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Social fragmentation is the core challenge of our day. We long to be together, but we are apart. We are isolated by distrust, polarization, trauma and incivility. We live in a hyper-individualistic culture that pays lip service to community but which actually values success above relationship, ego above care, the market above society and tribal divisions over common humanity. A Nation of Weavers
“The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2019” shows that despite some gains, men still dominate in every part of news, entertainment and digital media.
In such ancient stories as The Odyssey, women, who are often archetypes and who typically exist in the margins, are enlivened when their stories are told by contemporary writers, freeing them from their limited roles (mother, wife, evil temptress bent on bringing about the downfall of men). Retellings of these stories, too, are rich with contemporary themes that contribute to the reader’s understanding of the weight of their release, such as the injustices and double standards women face in a patriarchal society. Retellings by Margaret Atwood (The Penelopiad), Madeline Miller (Circe), and Colm Tóibín (House of Names), in particular, give voice to silenced women. Click here to continue reading
Everything I Know About Feminism I Learned From Nuns – What it meant to be surrounded by educated women who were not wives or mothers.
By Liesl Schwabe in the New York Times and suggested for SheVille by Susan Shinn
It can be hard to trace the origins of our deepest convictions.
I was raised primarily by a single mother, cognizant, essentially from birth, that women can, and do, do everything, especially when no one else is around. I entered Antioch College in 1993, the same year the school’s sexual offense policy was relentlessly, internationally mockedfor introducing the idea of verbal consent. Not long after, I shaved my head at a Burmese monastery to persuade myself that I was not defined by my physical body.
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Despite warmer days, and the split of the Polar Vortex means we still have a longer winter ahead. Now is the perfect time to find out how you can lower your energy demand and cut your carbon footprint.
Mr. Harris is an independent historian and a regular contributor to the History News Network. For more information see www.JamesThorntonHarris.com.
2018 was an annus horribilis for freedom of the press. Reporters Without Borders announced that 63 professional journalists were killed, of whom 49 were specifically targeted for death by an army or rebel group.
For Rosemary Mariner, her first flight in a new fighter jet — in this case, a Navy A7-E Corsair she was winging over north Florida in the mid-1970s — ordinarily would have been a chance for a woman and her plane to get know each other a little bit.
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE POLICY WATCH – What was missing at Superintendent Johnson’s private education summit
By Billy Ball
There was much talk this week and last about state Superintendent Mark Johnson’s Tuesday night limelight, the “big” announcement you might have missed because you, like most of North Carolina, were not invited.
Public education advocates buzzed with speculation, or was that trepidation? Would the Koch brothers, billionaire union-busting philanthropists, bring their act to North Carolina? Who’s paying for Johnson’s invitation-only event at the Raleigh Convention Center? Has the superintendent found a way to coax more badly-needed infrastructure dollars out of a notoriously parsimonious state legislature? Continue reading
by Touré, AARP The Magazine
The hidden figures of Hitsville sang on some of Motown’s biggest hits
(Article was suggested to SheVille by Lytingale)
En español | Can she sing? Marlene Barrow and Jackie Hicks sounded downright skeptical. It was the summer of 1961, and the young women — then 19 and 21 years old, respectively — were at the Motown recording studio on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. Barrow, tall and slender, and Hicks, bubbly and full-figured, had grown up singing in the choir of the Hartford Avenue Baptist Church.
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By Meg Garber in The Atlantic
It was the most unexpected moment of an otherwise dully divisive evening: a group of lawmakers taking a speech that wasn’t about them and insisting that in fact it was.
Two Powerful Shows Electrify Miami’s New Season of Art at the Frost Art Museum Florida International University
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NCLCV Releases 2018 Environmental Legislative Scorecard
Where did legislators rank on North Carolina’s environmental priorities in 2018?
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