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2021.04.13.06

… of interest to my women in photography rabbit hole, a before photography depiction of Lucretia, who committed suicide after she was raped, by artist Artemisia Gentileschi, who was raped by an associate of her father and tortured during the trial of that associate to be sure she was telling the truth… wow! … 2021.04.13.06

2021.04.13.04

… humanity operating within it’s confines… i like these sculptures… they get the fundamental condition of constraint across in an admirable way, a general way… the artist compares his own experience to that of the French society he now lives in… compelling work… … 2021.04.13.04

2021.04.13.02

… de Beauvoir writes, “This is to say that the drama does not unfold on a sexual level; sexuality, moreover, has never seemed to us to define a destiny or to provide in itself the key to human behavior, but to express the totality of a situation it helps define”… i am less sure of this, instinct is a profound driver of human behavior, the instinct to procreate is among the most profound drivers, and then to nourish and protect progeny, this is what nature has offered us as the basic fabric of our being, the overwhelming desire to project our genes into the next generation… … 2021.04.13.02

2021.04.12.03

[Justine Kurland] cut up all her photobooks and made collages out of them… the results a feminist manifesto, out with men… i get that the patriarchy is a bore, but i have begun to suspect that a matriarchy that dominates as the patriarchy does, should it ever be achieved, will be just as problematic, not least because women seek to claim the agency of men, with agency comes responsibility, but also the opportunity to run amok in pursuit of hegemony… i now dedicate myself to the ouroboros and the multiarchy, this is where the future of humanity lies if it is to be a good one… … 2021.04.12.03

2021.04.12.02

de Beauvoir considers the problem of woman and casual sex, that for many reasons, it is not an easy option for woman, those options being largely biological in nature, the threat of getting pregnant, the threat of picking up a man that will do her harm, the fact that paying for sex is not satisfying to woman the way it is to man … 2021.04.12.02

2021.04.12.04

Attention, after all, is the native poetry of consciousness and the most elemental form of love. … 2021.04.12.04