I once had a male teacher tell our class that he didn’t believe that menstrual pain existed and that it was just a tool that women used to dominate men and as an excuse for being lazy. this was in reaction of a classmate asking to go home because of her severe dysmenorrhea. she was crying in pain.
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Oh dear. This male teacher is onto me. Those times I spent alone in the bathroom puking or dry heaving from pain as a teenager were actually all part of an elaborate, manipulative long-range plan to install a ruthless matriarchal dictatorship.
Curses, foiled again.
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A beautiful example of classic South Indian dance, Bharatha Natyam.
Ardhanareeshwaram represents Shiva in androgynous form, that is, half himself and half his consort, Shakti, i.e., ardha = half, naari = woman, eeswar = God. The representation is that of the union of the masculine and feminine energies of the universe and how the union of these principles is exalted as the root of all creation.
This is absolutely mesmerizing. The dancers are so in tune with each other. I especially love the motif first seen ~01:50-02:05.
Powers,” Nita heard her father say behind her. “Creation. Forces from before time. This is - this is business for saints, not children!”
“Even saints have to start somewhere,” Carl said softly. “And it’s always been the children who have saved the universe from the previous generation and remade the universe in their own image.
My work is emotionally autobiographical. It has no relationship to the actual events of my life, but it reflects the emotional currents of my life. I try to work every day because you have no refuge but writing. When you’re going through a period of unhappiness, a broken love affair, the death of someone you love, or some other disorder in your life, then you have no refuge but writing.