COURTESY OF LYNN GILBERT/CC BY-SA 4.0 Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique catalyzed second wave feminism. Before you dismiss this as a ranting feminist article, hear me out. Even in liberal, American cities about 23% of men find feminism unnecessary. Even 7% of women find feminism unnecessary. There are countless photos of women on the internet holding up signs which read: “If I’m wearing a top like this I want you to look” and “I don’t need feminism because I love men!” There are endless other examples of women who are not only complacent but adamant that their role in society is justified. The anti-feminist movement sees feminists as man-haters, whores, and cult-like. As a feminist, I confidently tag these labels for what they are: blatant misunderstandings. I am not a man-hater and I am not a whore. By supporting women’s rights, I am not a misandrist but an equalist - that’s what feminism is all about. … [Read more...] about Why supporting the feminist movement remains vital in our current times
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Daylight saving time ends in the wee hours of Sunday morning, so – unless you want to be late on Nov. 4 – you will want to move your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.The biannual change officially occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday. At that time, we move off of daylight saving time and onto standard time, pushing more daylight hours into the morning and darker hours into the evening.History of time changeDaylight saving time was first put into wide-scale practice during World War I as an effort to conserve fuel. The plan wasn’t formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918 in an act that both established time zones and instituted DST. The practice ended in most places after WWI before being re-instituted by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1942 to 1945 due to World War II. DST ended with the war’s end and each state and city was allowed to determine whether they observed the change or not. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Uniform Time Act that … [Read more...] about Daylight saving time ends Sunday: ‘Fall back’ 1 hour before bed Saturday; why do we change time?
Immigration, climate change, racial violence, and gentrification — these are issues that need to be addressed both in Miami and throughout the rest of the world. Creative Time, a New York-based public arts organization, saw an opportunity to explore these issues from a local and global context at the 11th Creative Time Summit, titled On Archipelagos & Other Imaginaries: Collective Strategies to Inhabit the World. The event takes place for the first time in Miami November 1-3. “Miami is one of the great arts cities in the U.S., but most people know it in the context of the art fair. We want to highlight the cultural wealth of the city outside of that context," says Justine Ludwig, executive director of Creative Time. "It’s also an opportunity to highlight the historical connection to the Caribbean and Latin America, which is exciting for us."This year’s event includes a series of panels, workshops, and discussions about the summit’s four … [Read more...] about Creative Time Summit Brings Artists Together in Miami
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a landmark report on Oct. 8 that sounded a deafening alarm to the world: The time to act on climate change is now. The report reveals that if the world does not take action, temperatures are on track to rise 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels between 2030 and 2052, which is within the lifetime of most children and young adults. At an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius, the world would experience drastic effects, including food and water shortages, droughts, wildfires, heat waves, rising sea levels and more hurricanes and flooding. The IPCC predicts that at such an increase, the world would lose 70 to 90 percent of coral reefs, which support over 25 percent of marine species and serve as coastal protection to nearly 900 million people. The world would experience significant climate migration as a number of areas grow uninhabitable. The report also said that limiting the temperature rise to just around 1.5 … [Read more...] about OPINION: In wake of the IPCC report, it’s time to act on climate change
In The Age of Innocence, Newland Archer takes his own sweet time. He dines at 7 and lingers over a cigar before Edith Wharton has our hero strolling into his opera box just after the curtain goes up on the garden scene. More than a few Philadelphia concertgoers this fall may inadvertently walk in well after the curtain has gone up if they don’t take care to look at their tickets. The starting time of some concerts is changing. Most notably on the classical scene, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society is moving the start time for 38 of its 50 concerts a half-hour earlier, to 7:30 p.m. Other groups are also tweaking times. Today, we live less in an age of innocence than an antsy state of continual multiple choice. Everyone wants everything on demand, challenging so-called time-based art forms to keep up. The Wilma Theater was leading the way on diversified start times a dozen years ago. Want to dine before the theater? Take in a play at 8. If you prefer your dinner later, … [Read more...] about Philly arts alert: Your 8 p.m. curtain time is not a sure thing anymore