November 3, 2017

In 1793, Olympe de Gouges was accused of being a Girondist, a group not being favored by the radical Jacobins that ruled during the Reign of Terror. Why? Well, she wrote a progressive declaration in 1791: The Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen.

Sound familiar? She based it off The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which was written in 1789.

The most famous quote from de Gouges’ Declaration is the call to action: “Man, are you capable of being fair? A woman is asking: at least you will allow her that right. Tell me? What gave you the sovereign right to oppress my sex?” Basically, she’s asks why can’t humans get along like other animals species? Does it have to be hard?Somehow, more than 200 years later, we are still trying to figure out the answer.

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July 22, 2017

How then did it work out, this? How did one judge people, think of them? How did one add up this and that and conclude that it was liking one felt, or disliking?

-Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Any time I see Virginia Woolf I can’t help but sing Edward Albee’s jingle. ‘Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virgina Woolf, Virgina Woolf…?” xD

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Julia Roberts – Vogue

Found this article from Vogue on Julia Roberts. She has recently been named People’s 2017 Most Beautiful Woman for the fifth time. Vogue lists five things you may not have known about Roberts, including her soft spot for one of the best rom-coms of the 1990s, My Best Friend’s Wedding.

https://apple.news/Apu4eqLPbS1iZkG5_LCgupw

Agree? Disagree? Comment below!

Roberts at the Deauville American Film Festival in Normandy, France (Sept. 1990)