Liveblogging: Laura Flanders Emcees
March 23, 2009Liveblogging: Laura Flanders Emcees Cross-posted from Girl w/Pen Carol Jenkins of the Women’s Media Center introduces Laura Flanders. Here are snippets from Laura: Laura Flanders: “The second anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Every word of that merits celebrating! How many institutions do we have in NYC with a woman’s name? (Applause) You can learn a lot from women’s history. I did a column recently on obituaries. Did you read the one for Conchita Cintron. She was a bullfighter who died last week at age 86. She was once described as ‘a timid blue-eyed girl but she kills bulls without a cringe’. Lesson 1: Don’t cringe when there are 12,000 pounds of BULL coming at you! I was recently reading an article in The New Yorker by Ariel Levy about Lamar Van Dyke and the lesbian separatist movement. Van Dyke herself is a woman who is doing what she pleases for as long as she remembers. Now, that’s not easy to come by. But wasn’t that the idea? In the rest of today’s program, we’ll talk about what we’ve learned, how far we’ve come, what are the challenges, and what is THE IDEA today. Two ’sparkers’ will help set us off in this conversation: Esther Broner, and Ai-jen Poo….