Who would you put on feminist trading cards?

Of Means and Ends

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is featuring a set of feminist trading cards from the late 70s called Supersisters that were designed to spread feminism to a younger generation.

Published in 1979, the Supersisters trading cards were a playful, informative, and accessible way to spread feminism to younger audiences. The series was inspired by Lois Rich’s daughter, an eight-year-old baseball-card collector, who asked why there weren’t any pictures of girls on the cards. With a grant from the New York State Education Department, Lois Rich and her sister, Barbara Egerman, contacted five hundred women of achievement and created cards of the first seventy-two to respond.

The sets featured artists, politicians, athletes, activists and more, and more than ten thousand sets were sold.

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A few grammar tips

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So sad that so many authors don’t pay attention to correct grammar. Hoping that some will make use of them, here are a few tips for future use.

 

ON AFFIXES

Every affix performs a specific duty. If two affixes of the same basic function are applied to a single root, the effect of both is rendered obsolete. Thus, PREFIX ‘ir’ and SUFFIX ‘less’ (both expressing negation), added to ROOT ‘regard’, equals ‘not without regard’… in short, ‘regardful’!

ON GERUNDS

A gerund is formed when we add ‘ing’ to a verb and use it as a noun. In the sentence Dancing is fun, the word ‘dancing’ functions as SUBJECT, while in I like dancing, it takes the role of DIRECT OBJECT. When modifying a gerund, be sure to use the POSSESSIVE case (Horton’s dancing caused

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10 Life Lessons From Dr Seuss

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While you may think that Dr Seuss wrote only silly nursery rhymes, if you look close enough at his words and read between the lines you’re likely to discover some incredible life lessons and some serious wisdom within his work. Yes, he may have wrote for children however within his stories of cats in hats and adventures in Whoville he shared some memorable life lessons, some of which are taught over the course of an entire story and others which teach a profound lesson in just a single line. That said, here are 10 life lessons from Dr Seuss that may just put you on the course to a happy and fulfilled life…

 

1. ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’

Here Dr Seuss teaches us that knowledge is power and that we’ll get nowhere…

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Her state of mind

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The exotic sound of the tablas , ghungroo’s dancing to their beat.

Fade.

I stand in front of Coocoo’s den. Lahore’s famous restaurant . I hear the women conversing. The laughter of the men in the distance. Which use to be a prostitute’s house in the past, is now a restaurant .
The beautiful strokes of the brush and the astonishing color in the paintings, describing the real atmosphere -back then.
The wooden doors , stairways and windows . I find my way to the second floor,look to the right of me and out the window.
“school of kathak”
Maybe, do girls still dance ? or maybe its been preserved just like this house .
I look to my left and one of the wooden doors is slightly open. I peek inside and find a little girl behind it .
“Can I come in?”
Do people still live here ? or are these just ordinary families?
She runs away . I guess that’s a no.
Ghungroo’s again, tha tha tha .
Fade.
More paintings, a tint of sadness.
I carry on upstairs to the roof of the “restaurant”
“Ma’m would you like a menu ? I’ll take you to your seat”
A waiter.
“No”.
I reply .
“Only seeing”
I mean , looking.
I see the colorful red and green glass on the side of the wall .
But really , I see more red than green .
I feel a sudden wind of grief looking out to the far Badshahi mosque.
Tablas again.

Tha thai tha tha . Re pa ma za za .

The sound of ghungroo’s walking towards me .
Thish, Thish , Thish.
Slowly.
Fade.
I turn around quickly and notice the waiter smiling .
I don’t smile back.
But I do smile back at this “Pata”.
A dancing stage .
As I start to climb a ladder that leads to the top of the stage , my foot touches something.
I look down .
Its shiny .
A plastic diamond.
I hear the chuckles of the waiters and look up .
Do they have something to do with this?
I look back to the pata .
Tha thai tha tha thai . The beat gets faster, the woman is soaring.
Faster and faster the beat gets.
Higher and higher she goes.
Tha thai tha thai tha thai tha tha tha thai .
The laughter of the men , the degrading of society .
The grief . The anxiety . The “gutan” . The suffering .
Her trapped soul .
Tha tha tha tha tha thai.
She falls to her feet .
Fade.
I exit Coocoo’s den.
I take one last look back.
She still is just a woman. She is part of history . She is part of society.
She is a part of me .

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In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth.
Each of you is an original.
Each of you has a distinctive voice.
When you find it, your story will be told.
You will be heard.

– John Grisham

February 8, 1955: Wildly popular legal thriller writer John Grisham was born 58 years ago yesterday in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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BirthdayofGuruGangeshwarananda-2013-1A – I am grateful for AIR

B – I am grateful for BUDDHA

C – I am grateful for CARING

D – I am grateful for DOGS

E – I am grateful for ELEPHANTS

F – I am grateful for FLOWERS

G – I am grateful for GRACE

H – I am grateful for HAPPINESS

I – I am grateful for IMAGINATION

J – I am grateful for JESUS

K – I am grateful for KINDNESS

L – I am grateful for LOVE

M – I am grateful for MURUGA

N – I am grateful for NOW

O – I am grateful for OM

P – I am grateful for PEACE

Q – I am grateful for QUEEN (the band)

R – I am grateful for RESPECT

S – I am grateful for SUNSHINE

T – I am grateful for TREES

U – I am grateful for the UNIVERSE

V – I am grateful for VICTORY

W – I am grateful for WATER

X – I am grateful for XRAYS

Y – I am grateful for YOU

Z – I am grateful for ZEBRAS

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Light in shadows

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“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

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A Window Of Wisdom

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“The cause of our pain does not have to become our anger, but if we allow anger to block our love from shining, we become the creator of our own pain.”

When we fill ourselves up with anger due to the things that hurt us, we diminish our love and light from shinning, and we cause more pain to our self, than what hurt us. 

Love conquers everything;  so don’t become filled with anger from your pain, instead, empty yourself through forgiveness, and fill up on love… because when we see things through the eyes of love, we see things through the eyes of the divine, in everything.

~ WOW ~

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A Window Of Wisdom

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“Don’t bully yourself with negative comments of how you look, your choices of the past, or your fears of the future because if you are hard on yourself, you will be hard on others… find the voice of love inside you,  then really  listen to it, own it, and let love become your voice.”

~ WOW ~

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