Posts tagged: videos

Sex Ed – Join in the games!

By , April 24, 2011 6:39 pm

Something I’m working on to use as a backdrop for a movement piece in No Gender Left Behind:

Sex Ed video 4-24-11 from Rebecca Kling on Vimeo.

Morning ritual, part two

By , August 17, 2010 8:41 pm

More morning ritual movement st00f. Enjoy!

Morning Ritual, part 2 from Rebecca Kling on Vimeo.

Don’t square dance while menstruating

By , April 21, 2010 11:53 pm

I’m looking for some 1950s sex ed videos as part of something I’m thinking about for my next show, and thought I’d share. The restrictions on square dancing are near the end, around 4:30. (You can picnic while men-stru-ating, thank goodness!)

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Wind power in Chicago

By , April 16, 2010 5:05 pm

An article about Evanston potentially gaining an off-shore wind farm made me remember something I saw biking a few weeks ago. While down by Adler Planetarium (shortly before taking these pictures) I saw this:

You can see the blue spinning wind turbines (presumably) near the top of each column, beneath what look like solar panels. I didn’t see any plaques or signs around ’em, but I assume they were ‘green’ lamps. Neat!

Feminists, hipsters, and a cuddling seal

By , April 7, 2010 4:04 pm

Some links for your Saturday enjoyment. First, from The Guardian, Nawal El Saadawi: Egypt’s radical feminist.

El Saadawi already seems to have lived more lives than most. She trained as a doctor, then worked as a psychiatrist and university lecturer, and has published almost 50 novels, plays and collections of short stories. Her work, which tackles the problems women face in Egypt and across the world, has always attracted outrage, but she never seems to have balked at this; she has continued to address controversial issues such as prostitution, domestic violence and religious fundamentalism in her writing.

Very worth reading.

Next, from Feministe, Hipsters, Hasidim and a Bike Lane in Brooklyn.

…this is where I lose sympathy. I get it you’ve lived here longer. And you know what? I do believe that when a wealthier, more powerful group comes into a traditionally marginalized community, seniority does matter. But at some point, you don’t get to pull the seniority card when it comes to your religiously-based objections to female use of public space and transportation. And here, the hipsters weren’t making rules for the entire community. They were using a public street, paid for with everyone’s tax dollars, to ride their bikes. I run out of patience for objections to people using public streets because your religion objects to the female form. I run out of patience where people object to having to see people who are different from them in New York City. This isn’t about, “Damn, all these outsiders are coming in and driving up the rental market and now I can’t afford my place” or “I moved here to live in a neighborhood, not to have a bunch of loud bars built on my block.” This is, “I think that my religious belief regarding the appropriateness of women in public should trump the rights of women to move through public space.”

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Random Sunday Fun

By , April 12, 2009 4:29 pm

First, from Helen Boyd over at en|Gender, comes this video:

More below the break…

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I Heart Neil Gaiman

By , March 18, 2009 9:45 pm

Gaiman recently appeared on Colbert (who I also heart, except when he’s being transphobic) and talked about his most recent book and about how it’s OK to have dark children’s literature. I’m a huge Gaimen fan, and love watching him interact with Colbert (and, near the end, geeking out about Lord of the Rings):

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