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by Endymion
Fri Aug 23, 15:20 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

Jade Beall is an artistic photographer based in Tucson, AZ. In her website she is described as “specializing in truthful images of women to inspire feeling irreplaceably beautiful as a counter-balance to the airbrushed photoshopped imagery that dominates main stream media.” See here: https://www.ja...
by Endymion
Fri Aug 23, 14:00 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Melsbells , I thank you, very, very much for your very thoughtful and nice reply. I know I used “very” a lot here, but I am very excited about it and I was surprised to see any reply. In regard to nature and nurture you are correct I was writing primarily about a personal propensity. To me the phas...
by Endymion
Thu Aug 22, 9:21 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

When watching the last video from Citizen Queen, the one about Christmas (see above), I started thinking about Hanukkah songs and other songs of holidays in the Jewish tradition. Here are two Hanukkah songs, sung by singer/songwriter Michelle Citrin . The first is "Pass the Candle" (2 minutes): http...
by Endymion
Sun Aug 18, 10:39 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Continuing with the idea of older actresses here are links to videos about three Dames: The first is Dame Judi Dench who was born on December 9, 1934 in North Yorkshire, England. See here for 6 minute long tribute video with music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svRZuxX6cwg. Her latest film is “All...
by Endymion
Fri Aug 16, 5:57 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

Here are three links to videos by female artists (one with help from a male) plus a link to some drawings, all of which deal with the attractiveness of the nude male. I don’t feel that in general there is anything wrong about images of nude people, whether female or male and I don’t feel there is an...
by Endymion
Wed Aug 14, 10:05 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

Citizen Queen is an all female singing group. The members are Beat-boxer Cora Isablel , Mezzo-Soprano Hannah Mrozak , Bass Kaedi Dailley , Alto Kaylah Sharve and Soprano Nina Nelson . I became aware of this group after discovering the video “Evolution of Girl Groups,” which shows Citizen Queen recre...
by Endymion
Sun Aug 11, 10:02 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

In the previous post I wrote about the underrepresentation of older actress in movies. However they are not totally absent and the following might be hopeful signs of improvement. The 2015 film “Hello My Name is Doris” is a romantic comedy with some dramatic moments in it. Sally Field (b. 11/6/46 Pa...
by Endymion
Thu Aug 8, 11:39 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

The artist Suzanne Valadon was born poor in France in 1865. Her birth name was Marie-Clementine Valadon. When still young she worked as a circus acrobat at the Mollier Circus until she was injured in 1880. After that she worked as an artist’s model. She later pursued her own career as an artist. Suz...
by Endymion
Tue Aug 6, 9:22 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

The members of the all female singing group “The Honeybee Trio” are Natalie Angst , Sarah McElwain and Karli Bosler Welch . They formed as a group in October 2008 when they were 12 and 13 years old after having met as a result of attending the same High School. Here are videos of the trio covering t...
by Endymion
Sun Aug 4, 10:29 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Earlier I wrote about the underrepresentation of females in films, both in regard to the number of actresses and also the number of stories that centered on females. But this seems even worse for older actresses. According to Time Labs study of “over 6,000 actors and actresses” (see here: http://lab...
by Endymion
Wed Jul 31, 12:40 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

The painter Evelyn de Morgan was born in England in1855. She painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style and from what I can tell most of her works are of female subjects, but she did some male nudes in particular her 1882 “Phosphorus and Hesperus” see below. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t...
by Endymion
Mon Jul 29, 9:15 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

Joni Mitchell was born Roberta Joan Anderson, in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada in 1943. While hospitalized at age 9, as a result of contracting polio, she sang to the other patients. Eventually she moved to New York City. In 1968 she wrote the song Both Sides Now and recorded it the next year. Here...
by Endymion
Sun Jul 28, 12:23 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Can a male dancer be beautiful? The word beautiful is not just used for females as one might speak of a beautiful tree, a beautiful sunset, a beautiful flower, etc., but very rarely does anyone speak of a beautiful man. Further, I see the word beautiful as being more intense that the word handsome. ...
by Endymion
Tue Jul 23, 14:34 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

Some people may be wondering why I started a topic about female artists and the nude. Well to begin with women artists are capable of deciding for themselves what they want to depict. In the past female artists were not always allowed to study from or in some cases were discouraged from studying fro...
by Endymion
Sun Jul 21, 13:38 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

For a while I have been thinking about doing a post on women in science and other related fields, well here it is. Maria Sibylla Merian was both a scientist and an artist. Her art was the method she used to show her science. She was born in 1647, in the city of Frankfurt in what is now Germany. At a...
by Endymion
Sun Jul 21, 10:03 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

Many people may have heard of Josephine Baker , but most probably only think of her as being someone who danced in a banana skirt, however she actually lead a very interesting life. She was born in 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri. Josephine was her middle name. She grew up poor and went to work at an ea...
by Endymion
Fri Jul 19, 7:20 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Good stuff(link)
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: Good stuff(link)

geldofc, I read the article you linked to and in essence I agree, however, I would use different terms. Instead of “universal” I would use gender norms as I understand their (Linda and Asha) use of the word “women” to refer to persons who follow the gender norms that females are expected to follow i...
by Endymion
Wed Jul 17, 6:36 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

Born in Hammersmith, England in 1859, Henrietta Rae painted subjects dealing with classic legends, many of these nudes, but as far as I know only painted one in which a nude male was depicted. This is “Zephyrus Wooing Flora” (c. 1888). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/Henrie...
by Endymion
Sun Jul 14, 14:09 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

This post will deal with three female artists, with the first not being as well known as the next two. She is Virginia Sterrett who was born in 1900 in Chicago. While a teenager she received a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago and then obtained employment illustrating advertisements. At th...
by Endymion
Sat Jul 13, 11:07 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

Here are the Spice Girls with their video “Wannabe” (4 minutes, 1996): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJLIiF15wjQ. If you don’t remember the members they were Victoria Beckham (Posh), Emma Bunton (Baby), Melanie Brown (Scary), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty) and Geri Halliwell (Ginger). They disbanded, b...
by Endymion
Wed Jul 10, 8:06 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

Harriet Whitney Frishmuth , was a sculptress born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1880. She produced a large number of female nudes and some male nudes. Her largest works are female nudes, which appear to me to be in the art nouveau style (soft curves). Following are links to two videos (both 2 mi...
by Endymion
Sun Jul 7, 15:06 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Is there such a thing as visual Male Beauty? I have written about how even now, based on the data presented, that women are underrepresented in many public endeavors – government, art, films, music and literature. And that it appears that there are significantly fewer stories which are primarily abo...
by Endymion
Fri Jul 5, 11:49 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: Female Singers:

These two links go to videos of a band from Japan called Band Maid. The first is called “Thrill” (4 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uds7g3M-4lQ and the second is “Secret Maiko Lips” (5 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNHGABwme50. Kobato Miku the founder of the band used to work i...
by Endymion
Wed Jul 3, 8:30 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Female Artists and the nude:

The artist Angelica Kauffmann was born in 1741, in Switzerland and lived at various times in Italy and England. She painted in the neo-classical style and at times painted nudes including the male nude. Cupid is normally depicted as a child, but the story of “Cupid and Psyche” is a love story betwee...
by Endymion
Sun Jun 30, 16:21 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 37
Views: 5597

Re: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:

Earlier I presented data on the increase in the number of women elected to the US Congress. This post will be about the increase in the US female Civilian Labor Force Participation Rate (CLFPR) and the percentage of graduates from US schools who are female. If anyone has such data from their own nat...