Eve Ensler's 'Emotional Creatures' Fights Patriarchal Arguments About the 'Cult of Womanhood' With Perfect Timing
Fashion, vanity and emotionalism have strong connections in the history of women’s lives and our cultural perceptions of what makes women tick.
At AOC, we explore the validity of these perceptions with science and research papers, choosing to ignore these popular precepts about womanhood that are deeply embedded in our brains.
Above and left for complete editorial, Santiago and Maurizio Serra capture Marina Linchuk as Lady Godiva for the October 2012 issue of Interview Russia.
The map below of a woman’s heart reminds me of key points that I raised in an earlier AOC essay ‘The Cult of True Womanhood’ & Female Cardinal Virtues | Feminism 101.
The artistry of Kellogg’s map serves as a historical reminder of the stupidity of men’s assertions about the nature of womanhood.
Doing a bit of research on D.W. Kellogg, I arrived at a most interesting online exhibition on women called Beauty, Virtue & Vice True Womanhood: An AAS Online Exhibition
This exhibit is rich with provocative insights and information about women’s history.
French Roast News
We began this morning French Roast montage with Maryna Linchuk playing Lady Godiva. We posted earlier in the year this Dossier Journal editorial ‘Lady Godiva’s Operation. Reviewing it, I thought it had no place in this reverie until I watched the trailer of Eve Ensler’s new play ‘Emotional Creature’.
Within the context of Ensler’s latest provocation on womanhood — this time from the perspective of teen girls — the editorial fell into place.
With the world at a pivot point in terms of the development of women’s roles worldwide and in America, we still hear the same old arguments about women’s true destiny.
Ensler’s ‘Emotional Creatures’
The first New York City rehearsal of ‘Vagina Monologues ‘playright Eve Ensler’s new show ‘Emotional Creatures’ was dedicated to Malala Yousufzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani teen activist who was shot in the head Oct. 8 by a Taliban gunman.
At the time, Ensler stated, “The reason I wrote ‘Emotional Creature’ was to honor people like Malala Yousufzai — a fearless young activist who is an inspiration to teen girls the world over. We cannot begin this process without keeping her in our thoughts. Today’s first rehearsal is dedicated to her bravery, her cause, and what I hope is her speedy recovery.”
‘Emotional Creatures’ is inspired by Ensler’s best-selling book of the same name and represents a series of fictional monologues, ensemble and songs about and for teen girls created by Ensler and inspired by girls she met around the globe. The cast is comprised of six talented young women, in their early twenties, who give powerful and heartfelt expression to very believable stories highlighting the intensely emotional and complex worlds of girls, writes ART hound.
Related: Fears Blight ‘Malala Day’ in Mingora
Tammy Baldwin Brainiac
Wisconsin Senator elect Democrat Tammy Baldwin was not an emotional creature when Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-Wisc) said he hoped he would be able to work with her — as soon as he explained the “facts” of the budget to her.
“Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.”
Baldwin responded to Huff Po: “I was a double major in college in mathematics and political science, and I served for six years on the House Budget Committee in my first six years in the House.”
“And I am very confident that when proposals come before the U.S. Senate, I will be able to evaluate them as to how they benefit or harm middle-class Wisconsinites. A yardstick of ‘does it create jobs,’ ‘does it lower the deficit’ and ‘does it help grow the middle class’ is an important one. I’m quite confident that I have those abilities,” she added.
Credits: “A Map of the Open Country of a Woman’s Heart” via Fshng