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October 09, 2008

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Heather - don't get me wrong, I think it sounds good and I'm excited about it too, and I hope it has something new to say. I just think there are plenty of issues about women artists to be addressed without making it about motherhood, or suggesting that somehow childless women have it easy. That just seems to add one more level of division between women and make it more about the "mommy wars" than about discrimination against women artists OR the ways that women work against themselves. But I guess we'll have to wait and see the film and find out what it's really about.

I know of several people who are excited about the Who Do She Think She Is? movie and I got the impression it was just the opposite - women are more powerful because they can juggle it all. However, that's my impression just because of who those people are.

Lainie, it was my husband that told me recently to compose my post in notepad and then copy and paste them to the blog. refinements can be made from there. it insures you don't lose your thoughts. thanks for the link to steven's blog. i know him well and sri, but i was unaware of the blog.

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    It's in the eye of the beholder, yes, but it's in our nature to reach for beauty and create it where we can.
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