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Female Artists and the nude:

Susannah Martin is a painter, born in New York City in 1964 and who moved to Berlin in 1991. She specializes in realistic nudes, both male and female, in nature. In a statement she states “Setting aside for a moment, any erotic motivations, the nude has always also been a symbol for man in his purist form, his original from, his primordial form. Stripped of all social indicators; clothing, possessions, etc., he exists independent of identity in a time of pure being (ein Zeit des Seins). Being is our eternal home. Nature does not possess and identity, it is. The nude in a natural setting has always been associated with our return to a time of pure being, a return home.” See here: She accurately depicts, in a normal way, both the male and female genitalia.

by Endymion in Feminism
Mon Sep 16 5:18 PM

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Mon Sep 16 3:00 PM

Quiz: What kind of engineer should you be?

Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already!
Mon Sep 16 3:00 AM

Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Continuing from the last post we come to Professor Helen O'Connell of the University of Melbourne, Australia and the discovery of the full clitoris. In this article, written by Melissa Fyfe and entitled "Get chiterate: how a Melbourne doctor is redefining female sexuality" (see here:, Dr. O'Connell is described as "Australia's first female urologist" and as "A gifted endoscopic surgeon" as well as the Director of Surgery and Head of Urology at Western Health . . . In Melbourne's west." The article points out that Dr. O'Connell was inspired by a book entitled "A New View of a Woman's Body" that was published by the US Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centres. However the researchers for this book ". . . had no access to dead bodies or dissection rooms, so had to partially rely on old anatomy texts." But Dr. O'Connell had such access and used dissection of cadavers to make her discoveries. Then in 2005 she ". . . confirmed her original research with magnetic resonance (MRI) of 10 living women."

by Endymion in Feminism
Sun Sep 15 3:10 PM

The Skirt Pattern Calculator

I like to sew. This calculator tells you how to make an arc for any skirt you've got the fabric for - just type in your measurements.
Sun Sep 15 3:00 AM

Quiz: Do you need a boyfriend?

Are you a young single gal wondering if you need a man? Take our quiz.
Sat Sep 14 3:00 AM

Female Singers:

Earlier, in the post dated May 30th, I wrote about the French soprano Natalie Dessay (b. 1965, in Lyon, France) saying she was one of my favorite singers. Well here she is again, this time singing four songs in Latin from Carmina Burana. The songs are about love and a lovely girl. Here is the 6 ½ minute long video:

The soprano Beverly Sills was born as Belle Miriam Silverman in Brooklyn in 1929. She sang on the radio at age three, appeared on TV at age four and became known as Bubbles as a result of her singing in soap commercials. Age seven saw her singing in a movie and at age sixteen she was singing in Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas. Then at age 18 she began performing with the Philadelphia Opera and later sang with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Here she is singing the “O luce di quest’anima” aria (O light of this soul) from the opera “Linda di Chamounix” in Italian (4 minutes). Her singing is bright and fast:

by Endymion in Mixed Media
Fri Sep 13 2:56 PM

Quiz: What Color Are You?

Forget the four-color quizzes, this one displays your personality as one of the hundreds of named HTML colors.
Fri Sep 13 3:00 AM

The Baby Due Date Statistics Survey

I wondered if due dates were accurate. 5,000+ internet friends chimed in. See the charts here.
Thu Sep 12 3:00 AM

Pregnancy Calendar

For geeky moms like me who need to remember not just what week they're on, but their percent completion.
Wed Sep 11 3:00 AM

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Tue Sep 10 3:00 PM

Mnemonic device generator

Type in letters you want to remember, we'll make up a funny sentence to help
Tue Sep 10 3:00 AM