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Comment Archives: stories: Visual Arts

Re: “Open and slut

Unfortunately my language isn't deceptive or too strong. We do, in fact, have a cultural contempt for female sexuality - which is why there are so many words like 'slut' intended to demean sexual women and virtually no corresponding terms for men.

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Posted by Sonnet Gazette on 05/07/2012 at 12:53 PM

Re: “Open and slut

sonnet: you stated "I hardly think I'm the one being oversensitive." and yet you make silly statements like "... out cultural contempt for women's sexuality."
Now, what should we believe?
There is such inaccuracy and deceptive language in your response to gurv that you must realize this does your cause more harm than good.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/07/2012 at 6:59 AM

Re: “Open and slut

You're kind of missing the point. No one's protesting criminality. If it were as easy as picketing to keep your house from being robbed, wouldn't we all do that? This is about a much larger problem, about our cultural contempt for women's sexuality. There's no other crime in which the level of temptation presented by the target mitigates the crime - but did you know that by some statistics, 97% of rapists never spend a day behind bars? Why is it that so many rapes aren't reported? Because we prosecute muggers, but we still believe that women have ASKED FOR IT if they look or act a certain way.

Of course women should, first and foremost, take responsibility for our safety - but society still teaches women not to GET raped rather than teaching men not to rape.

This isn't about the right to wander around the streets unprotected at night. It's about the language we use to describe women's sexual behavior and the deeper cultural meaning behind that language.

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Posted by Sonnet on 05/06/2012 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Open and slut

This is such a bizarre event. I'm still trying to figure out what the point of it is other than attention-grabbing with no beneficial consequences.

Mosley said, "It’s saying I should be able to wear what I want without fear of being harassed or assaulted.”

Yup, I agree. And women should be able to be free to get drunk without concern about someone taking advantage of them and I should be able to leave my bike downtown unlocked without fear it will be stolen... but that's not the world we live in, is it? Doesn't make the wrongs right but simply pointing them out with gaudy protests doesn't change the world at all. It just looks silly.

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Posted by gurv on 05/06/2012 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Open and slut

I am an odd one. Thank you for noticing. Actually, I was merely poking a bit of fun.
However, anyone that promotes their agenda by first espousing the liberal shill, Sandra Fluke, cannot expect to be taken too seriously.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/06/2012 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Open and slut

You're an odd one, no doubt. You're the one calling it a man-hater festival. I hardly think I'M the one being oversensitive.

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Posted by Sonnet on 05/06/2012 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Open and slut

I saw many messages attempting to be portrayed in this festival announcement. If you selected "rape", fine for you. Do not pretend that I see things as you do and then admonish me for it. Seems as though you might be overly sensitive.

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Posted by smartestman on 05/06/2012 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Open and slut

You don't have to hate men to not want to be raped by one, smartestman. That's quite a flying leap of (not) logic.

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Posted by Sonnet on 05/06/2012 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Open and slut

I'm wondering if men are welcome at the "man-hater" festival?

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Posted by smartestman on 05/06/2012 at 7:07 AM

Re: “The great puppet maker

How lucky for Colorado Springs! David Simpich's performances are spellbinding and top-notch. We used to eagerly await his visits to Atlanta so we could see him perform at the Center for Puppetry Arts. The impact of the beauty and the meaning of his shows still resonates within us. We may have to fly out to see him again one of these days. Thanks for this article that explained when and why he stopped touring with his shows.

Posted by Lauren Hacker on 03/17/2012 at 1:10 AM

Re: “Corsets and Klingons

Great article -- gave me a lot of info and written with FLAIR!

Posted by Lynn Lewis on 02/23/2012 at 6:51 PM

Re: “King Lear

If you don't own a Lear you are NUTS!! He's going to be an international star at some point, and the same can be said for Chris Alvares and Brett Andrus.. Thes guys are phenoms. A very well written article I might add, you captured Phil with great articulation! -Tweeds

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Posted by Dave Tweedy on 02/16/2012 at 8:29 AM

Re: “King Lear

There are few who reach their full potential in this life, my brother is a rare gem who has found his true calling! Im very proud of your acomplishments Phil and am privileged to have some of your early paintings! Keep on painting and sharing your views!!!!

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Posted by Heather Lear on 02/13/2012 at 8:15 PM

Re: “King Lear

I'm another lucky owner of a painting by King Lear. To be a full-time artist, a capitalist entrepreneur if you will, is a risky life choice, but Lear has everything he needs to succeed handsomely. It's no surprise that the Indy would think he merits a feature article and a gorgeous cover to boot. This artist's work is above and beyond anything else you'll see on gallery walls. So buy while he's still affordable.

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Posted by curious on 02/10/2012 at 3:41 PM

Re: “King Lear

Phil Lear is an artist that will be talked about and collected for ever. He is a rare and amazing talent. I am honored to own one of his pieces and I wish I could afford to have many many more of them.

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Posted by Karen Knight on 02/09/2012 at 12:14 PM

Re: “King Lear

Nicely written spotlight on a clearly talented, up and coming artist.

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Posted by Sean on 02/09/2012 at 11:42 AM

Re: “On my om

Thanks. I'll add that to my list.

Posted by Sonja Bjelland on 01/23/2012 at 11:47 AM

Re: “On my om

You can always join our Iyengar class at The Studio in Manitou Springs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 530 :) . It's at 65 Beckers Lane.

Posted by Mary Wolcott on 01/20/2012 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Take it to the bank

Very well written! I can feel the derby love in every statement.

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Posted by Kristen JackHer Hyde Parker on 11/24/2011 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Take it to the bank

Thanks for writing this article on us!! Hope to see you and everyone else attend our next bout! Deuces to your mom!

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Posted by Alde Pantzue on 11/24/2011 at 11:03 AM

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