Dramatic dance work The Golden Penis offers feminist outlook on contemporary masculinity

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement “I always saw myself as this nice, gentle guy who would go slowly in a relationship, but I realize I was doing that with the goal of being rewarded with sex. I would get angry if, after putting a great deal of work into a relationship, the girl would friend me instead of rewarding me with sex and that made me angry.“That is such a revolting attitude to take when going into any relationship. It’s deceitful. It’s manipulative. This kind of attitude is at the basis of male privilege because it means I feel I am entitled to sex from every relationship I put any effort into.”Ikeda says he learned another important lesson recently when he talked to a female artist he knows in Calgary. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Calgary dancer and choreographer Mark Kunji Ikeda has taken off his blinders.Ikeda feels he has spent his adult life perpetuating the dark undercurrents of male privilege and rape culture, and has created a dance and theatre piece called The Golden Penis which he hopes will help others open their eyes and ears as he has.“I never considered myself sexist or misogynistic, but when I began talking recently with some male and female friends I realized I held so many negative views and feelings as far as women go,” says Ikeda. Twitterlast_img read more

CA State Senator Ben Hueso on latest updates to Coronado Bridge

first_imgCA State Senator Ben Hueso on latest updates to Coronado Bridge January 25, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Safety is a constant concern when it comes to the famous Coronado Bridge.California State Senator Ben Hueso joined us on Good Morning San Diego to discuss the latest measures being taken to ensure safety for all. KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: January 25, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Tim BernersLees Solid – Trick or Treat

first_imgSolid is a set of conventions and tools developed by Tim Berners-Lee. It aims to build decentralized social applications based on Linked Data principles. It is modular, extensible and it relies as much as possible on existing W3C standards and protocols. This open-source project was launched earlier this month for “personal empowerment through data”. Why are people excited about Solid? Solid aims to radically transform the way Web applications work today, resulting in true data ownership as well as improved privacy. It hopes to empower individuals, developers, and businesses across the globe with completely new ways to build innovative and trusted applications. It gives users the freedom to choose where their data resides and who is allowed to access it. Solid collects all the data into a “Solid POD,” a personal online data repository, that you want to share with advertisers or apps. You get to decide which app gets your data and which does not.  Best thing is that you don’t need to enter any data in apps that support Solid. You can just allow or disallow access to the Solid POD, and the app will take care of the rest on its own. Moreover, Solid also offers every user a choice regarding where their data gets stored, and which specific people or groups can access the select elements in a data. Additionally, you can link to and share the data with anyone, be it your family, friends or colleagues. Is Solid a trick or a treat? That being said, a majority of the companies on the web are extremely sensitive when it comes to their data and might not be interested in losing control over that data. Hence, wide adoption seems to be a hurdle as of now. Also, since its only launched this month, there isn’t enough community support around it. However, Solid is surely taking us a step ahead, to a more free and open Internet, and seems to be a solid TREAT (pun intended) for all of us. For more information on Solid, check out the official Inrupt blog.last_img read more