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Feminists Organizing Real Transformation Here

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Guerrilla Girls @ The Neu.

Last night I had the pleasure hearing, speaking to and hugging famed Guerrilla Girls Founder Frida Kahlo at The Neuberger Museum of Art.

It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g, if you aren’t familiar with their radical collective check out their website. I’m going to see if we can get them back on campus for a workshop. Ms. Frida Kahlo offered.

Here’s a small sample of their work:

  • 11th February
    2011
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Justifying your Celebrity Crush≡ Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm

“Men ruled the roost and women played a subservient role [in the 1960s]. Working wives were a rarity, because their place was in the home, bringing up the kids. The women who did work were treated as second class citizens, because it was a male-dominated society. That was a fact of life then. But it wouldn’t be tolerated today, and that’s quite right in my book. Everyone smoked and drank all day. There were no rules, no health concerns, no political correctness. People look back on those days through a thick veil of nostalgia, but life was hard if you were anything other than a rich, powerful, white male. The show is a curious phenomenon, I suppose, given my character’s moral turpitude. People like to watch other people doing this, relieved that they don’t have to deal with the ­consequences — there is a vicarious thrill. It is exciting, watching ­people do bad things, and they kind of root for them to get away with it. All Mad Men is doing is reflecting those times, but for some reason a chord has been struck with the viewers. I’ve never treated any women as badly as Don Draper treats them, with his lies, his affairs, his sexism and chauvinism, and I’d hate anyone to think I was like him’

Full interview found here.

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