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Read: Gloria Steinem – My Life on the Road

January 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · books, Reads

Quote Gloria Steinem My life on the Road

 

Favorite Quotes:

“When humans are ranked instead of linked, everyone loses.”

“What we’re told about this country is way too limited by generalities, sound bites, and even the supposedly enlightened idea that there are two sides to every question. In fact, many questions have three or seven or a dozen sides.”

“Decisions are best made by the people affected by them.”

“We might have known sooner that the most reliable predictor of whether a country is violent within itself—or will use military violence against another country—is not poverty, natural resources, religion, or even degree of democracy; it’s violence against females. It normalizes all other violence.”

I was angry because young men in politics were treated like rising stars, but young women were treated like – well, young women. I was angry about all the women candidates who put their political skills on hold to raise children – and all the men male candidates who didn’t. I was angry about human talent that was lost just because it was born into a female body, and the mediocrity that was rewarded because it was born into a male one.”

 

“…One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen, and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.”

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My take: The last quote sums up what you will read in My Life on the Road, much less a memoir than a look at who Steinhem listened to along the 80+ year journey that has shaped her view of the world. She lifts the voices of women young and old, people of color, immigrants, truck drivers, taxi drivers, hell’s angels, and many many others. I am grateful that she’s shared these people with the world and keeps fighting for their voices to be heard.

Related links:

Emma Watson has a feminist book club and you should join here.

Gloria Steinem on NPR talking about her life on the road here or below.

 

 

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Disney’s 2015 Cinderella – No New Twists, Just Delightful Magic

March 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Disney, Entertainment, Movies

With “Frozen” being the smash hit that took over the world, you can bet princesses will continue their popularity with girls. Without a new twist in sight, Disney’s 2015 “Cinderella,” stays true to an old story while remaining vibrant.

Here are the top 3 reasons to love the new Cinderella.

Walt Disney Studios Cinderella

1. Lily James as Cinderella is luminous even when she isn’t in a ballgown.
And the Prince meets her well before the magical night, falling for her spirit and strength.

Walt Disney Pictures - Cinderella

2. The sets and costuming are stunning.
Combined with the cinematography each scene fills the screen with lush color.

Walt Disney Pictures - Cinderella

3. The repeated mantra is one we could all support.“Have courage and be kind.” While perhaps a bit overly sweet for some, it’s hard to disagree with the motherly advice escorting Cinderella through trying times.

And maybe the phrase will echo through playgrounds (replacing choruses of “let it go”).

 

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Yarnbomb project connecting Boston and the world

July 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments · knitting, Yarn, yarn crafts

My Chicago Yarnbomb

My Chicago Yarnbomb

I love a good yarnbomb project. Thanks to @cupcakefaerie I found the story on PRI about The Joining Project. A collaborative yarnbombing of the bridge connecting Cambridge with the city of Boston.

Listen to the story

Here’s a couple of the wonderful images of the project:

The Joining Project

 

The joining project

Go view the rest or even contribute to its growth.

 

 

 

 

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