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by Endymion
Sat Jun 15, 7:31 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Female Artists and the nude:
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Female Artists and the nude:

At least in the past women were discouraged from depicting the nude and as a result of this and that there was many fewer professional female artists as compared to male artists, there are not many known examples of female artists depicting the nude. Many people may just assume that any nude image t...
by Endymion
Fri Jun 14, 7:11 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Female Singers:

Hello again, earlier I wrote that Natalie Dessay (b. 1965 in Lyon, France) is one of my favorite singers and you could expect to hear of her more in this topic. Well here she is again this time singing “Glitter and be Gay,” as Cungegonde from Leonard Bernstein's 1956 operetta Candide (7 ½ minutes): ...
by Endymion
Thu Jun 13, 7:06 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

For more than half its life the US Constitution did not guarantee that a woman’s right to vote would be the same as a man’s with the result that most women before 1920 were denied this basic right. But this was only one of the very clear cases of discrimination against women. Another one was the con...
by Endymion
Fri Jun 7, 7:52 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

It’s considered that ballet first developed in Italy during the 15th century as the amateur dances held at the courts of the various nobles. Catherine de’ Medici was born in Florence, Italy in 1519. In 1533 she was married to Henry the Duke of Orleans who became king of France as Henry II in 1547 so...
by Endymion
Thu Jun 6, 12:30 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Female Singers:

This video shows Linda Ronstadt (born in 1946 in Tucson Arizona) singing “Poor Wandering One” as Mabel, from the 1983 movie of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1876 operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” (4 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfjAJn4SC-w. She also performed this role in the 1980 to 1981 Bro...
by Endymion
Fri May 31, 9:44 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

So far this topic dealt with a number of areas where women are outnumbered by men, but here is a situation where women do outnumber men, although maybe only on the entry level. That situation is dance. According to Data USA, in 2017, 79.4% of dancers and choreographers were female. See here: https:/...
by Endymion
Thu May 30, 6:16 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Female Singers:

The Andrews Sisters – Patty born 1918, Maxene born 1916 and LaVerne born 1911 – appeared in their first movie – Argentine Nights – in 1940 and by 1948 had performed in or have voiced for at least 16 films including the animated films Make Mine Music (1946) and Melody Time (1948). In 1941 they appear...
by Endymion
Sat May 25, 8:09 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Here are three TV shows that are centered on women. There are many others, but these three particularly interest me. The first is Julia starring Dishann Carrol (b. 1935 in the Bronx, NY) as Julia Baker. This show ran for 86 episodes between 1968 and 1971. Julia was innovative in being about a widowe...
by Endymion
Thu May 23, 7:24 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Female Singers:

The singer Edith Piaf “The Little Sparrow” was born near Paris in 1915. At this website https://secondhandsongs.com/work/9571, she is given as the writer of the lyrics for the song “La vie en rose,” in 1945 with someone else given as the composer of the music. However it is also stated that “Edith P...
by Endymion
Mon May 20, 13:58 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Female Singers:

Storage and Disposal, thank you for linking to those videos. I enjoyed listening to and watching them. When I wrote that I tend to prefer music composed prior to 1950 that doesn't I don't like any music after that year. I like the human voice more as a musical instrument and so I usually don't care ...
by Endymion
Sat May 18, 6:51 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Television seems to do better in including women than movies. However, prime time television still seems to still have less than 50% female speaking characters. According to a report by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, a sampling of prime-time first run scripted series airing f...
by Endymion
Fri May 17, 7:21 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Abortion laws in the US
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Abortion laws in the US

As I wrote in the above comment and as I have indicated elsewhere I could be wrong in any analyze and that it is important for viewers to read more than one opinion. It is also the case that Republicans can gain power even when Democrats have greater public support, but that can only go so far. Demo...
by Endymion
Thu May 16, 9:36 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Abortion laws in the US
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Abortion laws in the US

Enigma , I have been watching this trend in a general way, but your post encouraged me to look deeper into it. You probably know I like statistics. Since 1970 Republicans have held a majority on the US Supreme Court except for the short time in 2016 when it was even. This included 1973 when Roe v W...
by Endymion
Wed May 15, 7:36 2019
Forum: Mixed Media
Topic: Female Singers:
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Female Singers:

In the topic Women in history and an examination of gender norms: I wrote that according to a number of sources women are underrepresented in the music industry. For example The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism reports that on average per year over the seven years from 2012 to 2018,...
by Endymion
Sun May 12, 6:21 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

In the previous post I wrote about a remarkable source of information that I recently came across. Well here is another. It is a TED talk by actress, film maker and activist Naomi McDougall Jones (17 minutes). It is entitled “What it’s like to be a woman in Hollywood.” For clarification it is not ab...
by Endymion
Tue May 7, 11:33 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

I was browsing through older topics in Mixed Media and came across this remarkable one – “26 Multicultural Picture Books about Inspiring Women and Girls” started by antfancier. In it was a link to a “Colours of Us” website with a list of “26 Multicultural Picture Book Biographies about Inspiring Wom...
by Endymion
Sat May 4, 7:01 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

On December 16, 1775 Jane Austen was born into a large family, she had six brothers and one sister. Her sister Cassandra was born on January 9, 1773 almost three years older than Jane. Jane and Cassandra were very closed and lived together with their mother all of Jane’s life separated only for shor...
by Endymion
Tue Apr 30, 9:21 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

As to Literature according to this article (https://pudding.cool/2017/06/best-sellers/) by Rosie Cima , in the New York Times Best Seller list “Books by women consistently made up about a quarter of the list in the 1950s. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, female representation on the list fluc...
by Endymion
Fri Apr 26, 8:30 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Within the past year I came across a video showing a female conductor of an orchestra this intrigued me and I went to look for more female conductors. In doing this I came across a youtube website devoted to female conductors on which the image for each video was pictured the conductor and the compo...
by Endymion
Mon Apr 22, 6:35 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism also produced a report on females in the music industry (http://assets.uscannenberg.org/docs/aii-inclusion-recording-studio-2019.pdf). According to this report on average per year over the seven years from 2012 to 2018, 21.7% of artists were wome...
by Endymion
Tue Apr 16, 13:04 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Here are two films that are not only about women, but are dominated by female characters. The first is Stage Door (1937) which was nominated for Best Picture in 1938. The female characters include: Terry Randall, played by Katharine Hepburn b. 1907; Jean Maitland, played by Ginger Rogers b. 1911, my...
by Endymion
Thu Apr 11, 14:14 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Emigma, I was looking through the comments from people who have added to this thread and I realized I didn’t pay full attention to your point that: “Artists and art becoming part of the canon in the art world is dictated less by the arrival of new geniuses and more by who champions who than we'd lik...
by Endymion
Tue Apr 9, 15:10 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Seemingly Fine Arts are not the only area where female artists are underrepresented. From what I see this is also the case for Movies, Music and Literature. According to a report by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism on average per year over the eleven years 2007 to 2017 only 30.7...
by Endymion
Thu Apr 4, 11:09 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Continuing from the last post: Of cause there have been professional women artist and this video (4 ½ minutes) gives information on two female renaissance artists and shows some of their works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd9IXZES0mU. The artists are Sofonisba Anguissola b. 1532 in Cremona, nort...
by Endymion
Tue Apr 2, 14:57 2019
Forum: Feminism
Topic: Women in history and an examination of gender norms:
Replies: 24
Views: 1971

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

Enigma after you asked me who my favorite artists were and when I saw that your profile said you were “Into art” I was hoping you would add to this topic. Of the six artists you linked to I only knew of two – Rosa Bonheur and Mary Cassatt – so I now know of four more female artists than I did. So th...