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  • The Strange Roots of the Homophobic Trump-Putin Kissing Me …

    2018.08.07 · 发表评论

    There are perils in deploying bigotry to score political points, but meanings also shift from West to East – 部署偏执政治得分有危险,但意义也从欧美地区转移到东部。

  • Picture Piece: Stuart Hall with Sleeping Child – 图 …

    2018.08.05 · 发表评论

    Decoding the image of Stuart Hall manning a crèche at the Women’s Liberation Movement conferenceA few months ago, this image of the late Stuart Hall, cultural theorist and political activist, appeared on my Twitter feed. Lying half-supine in light-coloured pants, a barely read newspaper cast to one side, Hall looks like he could be on a beach with a sleeping child slung across his chest. ‘Stuart Hall manning the crèche at the first Women’s conference at Ruskin College, Oxford, in 1970 ’ read the tweet bannering the image. The use of the noxious verb ‘manning’ and the truncation of the conference’s full name aside, the problem with this interpretation is the fist-bump emoji. Hall is conducting the basic human task of childcare: why does this appear so radical in 2017? A friend suggested that the scene is being viewed as a utopia. It is meant to remind us of the revolutionary ideas, such as the conference crèche, which never came to pass. Indeed, I’ve never seen a crèche at a conference. One of the tricky things about claiming this image as utopian is that utopias tend to ignore infrastructural details such as childcare, meal preparation and rubbish removal. They imagine a world in which such things just happen, seamlessly, without notice or concern. Look closer into the background of this image. There is a woman, her back to the camera, body bent over a child, reading perhaps. I wonder how many books, albums, artworks, made by men and women, have been assisted by labour such as this – invisible, unacknowledged, unpaid? Taken out of its private archive and posted for public celebration, this image centres a male scholar as a leftist hero to women, when what he is doing should be seen as merely routine. I can only imagine Hall would be horrified to be cast in such a light. Men should care for children without expecting credit. Once they do, perhaps we can finally begin to imagine a more ambitious and inspiring utopia for people of all genders. This is what the Women’s Liberation Movement conference – its full title – was all about. – 在几个月前的《妇女解放运动会议》上,Stuart Hall manning译作了一张《CR Ce Che》的图像,这张已故的斯图亚特·霍尔、文化理论家和政治活动家的形象出现在我的推特上。在一条浅颜色的裤子里躺着一半仰卧着,一张几乎看不见的报纸扔到一边,霍尔看起来像是躺在海滩上,一个睡着的孩子从胸口垂下来。

  • 第一座妇女纪念碑终于加入中央公园成为第22尊塑像

    2018.06.26 · 发表评论

    Statues of pioneering suffragettes will break New York’s male-dominated ‘bronze ceiling’ 开创性的女权主义者雕像将打破纽约男性主导的“青铜天花板”