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July 30th, 2010

I’m on my way to finally see the American Woman exhibit at…



I’m on my way to finally see the American Woman exhibit at the Met. So excited.

July 30th, 2010

"My life, which seems so simple and monotonous, is really a complicated affair of cafés where they…"

“My life, which seems so simple and monotonous, is really a complicated affair of cafés where they like me and cafés where they don’t, streets that are friendly, streets that aren’t, rooms where I might be happy, rooms where I never shall be, looking-glasses I look nice in, looking-glasses I don’t, dresses that will be lucky, dresses that won’t, and so on.”

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Jean Rhys, good morning, midnight (1939), p.40. (via modernistwomen)

Add in a complicated relationship with my pharmacist and the lady at the gym who watches Fox News and this is me.

July 30th, 2010

We’re Probably Going To Be Together For The Rest Of The Summer

This is so so so so good.

July 30th, 2010

Lib

woman in 1969 holding a sign that says "women and typewriters are not inseperable"

One of several amazing photos by Mary Ellen Mark from a story about the women’s movement in Life, 1969.

The caption reads, “Members of NOW picket the headquarters of New York mayoralty candidates before recent election for not taking a stand on women’s rights. They urged female volunteers to stop licking stamps and boots.”

The entire piece, “An Oppressed Majority Demands Its Rights,” is on Ms. Mark’s site and it is amazing. Written by Sara Davidson (her bio says she “combines a career in journalism with marriage.”), it covers NOW, the splinter groups WITCH and The Feminists, Redstockings, consciousness raising groups, communes, single parenting, anti-marriage protests and of course the key issue: men.

Jane feels women’s liberation is not anti-male.”Because you believe women are human beings, not objects, doesn’t mean you don’t like men.”

Glad that’s settled! The piece doesn’t address any race or class issues, of course—it merely documents the efforts of these middle class white women. But I want to celebrate the hopefulness and energy of these women even as we work to acknowledge  where they went wrong and to stop doing wrong ourselves.

July 30th, 2010

1970



Perfection. From silk-rayon: