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Archive for January, 2011

Photos of the Week

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Laurie says: I thought I’d put up 2 of the landscape collaborations I did with Ctein.  Its interesting for me to look at these images now.  These are the last time I did landscape photography until my present work in progress, the In-Camera Project . The collaboration project started because we noticed that on photography […]

The Most Visible Fat Nudes in the World

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Right this minute as we’re writing this, if you go to Google Images and type in “fat nudes,” you get this selection. If you do it when you’re reading this, you’ll get a different selection. Nonetheless, we’ve tried several times over the last few days, and our book cover (which you […]


Monday, January 24th, 2011

Laurie says: A high school student’s petition against her school’s new ban on physical contact between students, except handshakes, is in this post from Jezebel. She says: I am insulted by the presumption that I’m too immature to decide which kind of touches are appropriate for school. In a a society that whose media sexualizes […]

Photo of the Week

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Laurie says: I took this photograph of Rebecca Jennison from Women of Japan at an outdoor pool in a beautiful onsen in northern Kyoto. Onsen means “hot spring” in Japanese and they have baths and pools and other facilities as well. There were other women bathing in the pool area and watching when I took […]

Organizing What We See

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Debbie says: This poster by Lauren Boyle and Marco Roso went up on Sociological Images (and Jezebel) in November, and Laurie and I never posted on it because of the holidays and various other high-priority posts. The poster was originally published in Dis Magazine with an interesting postmodern essay by Katerina Llanes. Now I feel […]

Nothing About Us Without Us

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: “Nothing about us without us” is translated from the Latin (“Nihil de nobis, sine nobis”) and came into contemporary use in Central European, particularly Hungarian, law. The point is that no legal or social decision should be made about a group without the participation of members of that group. Most commonly […]

Photo of the Week (NSFW)

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Laurie says: This week’s photo is Tommi Avicolli Mecca from Familiar Men:Book of Nudes. .. .. And this is his text from the book: Learning to Walk Papa was determined to teach me to be a man. I was anything but. In my Italian-immigrant neighborhood in South Philadelphia in the early 60s, acting like a […]

Art Censorship Issues: Palo Alto Event Tomorrow (1/12/11)

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Debbie says: Marlene is under the weather, which is why I’m the one recommending that Bay Area folks go to Art Censorship Issues: a Screening of Wojnarowicz’ “Fire in My Belly” and Panel Discussion Wednesday, January 12, 2011 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm Annenberg Auditorium – Stanford University, 435 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 In response […]

Grooming, Clothing, Women and Geeks

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Debbie says: Over at Geek Feminism, Mary just reposted a fascinating essay from June of last year. Since the blog is geek feminism, she’s calling out and looking at various aspects of how geek women dress and groom ourselves. I missed it the first time around, and this time it strikes me as a particular […]

The Hidden Diversity of Athletes

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Laurie and Debbie say: Before the holidays, comic artist Nina Matsumoto blogged an amazing set of photographs of Olympic athletes. The photographs, by Howard Schatz and Beverly Ornstein, are studio shots of dozens of athletes from different sports. (The captions give the athletes’ names and sports. You can see them by going to Matsumoto’s blog […]