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Art: Naked Man Statue on Campus

There is a life-like naked man statue on Wellesley College’s campus. It’s my alma mater, and it’s a women’s college.

the statue, titled "The Sleepwalker" (source: Jezebel)

the statue, titled “The Sleepwalker” (source: Jezebel)

Media Coverage:

  1. Gawker
  2. Jezebel
  3. Boston Globe (as far as I can tell the media coverage started here)

And I’m not linking to the ridiculous other articles that are really disrespectful.
Do yourself a favor and remember not to read the comments.

Responses from Wellesley College Alumnae:

  1. Gaining Perspective: The Wellesley Debate (a piece written for HollaBack Boston)
  2. The Sleepwalker’s Dream (an art piece inspired by the statue)

And the statue now has a twitter account.

Basically, my 2 cents is this:

  1. the coverage of this event is really rude and disrespectful to the women who are affected by this statue
  2. the statue is in the home of the students and they are the ones who should decide if it stays or goes (no one comes into your home forcing art on you)
  3. and how is it ok to keep forcing an art piece on a person who has their PTSD triggered by it?

I also think that if this was about a piece of art that was triggering soldiers with PTSD it would be an entirely different conversation.

And comments are turned off, because I don’t want to fight with the internet.

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Film: Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron has died.

The NYT did a tribute.

Jezebel put together some clips and movie choices for a Nora Ephron movie marathon:

  1. Silkwood
  2. Heartburn
  3. When Harry Met Sally
  4. Sleepless in Seattle
  5. You’ve Got Mail
  6. Julie and Julia

I have never seen Silkwood, and it looks like I would really like it, so I am going to watch that, When Harry Met Sally and possibly Julie and Julia in the near future. Sigh.

Nora Ephron was a fellow Wellesley grad and she gave the commencement speech in 1996.

Also, Nora Ephron “left clues about dying in her final book”. She wrote two lists, (excerpts) that I love:

What I Won’t Miss:
Dry skin
Bad dinners like the one we went to last night
Bras

What I Will Miss:
Waffles
The concept of waffles
Bacon
A walk in the park
The idea of a walk in the park
Reading in Bed

When Nora was chosen by the Class of 1996 to deliver commencement remarks, she challenged Wellesley’s graduating seniors: “Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. I also hope you will choose to make some trouble on behalf of women.” And when she returned to receive the 2006 Alumnae Achievement Award, Wellesley’s highest honor, she told students, “Prepare yourself for a life of confusion, and embrace it.” Nora embraced the world with a fierce and generous spirit.”

Nora Ephron Alumnae Achievement Awards 2006

“Never one to mince words, she is remembered by her friends at Wellesley as a quintessential truth teller—courageous, imaginative, tough, hilarious, smart, and compassionate. ”
Wellesley Remembers Nora Ephron

We have lost a great talent today, and it saddens me. 2012 has been a rough year for the talented elite.

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