Pumpkins growing in Colorado, National Geographic, December 1932
Name: Eleanor Lutz
Description: This week I made an animated chart of butterflies! These are all butterflies that you can find throughout North America, and I picked the 42 that I thought were the most colorful and unique.
"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.
When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”
When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”
I will be on holiday starting tomorrow until the 20th of October. There’s not much in the queue but hopefully I’ll be able to share some photos from my travels here while I’m gone. At any rate, I’ll be back with your regularly scheduled programming next month!
& now, to prepare myself for ten hours of air travel…
Cate Blanchett - Publicity photo for Oleanna - 1994
"I used to wear no makeup at all but red lips. I really liked it, that sort of old-Hollywood look. Not that I look at all old-Hollywood."