AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

2/20/09

READER MAILBAG

DR. MANHATTAN AND HIS HUGE STIMULUS PACKAGE, STREAKING ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

MISSING THE POINT: A QUESTION OF BLACK AND BLUE

In defense of the penis" misses the point that this naked blue man standing in a Rodan type posture is a take off on the Metropolitan museum statue of a larger than life naked black man. Further the last lines of the film indicate that the blue man is always present, like God, whom we do not see. Obviously, if this man is "our heavenly Father" the father of us all, we need expect nothing less than a penis of some worthy proportion,

Art history and appreciation is an entire subject presented but not commented upon in this film. Another gem missed!

Anonymous


TWO LOVERS: AND MOMMY MAKES THREE
ROSSELLINI IN MOMMY BLAME GAME REDUX


THE SOUNDS OF TWO LOVERS


Would you know anything about the very beautiful music in this film? Thank you...it is so haunting!
Dona H.

Hi Dona:
The only information I could dig up on this, was music by Henry Mancini. You would think they'd make it easier to give their composers more *credit*!
Prairie

CLICK TO READ REVIEW HERE



Womens History Month Without The Politics Of Mothering?


What does empowered birth have to do with womanism?
How do myths and media images of motherhood undermine women?
Why is an artist mother double trouble?

Greetings. I am a poet, writer, educator and mother of two.
I am also a member of and an avid listener to WBAI. Most of my intellectual, spiritual, political and health concerns are covered by listening to the station. But in the last year, I have realized that there is something missing on WBAI: the voices of mothers and of women striving to be conscious parents. I don't know if this reflects patriarchy, the devaluing of motherhood (even within feminist circles), or if it just that a loud Mama hasn't come along to bring this up yet. Mothers who are artists, herbalists, activists, academics, and mothers who chose to focus their energy entirely on raising their children have something to share. Conscious mothering is a political act. Could this be something to think about as you plan future programs?

For me, motherhood has been about stumbling, loving and developing muscle. I would welcome an opportunity to discuss any aspect of mothering, or explore the questions I have posed above with your collective.

Please visit my website to learn more about my writing, my performances and my work in education. You can also read an excerpt of my new booklet, "Mother Nature" at my site.

Sincerely,
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

"Having a child is like having your heart walk outside your body"
Mother Nature
Savage Goddess Press
http://www.ekeretallie.com


MADEA GOES TO JAIL, BUT MASKED MISOGYNY GETS A PASS




Thank you for your review of Madea Goes to Jail. Very well-done. 1 point, near the end of paragraph 3, you mean "fiancée." Other than that, fine job. Keep up the good work! (But I hope you also enjoy the majority of your viewing experiences.)

Best wishes from
Majenta

CLICK TO READ REVIEW HERE


READER TURNED ON BY CRITICAL WOMEN


Hi Critical Women!

I'm still struggling with web site design, but your web site looks fantastic! Did you do it all yourself or did you have a professional designer? I look forward to hearing from you.
Dione L.

Hi Dione:
It's a labor of love, handmade from scratch. And thank you for your positive words!

The Critical Crew


AN AMERICAN AFFAIR GOOF ALERT

Why don't you Google Mary Pinchot Meyer and then re-evaluate how "goofy"
the premise is?
Phil C.

Hey Phil:
You have a point there. Maybe it was more the outlandish incidentals in this kid whodunit that seemed goofy, and JFK galavanting around town for those lusty brownstone trysts, with a horny teen stalker hanging around the premises.
Prairie

CLICK TO READ REVIEW HERE


ALL IN THIS TEA: NOT SWALLOWING IT



Hello Prairie:

You got Hoffman right.

Fact is, he has had little or nothing to do with promoting organic tea farming in China. He had a standing offer to participate in an organic farming project in Zhejiang Province, for free no doubt, and he turned it down.
Hoffman has parlayed his early entry in China into a myth.

All talk, no walk.

N. Heagerty
Tea Importer

This mass versus class appeal for the sake of a discerning guzzling US elite carpet bagging it in China, smacks suspiciously of tea imperialism.


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