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Pictured here People's puppeteer and Natalie Cronin at MaMaPaLooZa. Photo courtesy of Bruce Feldman

Pictured here People’s puppeteer and Natalie Cronin at MaMaPaLooZa. Photo courtesy of Bruce Feldman

Thelma Adams And Astute Observations About ‘Mars’

IN MARS NEEDS MOMS, ODD STEREOTYPES RAISE THEIR BIG ALIEN FOREHEADS.

As a movie critic watching a children’s cartoon for a mainstream magazine, some times I’m torn. Do I review an animated movie for all the little kids who can’t read the subtext? And suck it up myself? Well, I suppose, having my own blog this is the place where I ask: what were the filmmakers thinking in the particular case of Mars Needs Moms, an unadulterated piece of anti-feminist propaganda wrapped in an aggressive 3D sci-fi wrapper.

Here’s the plot: Mars is led by a cranky old crone (what, played in the live action by Hilary Clinton?). The leader is assisted by warrior women with very big hips. I can only imagine that was to appease those angry feminists always complaining about the sylph-like figures in the typical Disney princess cartoon, and the negative impact on girls’ body image.

So, these alien women have advanced to the point that they no longer physically deliver children from internal wombs. Infant Martians pop up from the planet’s crust. The female society immediately splits the squawkers by gender. The females are keepers; the males are tossed through a trash chute to be cared for by the outcast men. The males, though a bit crude, are fundamentally jolly, over-affectionate, and wild in the trash heap where they live and circle dance. You cannot make this up! FULL ARTICLE

 

Woman Is Arrested For Wearing A ‘T Shirt’ At Beach

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By Phyllis Chesler

An Interview with Asma’a Al-Ghoul

Asma’a Al-Ghoul is a Palestinian secular feminist who has written poignant, heartbreaking pieces about honor killings and women’s rights in Gaza. Last month, Asma’a quit her job at Al Ayaam because her subject matter got her into “trouble” at work. She is also the journalist who was arrested over the weekend by Hamas’s “morality” police, ostensibly for “laughing immoderately” and for “immodest” clothing at the beach.
Nevertheless, increasingly, Hamas officials have been cracking down on women and on western ways. They have “urged shopkeepers to take down foreign advertisements which show the shape of women’s bodies and to hide lingerie which is currently displayed in windows. Officials search electronic shops to check if they are selling pornography on tiny flash drives.” Click here for full story.
Dr. Chesler’s latest book is: Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman

The Conversation Continues for Feminists & Society At Large

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There’s a lot of dialogue going on right now about modern feminism, and for me that’s ALL good.

Mamapalooza Rocks!

Mamapalooza Rocks!

It’s like the political race between Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton. The fact that two women stood on the podium last year, shows progress. As a Feminist I am celebrating the conversation, and trusting that ultimately the journey towards gender respect, financial empowerment and the absence of domestic violence are goals we all need to work towards and are the core issues for what true ‘equality’ stand for.

I could go on forever but want to pass the baton to the gender bender blog today for some interesting thoughts HERE.

Also for those looking for an ongoing discussion that embraces the academic, the spiritual, the artistic and the cultural, look no further than the ongoing MAMAPALOOZA Festival and Conference in New York City this week.

Four days and three nights of back to back maternal presentations in partnership with The Association For Research On Mothering and MAMAPALOOZA.

For a full schedule of events May 28-31st day and night, check out the schedule. You can just SHOW up for most events for a nominal fee and some are FREE!