bold, brave, daring, and defiant. The female artists I noted were: Ebony Johnson, Elisha Gold, Katie McWeeny, Suzy Hendrix, Maggie Exner, Michelle Duckworth, Allison Furr-Laywer, Claudia Tullos-Leonard, Anna Wunderlich, and Holly Fisher. I was so thrilled and impressed by the material that our local artists presented and focused on picking out female artists to meet that I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES!
I did however met one talented female artist in particular by the name, Ebony Jackson!! She displayed two (2) different pieces, “Rape is Happiness” and “I Think I’ll Eat a Toothbrush Today” that were both separately bold and brave. Ms. Jackson’s work represented how women can survive after tragedy and live better, even happier, stronger. I shared with her about WfPAC. She was interested and asked for my card! I do want to work with her in the near future!
I’ve recently communicated with producers from 2 women’s films, Absolutely Safe and A Woman Like That. There’s very close possibility for each film to be screened here in Memphis. Even art professor Jennifer Sargent/MCA is also trying to bring A Woman … here! Hopefully she can get in with WfPAC!! 😉 Wish me luck and Godspeed to have WfPAC’s involvement bringing both here!! More later!
Go to WfPACS’s “Women In/On Screen” page on our blog to find links about both films.
Just discovered that Soma Intimates lingerie company will host their 4th annual Giving is Beautiful campaign. This is a collaboration between Soma and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). So everyone please during January 12th – February 26th, head out to Soma boutique in Laurelwood (the side facing Christ Methodist dayschool) and give NEW OR GENTLY USED, CLEAN BRAS.
SEE YOU OUT-and-ABOUT! 😉
Here’s the local Memphis boutique: http://www.soma.com/store/store_search.jsp?_DARGS=/store/store_locator.jsp
More information on the project (Soma’s blog)- http://theundercoverpost.soma.com/donate-a-bra-and-support-women-in-need/