Monthly Archives: January, 2016

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WAKE UP ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY’

January 24th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

In Colorado, the Mesa Valley School District sent out emails to parents encouraging them to send their daughters to see a media presentation called, ‘Wake up Sleeping Beauty: Worship at his Feet’.  The idea behind this is that young girls should strive to be ‘pure’ in mind and spirit in order to be worthy of becoming a good wife.  The clear implication: the only proper role for females in society is to be subjugated in the home, subordinate to patriarchal rule. (more…)

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‘NO, MY CHILD CAN’T HUG YOU’ – WHY I’M TEACHING MY TODDLER TO UNDERSTAND CONSENT

January 13th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

During the holidays, we cook and drink and laugh and argue and drive to gather in the warm homes of folks that we call “Friends and Family.” Kids play and fight over toys and video-games. Adults cook and drink and argue politics in the kitchen and at the table. Unequivocally, we touch. (more…)

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TOXIC MASCULINITY

January 12th, 2016 Posted by Uncategorized No Comment yet

Filmmaker Jessica Newsom has made an important documentary titled, The Mask You Live in.  It’s a powerful examination about the troubling straight  jacket of expectations young sboys as staddled with as they grow into men.   When we say, ‘Be a man’  Exactly what does that mean,  and has society put expectations on young  that perpetuate the ugly, male dominant paradigm that has prevailed in human society since the beginnings of agriculture and permanent settlements, more than 10,000 years ago.

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THE EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

January 2nd, 2016 Posted by B/W, Uncategorized No Comment yet

Go for it! Don’t be afraid. That’s the message from four women filmmakers, who travelled the US, interviewing exceptional women, who have found great personal success in their chosen careers. (more…)