Lucy, Christina et les chasseurs

Voici un post qui ne va pas parler de réalisateurs pédophiles imaginant des plans à trois autour de Javier Bardem, mais d’archéologie, paléontologie et féminisme. C’est tout aussi palpitant.

Ce matin: une pub me recommande d’aller visiter un quelconque musée de la préhistoire, et voir une reproduction du squelette de Lucy. Ceci m’a rappelé que Lucy avait été désignée femelle par les paléontologue uniquement sur la base de sa toute petite ossature -petite, et donc féminine?

Cette réflexion n’est pas restée isolée dans mon crâne -tant qu’à rester en mode Bones- et a été immédiatement déterrer une histoire d’ici qui m’avait dérangée. A savoir, le destin post-mortem de la Reine Kristina de Suède.

Kristina de Suède, un destin hors du commun…

… Mais surtout, un destin hors de sa cuisine.

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Suzzan Blac Art: Resilience and Truth

I love your comments and I follow all the links I get. We might argue, but most often we share anger, indignation, ideas and solidarity (yes, I’m lucky that you take the time to leave a word of appreciation!)

This time, I -was lucky enough that Suzzan Blac read my text, commented, and left me an open door to her work.

I followed the link and it was mind-blowing. Her story is sadly way too common. Her resilience is not.

“Suzzan Blac’s early years were the stuff of the darkest nightmares: abject poverty and spirit-crushing abuse. Adolescence brought a harrowing coercion into the horrific world of the sex trade where she was held prisoner. She escaped, but spiraled into depression. Eventual marriage to a loving man and two beautiful children gave her a sense of normalcy for the first time in her life. But the long buried memories kept her an emotional hostage. To free herself and heal, she started painting. Out came 42 pieces, so raw they shocked even the artist. She hid them for a decade. When finally she revealed them, fame followed. Her work is exhibited around the world.”

Her art breaches intellectual defenses and hypocrisy. Her art overwhelms the heart. You can’t search “logical” counter arguments while looking at it. This is visceral, you absorb her message, and suddenly the story of her life is yours too. The trigger warning comes here, as many will recognize themselves in the things she paints, those things people don’t like to talk about. It’s distressing.

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Feminism is NOT a private issue: a powerful lesson by Ellen Ekman

Stockholm comics scene is incredible. One of my favorite comic artist is Ellen Ekman. In 4 squares, she adresses an issue much better than I and my arm-long articles. (And think that she publishes one piece a day in the metro!!) I wish to translate for the English public this piece from the 12th June 2014.

This one addresses a very important women’s and public health issues, and why tagging something “my choice” will never be as powerful as treating it as making it “our problem“. So let’s treat all, and I mean all – health, prostitution, schools, public space and our safety- as collective matters.

 

"Les lignes 3, 15, 63 et 19 sont retardées pour cause de présence de paquet de chips sur la voie..." "Si personne ne se dénonce  nous n'allons pas plus loin... ok?"

“Lines 3, 15, 63 and 19 are delayed due to the presence of a bag of crisps on the rail lines …If no one denounces oneself, we are not going further … ok?”

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