“The First of a New Genus”-Mary Wollstonecraft
These famous words came from Mary Wollstonecraft, a scandalous writer of the 1700’s. They express the feelings of Mary wanting to create a society where women are equal to men. It expresses her want for a new type of society that allow for more freedom and rights. She had not only one, but two affairs before getting married.(As you may already know, unlike today, this would ruin any chance for a clean existence then.) I mention this because this gives is a great example for the rest of the way she lived her life, out of the norm of an eighteenth century woman shopping for a husband. Due to her unorthodox lifestyle her writing and ideas were never really considered until the twentieth century. However, she is really one of the first to speak up for women’s rights. In her A Vindication of Women’s Rights she says that women aren’t made to be inferior to men, but are breed to be so because of their lack of education. She even suggested that women were egual to men!(GASP!) A laughable notion in her time, which really just makes me even more excited to read bout her and learn her story. That this woman in her time could speak out against such common law and rules would have taken courage in a time when only white males had power. Let me rephrase that, white men with money had power. For example, … Never mind. That is a whole other post which needs to have its own separate thought.
Anyway, during the women’s rights movement, a new interest in the works of Mary became an inspiration to the women fighting for their right to hold equal ground of men. So Thank you Mary Wollstonecraft and all of your courage and literature.
The Farmers Market at CCA has been temporarily closed! Apparently their lease went up and they aren’t coming back until March. I guess it makes sense though because it is FREEZING outside and it is kind of difficult to walk down a market comfortably when their is so much wind.
Vacation is coming to an end. Long days of schoolwork and tests are moving back into my life in less than 16 hours. 😦 I don’t think I am ready! Despite the closing of a nice long vacation, I did do a ton of things and accomplished a lot over the 2 weeks so if won’t feel as though I wasted my free time. If you are in the same boat as me, I wish you luck!
After watching “In the day of the life of Tim Ferris” I decided that I wanted to read his book. He has several, but specifically how to organize you time effectively so no energy or time is wasted. I looking forward to it but I have no idea where I am going to fit it in between the new SAT flashcards and books, spanish supplements, excel mastery classes, and several other projects to build my knowledge before school starts it… 3 DAYS!!! Thankfully I have a lot of the list almost worked through so hopefully I will have everything I hoped to get done ready in time. If you have read the book before, TELL ME HOW IT IS!!! I would appreciate your feedback on the book so I know whether or not to find time to read it.
This cartoon/anime is a series about personified countries and the trials they face as they live through important moments in history. Though it may sound offensive to
some many, it has great history lessons in an entertaining way. The show mixes together all the stereotypes of all different races to create information that will actually stick rather than trying to stay awake will reading a bland history book.
Tedx is being held at CCA and instrumental music conservatory is going to be composing a piece for the transitions from speaker to speaker. I wasn’t much help but it was still a lot of fun listening to the opinions of other musicians. We had some interesting tangents and flashbacks to elementary art classes, but all in all we made a lot more headway then the last meeting. I’M EXCITED!!!!
I must give my thanks to the amazingly talented art students (this of course includes ALL types of art) for the wonderful conservatory projects we did this weekend. I must also give them this credit to showing all of our school “Oppa Gangnam Style”! Enjoy! You will definitely find this funny. XD!!!