5 June 2020
“People can cry much easier than they can change.”
|Jen Myers||Jun 5|
It’s been a rough week. I just have some links for you this week. I hope you’re all hanging in there and helping where and how you can. Sending love.
"There is a connection between increased concentration of power and decreased participation of women." A recent study analyzed a century's worth of data and concluded that the rise of the infamous studio system produced severe gender inequality.
“To avoid becoming paralyzed by the number and scope of the environmental problems we face, it’s often necessary to narrow our focus. How do we also keep a view broad enough to see how our actions fit into, and sometimes work against, a larger effort? It’s a difficult balance. To avoid losing hope, people need to experience their individual power to change things. But with the fight to save monarchs, as with so many crises, little of the work that needs doing can be done alone.” On butterflies, conservation, and the small, beautiful ways in which we try to save the world.
“Whoever thought fighting to bring back the middle class would be an extremist act? But it is. Start the plague against noblesse oblige so the doomsday of traditional solutions that didn’t work can begin.” John Waters’s 2020 commencement speech for the School of Visual Arts.
Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other.
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Today’s quote is from James Baldwin.