Oh, hello there. This has been a slow week, both on the blog and on social media, as I battled with a 2 day NT2 exam. NT2 stands for Nederlands als Tweede Taal – Dutch as a second language. I suggest there should be Nederlands als Derde/Vierde Taal – Dutch as a third/forth/etc language, and take it easy. Anyways, for a few days I forgot I had a blog, but then I can backtrack the internet and give you an article/link round-up anyways.
“Men do not just need to stop being violent. The vast majority of men are not violent. But men do need to stop being silent. Calling violence against women, whether street harassment or sexual harassment or rape or murder, a “women’s issue” allows men to ignore it as if we have no responsibility for it or stake in ending it. We all have grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and female friends and colleagues. Our lives are inextricably interwoven; women’s issues of safety and equality directly affect our lives as men.”
- The above quote is from an article that appeared on CNN on how men need to step up to stop violence against women.
- In honor of Internationals Womens Day on Friday, Mother Jones published a collection of their favorite coverage of women’s issues. US-centric but worth the read.
- Check out “Leadership Fictions” – a new report analyzing popular media’s impact on perceptions of gender and leadership.
- The Atlantic has curated these 38 pictures for International Women’s Day. Take a look. It gave me goosebumps.
- Wondering how to incorporate design thinking in school? Here’s your answer.
- Here’s an interesting article on household workload by gender and how it is mostly expected that women do things. It touches upon interesting points, as well as some harmonious examples of how it could be. Worth the read.
- Here’s a great CollegeHumor video for all The Wire, Game of Thrones and good television fans and haters of spoilers.
- Go ahead and also watch this 15-year -old who happens to be the NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year (via Upworthy)
- Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation has a shiny poster and a shiny trailer and can I see it already please? (via /Film)
- Here’s Pixar’s 22 rules for writing. Should definitely be used by more writers, especially for movies.
- And on a health note, here’s different ways to see what 200 calories looks like.
To finish off this week’s roundup, I’d like you to watch Marina Abramovic and Ulay’s meeting at Abramovic’s MoMa retrospective. I saw this post on Zen Garage and could not not share it.
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again.
At her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, where she shared a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing and this is what happened.”