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2021.04.29

… i read about rosemary, i just planted some, ‘where rosemary flourishes, women rule,’ or perhaps the feminine, i hope the rosemary I planted flourishes, the feminine too… … 2021.04.29

2021.04.27

… my male measure of photography of women, how much does it engage my male libido?, in this case, only a little, despite nudity and attractive women, the nudity is in the service of other thoughts and ideas beyond the male gaze… the article alludes to women with power presence and i agree… … 2021.04.27

2021.04.26

"I find more and more that attention is the elemental unit of time. Each moment we are fully paying attention is an atom of eternity." Maria Popova … 2021.04.26

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

2021.04.12.02

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

2021.04.10.03

… about Gem Fletcher… the author of the article on photography and women’s issues [that i focused considerable attention on yesterday]… … 2021.04.10.03

2021.04.10.02

… the book is about two girls, now young women, now mothers… it is a straightforward capturing of their growing up, JB loves the book, i am less enthralled, largely because i never had the experience of raising children and watching them progress, nor close access to the children that were being raised by my brother, sister, and brothers and sisters in law… moreover, i don’t photograph people… … 2021.04.10.02

20210409.05

It’s this idea that as a cis woman, I have this kind of internalised male gaze within my consciousness. I’m always watching myself. It’s about how those images have changed our subjectivity, our psyche and our sense of being in the world. It’s a type of power that is, in a sense, insurmountable. … 20210409.05