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20210409.04

one thing occurs to me, the two patriarchs are both damaged and degenerate in their own ways… it is a decaying patriarchy… the women all have it together better than the men in the show… it will be interesting to see how this develops over the three seasons of the show… … 20210409.04

20210409.02

… the situation of woman in the world of work is complicated, womanhood is still in transition, manhood as well, since the patriarchal system has to adjust itself to the idea of multiarchy, that is, an equality of the sexes where the male does not necessarily dominate and in which he shares, according to his economic power relative to woman, in the responsibilities of maintaining family, home… … 20210409.02

2021040705

… [an odd spread on Nofar Hatuka], a designer of fashion?… it features a woman who gives the physical impression of being in her 30’s, not the usual late teen model… this image stands out: … 2021040705

2021040704

… i learn about Carol Gilligan, “North American feminist and developmental psychologist,” as influence on the construction of Piotrowska’s images… … 2021040704

2021040702

… de Beauvoir has hope for the relations between man and woman and for the lot of woman, but only if the alternate universe of the feminine can start to loose its strictly defined boundaries and allow woman agency in the world… this is happening, too slowly perhaps, but it is happening… gender fluidity is a thing, and it rises… … 2021040702

2021040301

… to me, an ideal love relationship is that of two physical-spiritual centers in orbit around one-another… not fully independent, not fully dependent… a stable system that stands united in equilibrium against all but the most extreme pushes and pulls of surrounding space through time… and yet, these two physical-spiritual centers at times, reach into one another in moments of extreme intimacy to become a universal one… … 2021040301

What is Love?

… to me, an ideal love relationship is that of two physical-spiritual centers in orbit around one-another… not fully independent, not fully dependent… a stable system that stands united in equilibrium against all but the most extreme pushes and pulls of surrounding space through time… and yet, these two physical-spiritual centers at times, reach into one another in moments of extreme intimacy to become a universal one… … What is Love?

03-2021

… here, i am led to think about the white supremacist claim to be “patriots” reclaiming the honor and glory of their country which, as supermen and women, they alone have the right to lead… we are culturally very close to making the tragic mistake of Germans under Nazism… … 03-2021

01-2021

As the year came to a close I finished reading Kate Soper's Post-Growth Living, an argument retooling consumer society which is correct in its aspirations though I am not optimistic that those aspirations can be achieved. I began reading The Second Sex, by Simone de Beauvoir. I have been interested in the situation of women in photography, women as subject, women as photographers, women as curators and critics. I find the Second Sex is grounding me in the gender social issues swirling around the participation and representation of women in photographic enterprise. The Republican party seems to be on track to oppose the certification of the election, though they don't have the numbers to prevail. The photography of Rebecca Norris Webb caught my attention. … 01-2021