Merely external emancipation has made of the modern
woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity
of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be
free. Emma Goldman
Dada Masilo is a South African choreographer and dancer who has studied both classical ballet and modern dance but who actively integrates traditional African dance into the mix. Her rendition of Swan Lake as well as Carmen and Romeo and Juliet, have caused quite a stir in South Africa - for disturbing not only racial but also gender stereotypes. Masilo herself plays the lead swan in this version, with her male friend Boysie Dikobe playing Odile.
Unconscious and Irrational is named for the media's common presentation of girls and women as being either "out of control" or simply "passed out". In movies there aren't many female roles that won't show the girl either passing out, being knocked unconscious, or going totally crazy (usually with a car, credit car, or depressed dude).
On this blog I want to show the zillions of other things we do - whether it be music, art, comedy, or politics. I aim to provide you with a variety of gals to look up to- from Romy and Michele to Shirley Chisholm and Bella Abzug.