From the Library of Congress: The sky is now her limit (1920 toon)

skythelimitIn August of 1920, American women finally got the right to vote. Cartoonist Elmer Andrews “E.A.” Bushnell used the occasion to predict that a woman could/would/should become President of the United States. [Click on the image to enlarge.]

Here’s the Library of Congress listing for this image:

Title: [The sky is now her limit] / Bushnell 20.
Other Title: Enfranchisement now means the sky’s the limit, in woman’s sphere
Creator(s): Bushnell, Elmer Andrews, 1872-1939, artist
Date Created/Published: [1920 Aug.] Medium: 1 photomechanical print : line photoengraving.
Summary: Cartoon shows a young woman carrying buckets on a yoke, looking up at ladder ascending up to the sky, bottom rungs labeled “Slavery,” “House Drudgery,” and “Shop Work.” Top rungs labeled “Equal Suffrage,” “Wage Equity,” and “Presidency.”

Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts

janeinthemoviesrossputmanFilm producer Ross Putman’s new Twitter feed @FemScriptIntros shares the lines from film scripts where female characters are introduced. To protect the innocent(?), Putman has changed all their names to JANE. The excerpts speak volumes about how “The Industry” thinks about women. Unlike all the women, it’s not a pretty picture.

Here is his Twitter feed in real time:

Mas…Hollywood producer’s Twitter feed highlights sexism in scripts

ICYMI: Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)


[Originally posted Tuesday January 12]

David Bowie was an inspirational artistic entity from the multiverse, creating musical ripples in the spacetime continuum and, thankfully, in South Texas as well.

Listen in as San Antonio’s all-women, category-breaking Mariachi Las Coronelas wins over a skeptical crowd in this stunning performance of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down. [Live club audio with video slideshow.]

Lyrics:

There’s such a sad love
Deep in your eyes.
A kind of pale jewel
Open and closed
Within your eyes.
I’ll place the sky
Within your eyes.

Mas…ICYMI: Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)

Mariachi Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)


David Bowie was an inspirational artistic entity from the multiverse, creating musical ripples in the spacetime continuum and, thankfully, in South Texas as well.

Listen in as San Antonio’s all-women, category-breaking Mariachi Las Coronelas wins over a skeptical crowd in this stunning performance of Bowie’s As The World Falls Down. [Live club audio with video slideshow.]

Lyrics:

There’s such a sad love
Deep in your eyes.
A kind of pale jewel
Open and closed
Within your eyes.
I’ll place the sky
Within your eyes.

Mas…Mariachi Las Coronelas: Bowie’s “As The World Falls Down” (video,lyrics)

Home Team USA: People of Every Creed, Color, Heritage (1952 PSAs)

psastillThree glorious black and white Public Service Announcements remind an “ordinary Joe” not to be “Joe Shmoe.” How? “Don’t be prejudiced.”

“Negroes and whites, Jews and Christians, [women are seen but not heard],” says the cheery announcer. “We are all in this together.” Also we’re all in the circus and on the baseball diamonds, high rise construction sites and neighborhood block parties.

Ground-breaking integrated pre-rock-n-roll boy band, the Benny Goodman Quartet, swing the PSAs to a brilliant climax as silhouetted jitterbugging hep-cats prefigure iPod commercials. We can make beautiful music together if we all play ball! Bake a cake for your colored neighbor. HOME TEAM USA! Tuned up for freedom! Solid!

Do you think Mustache Guy is Latino?

Mas…Home Team USA: People of Every Creed, Color, Heritage (1952 PSAs)

Diego Rivera’s Wife Frida Kahlo ‘Gleefully Dabbles’ in Works of Art

detroitnewsfridaheadlineIn the early 1930s, Frida Kahlo joined her (at the time) much more famous husband Diego Rivera in Detroit, Michigan, where he was prepping murals. The Detroit News caught up with the couple and the resulting feature story is in a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art.

“Senora Diego Rivera,” as she’s called in the article, didn’t let Diego hog the limelight, even though she was dressed in a “foolish little ruffled apron.”

“Of course he [Diego] does pretty well for a little boy,” she told reporter Florence Davies, “but it is I who am the big artist.”

Mas…Diego Rivera’s Wife Frida Kahlo ‘Gleefully Dabbles’ in Works of Art

Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

hollywoodpromo300b“If you want an accurate picture of ethnic and gender diversity in the United States, don’t look to Hollywood,” says NPR.

That’s the conclusion of the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” conducted by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA.

The report quantifies the striking — if not surprising — racial and gender imbalances in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, by comparing the representation of minorities to their actual proportions of the population.

“At every level, in every arena, women and minorities are under-represented in the industry,” says Darnell Hunt, the study’s co-author and director of the Bunche Center. “And the only question really is how serious, how egregious that level of under-representation is.”

Mas…Diversity sells, but Hollywood is overwhelmingly white, male (audio)

Woman needs stricter hubby test than ‘not a drunk, won’t beat me’

(PNS reporting from SAN ANTONIO) Sandra Ceballos made a shocking discovery Friday night when she was out with her girlfriends.

The standards she’d been using to find a good husband were, as her friend Jenny put it, “appallingly low.”

Ceballos, whose family is from Mexico, was raised to believe that if a man is not too much of a drunk, works hard, and doesn’t beat you, he’s “good husband material.”

Mas…Woman needs stricter hubby test than ‘not a drunk, won’t beat me’