Sunday, January 31, 2016

A NOTE ON WOMEN.


 (NSFW & NOT SAFE FOR LITTLE EYES THAT CAN READ):

Hey - did you know that women can art too?

No? 

Well here are a few of my favourites who are divine, powerful, feminist and driven, incredibly talented masters of their kind and proud of their sex:


http://lisahanawalt.com/

http://www.hollyexley.com/

http://myblankpaper.com/

http://www.dawn-tan.com/

http://www.phoebewahl.com/

http://rachellevit.com/


Below are some/HUGE LIST of my favourite women who have impacted my life in some way - big or small. I literally wrote down every single female I could think of who has been floating around my conscious and subconscious within the last 27 years of my life.

Either through their personal presence in my little hemisphere as a powerful female force, through their personality and hilarity, their creative or performing art genius, their music or their political significance - they have all directly or indirectly touched my life and inspired me in my life in some small way and every piece has eventually puzzled together to make me the mad bitch I am today:

My mum (Mumbo/Mumbo Jumbo/Mumolarama/The Creator/God)

My sister Emily

My cousin Millie 

My second cousins

My Grandma

My Dida

My aunts

My Great Aunt

Tim's sisters

Tim's mum

Tim's cousins

Tim's aunts

My friends (you know who you are)

My English tutor: Mrs. Mayon-White (love)

My year 12 English Extension teacher: Dr Guy

My year 9 English teacher: Ms. Brown

My year 6 teacher: Mrs. Nesteroff

Caitlin Moran

Jo Brand

Dawn French

Jennifer Saunders

Amy Sedaris

Amy Poehler

Amy Schumer (The three Amy-gos...)

Maya Rudolph

Megan Mullally

Kaitlin Olson

Tina Belcher (voice of a man. Essence of a woman.)

Linda Belcher (voice of a man. Essence of a woman.)

Marge Simpson

Lisa Simpson

Mona Simpson

Patty and Selma Bouvier

Edna Krabapple

May Belle

Diane Nguyen

Louise Belcher

Oprah (because YES)

Judi Dench

Tina Fey

Grace Coddington

Ilana Glazer

Abbi Jacobson

Alison Brie

Jessica Williams

Lena Dunham

Gabourey Sidibe

Nico

Florence Welch

Adele

THE SPICE GIRLS

All Saints

Caroline Goldfarb (@officialseanpenn = endless joy)

Kristen Wiig

Kristen Schaal

Melissa McCarthy

Rebel Wilson

Chan Marshall

Siouxsie Sioux

Janis Joplin

Shania Twain (Yep.)

Chrissie Hynde

Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson

Kirsten Dunst (FARGO.)

Helen Mirren

Joan Rivers

Retta

Vivienne Westwood

Jessica Walter

Ellen DeGeneres 

Portia De Rossi

Beyonce (KWEEN BEY)

Monica Bellucci

Juliette Binoche

Emma Thompson

Cate Blanchett

Lauryn Hill

Annie Leibovitz

Cindy Sherman

Yayoi Kusama

Tamara De Lempicka

Frida Kahlo

Jenny Saville

Judith Kerr

Christina Rosetti

- THE LIST CONTINUES TO GROW -


FEMALE-HACK: My partner Tim has always chastised me for using the word: 'BITCH, SLUT, WHORE, HUSSY, COW' when using it in a venomous attack against a woman who has directly pissed me off. It's rare for me to be that pissed off, it really is- you're not going to do it unless you are a complete piece of shit. 

Tim believes it is derogatory to my sex and only bolsters the notion that it is OK to label a woman with such defamatory and derogate terms. I completely agree. 

FEMALE-HACK: One of my very close friends has always said that her mother has staunchly argued the case for the use of the word: 'CUNT'. The power within such a word comes from it's very stigma - which begs the question, why should it's origins (a very colloquial term to name the female genitalia) be stigmatised? Why does 'DICK' however, hold such little power? We should regain the ownership of the word 'cunt' as to employ this term only abates it's power and it creates a safe haven for women to take total ownership of their cunts.

To the same extent - my High School English teacher always mused on her love of the word 'WHORE' and wished only that she could have named her daughter 'Whore' - had her partner not wholeheartedly objected at the time. 




THOUGHTS



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