WHO IS THE PHALLIC WOMAN?

LOUISE BOURGEOIS

Is Louise Bourgeois smiling because she no longer has to envy the penis, now that she has one in her clutches. 


Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (French: 25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist. Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the unconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.

WHY ARE GIRLS ACTIVISTS?

WE WANT OUR FUTURE BACK: WHY GIRL ACTIVISTS ARE LEADING THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT.

According to “Women’s Agenda”…

The future used to be full of possibilities for young people. Now it scares us. Will we still have enjoyable summers? The wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Amazon rainforest? Or will we suffer unbearable heat waves, famines and disasters?

Right now, we face a climate crisis and our future could go either way. But the people in power aren’t acting like there’s a crisis. That’s why young people around the world are mobilising on mass to take matters into their own hands.Why girls like Greta have stepped up to lead the climate movement. We’re advocating for the future because ‘those in charge’ have left it up to us.

Because the world is hurtling towards a future of catastrophic climate change. By 2030, the World Bank predicts extreme weather events and the devastating impacts on agriculture, health and labour, are predicted to push 100 million people back into poverty.

What’s more, girls and women are systematically excluded from climate change discussions and decision making around the world. In 2015, an IUCN report found women made up just 12% of the heads of 881 national environmental sector ministries.

ELIZABETH PAYNE, CARLA SIECK & SHAMSIYA HUSSAINPOOR

SAVE THE CHILDREN


Police Reveal Details on Possible Suspect After 5-Year-Old Girl Disappears from NJ Playground
Dulce Maria Alavez

Dulce Maria Alavez BRIDGETON POLICE

Police have revealed details on a possible suspect who may have taken 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez from Bridgeton City Park in New Jersey Monday afternoon.

Authorities with the Bridgeton Police Department say they are searching for a “light-skinned, possibly Hispanic man,” according to CBS Philadelphia and NBC Philadelphia.

The man is said to be between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and is described as having a “thin build, no facial hair and acne,” according to police, NBC Philadelphia reported. The suspect was wearing orange sneakers, red pants and a black shirt.

The suspect allegedly lured the young girl from the playground and into a red van with a sliding side door and tinted windows, police said, NBC Philadelphia reported.

SOURCE: People.com

Homeless people are dying on the streets of L.A. in record numbers.

Los Angeles Times

Living on the Streets, Dying on the Streets
The bodies are being found in virtually every corner of Los Angeles County: on sidewalks, along riverbeds, and in tents, parks, shelters, vehicles, motels and hospitals. On average, nearly three homeless people are dying every day — setting L.A. County on a record-setting pace to exceed 1,000 deaths this year, far higher than in the harsher climes of New York City. Columnist Steve Lopez explores the disturbing details and hits the streets to follow the case of one man who died Sunday on a West L.A. sidewalk: “You can call it a travesty. An emergency. A call to action. It is all those things.”

“Queen of the South”

Worth Watching: ‘Queen of the South’ Finale, ‘Why Women Kill,’ ‘Growing Up Hip Hip’ the Next Gen

Why Women Kill (streaming on CBS All Access): It takes two, or possibly, three to tango in this campy dramedy, depending on whose story you’re following.

Roush Review: ‘Why Women Kill’ Is a Campy Concoction of Suburban Dysfunction

Watch it on NETFLIX!

CALAMITY

If you are in a calamity and don’t know what to do?

Take these simple steps to sort it out.

  1. Ask the right question from the right frame of mind and heart.
  2. Present the question from the place that is in the best interest of all the beings involved.
  3. Ask the question out loud.

“Somewhere out beyond ideas of right and wrong there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” — Rumi

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PERFECTION?

Don’t sacrifice the GOOD for the PERFECT.

Or, as Voltaire suggested in 1770, “Perfect is the enemy of good.”

“There is nothing known as “Perfect“. Its only those imperfections which we choose not to see!!” — Albert Einstein

Teen girls are now poisoning themselves at alarming rates. There are ways to help. In teen suicide data, deaths are rare but just the tip of the iceberg.

There’s no easy way to say this: In the past decade, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of teens attempting to kill themselves with poison. 

The data appeared Wednesday in The Journal of Pediatrics, and comes from poison control centers. Overall, the study finds the rate of poisoning attempts more than doubled among boys and girls. 

Girls, however, account for most of the rise. The study finds poisoning attempts by girls ages 10 to 12 increased 268 percent from 2010 to 2017, for instance. For girls ages 13 to 15, the poisoning rate increased 143 percent. 

Overall, it’s estimated that in 2018, close to 60,000 girls ages 10 to 18 tried to poison themselves. In 2008, that figure was closer to 30,000. 

The current study doesn’t describe the poisons used (that analysis is forthcoming), but anything from too many gummy vitamins to a high dose of opioids can be considered a poison if the intent was self-harm. And unfortunately, the researchers believe their findings are an underestimate, as there are sure to be poisonings that don’t make it into the database, as well as poisonings misclassified as accidental.

Source: Brian Resnick brian@vox.com