Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Ruth Pratt Bobbs, The Spanish Shawl, 1911, Swope Art Museum

Attack on femininity

Degradation of femininity

Resist it.


Edward said...

Mary, I know most of your friends and regulars here are ladies but...I mean...what the h*ll is this?

I'm not jumping in on this one.
Out of my depth.

M. Alexander said...

You have no idea what I am talking about?

Likewise I have no idea what you are talking about.

Please enlighten me.

Petrus said...

Edward, you know that she said "femininity" not "feminism" right?

Edward said...

I apologize.
It was merely the overreaction of a middle-aged former voluptuary, who regularly quaffs Fresca for penance, and who is hypersensitive (oh no, not THAT again) in the area of anything to do with human sexuality.
An irremediably Victorian prude, according to Mrs. Edward and the children.

You see, I don't have 'access' to all of the links which you posted, and the only one to which I got through was the one with the Mary Jane thing; which, upon first encounter, struck me as an unseemly projection of mild porn.
Years of practicing the discipline of 'custody of the senses' to make up for a misspent youth has perhaps made me puritanically overzealous, perhaps.
But again, sorry for any misunderstanding.

Petrus said...

I am going to practice custody of the senses and refrain from asking what a "voluptuary" is.


M. Alexander said...

I'm going to remove the link. I did think twice and my lesser judgment prevailed.

Thank you for the comment. The first link was on the pill that will eradicate the female cycle and the last is about women's tattoos.

Edward said...

Women's tattoos!!
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!

Seriously, though, I've been "inked" myself.
Yeah, it was right after my 'conversion' experience and I wanted something to memorialize it, as well as to serve as a reminder to whom I should belong.
I have the Sacred Heart very tastefully drawn on my right upper arm, with the Spanish words 'Corazon de Jesus, en Vos confio' (Heart of Jesus, I trust in You) written around it. It's not a huge display. Very dainty, actually.
Considering St. Jane Frances de Chantal, I suppose as a man it was not TOO daring of a move.

My daughters call it my Hernando Fernandez-from-the-barrio tattoo.