I must be nuts, I’m doing it again! And I’m moving again. In the middle of the challenge. It makes me think I should blog about moving. I could also blog my poems. As I write this I’m really not sure what I’ll blog – but for some insane reason, I’m doing it again! As if I haven’t got enough to do.
Thing is, I think I may have learned a thing or two about writing a blog post in the last year, and doing the A-Z was a great kick start. My goal for this challenge is to keep it under 500 words.
For some people that’s easy – but for me, as my 11th grade English teacher wrote on an essay I wrote about town planning (!!!): “You have mastered the extended form, now work on brevity.”
North America and Pelican Nebulae (narrowband) (Photo credit: DJMcCrady)
So folks that’s the only goal I have for now in this A-Z. Under 500 words. I’d like to even keep it under 300. See you in the A-Z.
And I just got an idea – I’m going to blog about the places I’ve lived – and if I think I can handle it, I’ll do 2 blogs (now I know I am nuts!) I might just get brave enough to blog A-Z poems on my other blog…let’s see if I can pull it off! No no no no – one is ENUF ALREADY! A-Z Places I’ve Lived! Could get interesting!
- The A to Z Challenge Begins April 1st! (theartistrycollective.wordpress.com)
- Blogging from A-Z (wifelyperfection.wordpress.com)
- The Challenge is ON! (penguininthedesert.wordpress.com)
A picture showing the internal anatomy of the human vulva, focusing on the anatomy and location of the clitoris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I was living in Victoria, B.C. when I first learned of female genital mutilation. One wonders at a culture that would remove a clitoris. What is the purpose? The clitoris is the point of excitement for a woman. Yes, vaginal penetration, executed properly can achieve orgasm, but it is the clitoris that stimulates and excites. Why would a society/culture want to deprive women of that pleasure?
Female sexuality is a powerful energy. Are men in these cultures so afraid of their masculinity that they are unable to accept a woman who they can truly pleasure? Once the clitoris is removed, a woman becomes merely a receptacle for the male satisfaction. What is this? What does it say about the men?
Gallus gallus ♂ (Linnaeus, 1758) Deutsch: Haushahn English: An adult male chicken, the rooster has a prominent fleshy crest on his head called a comb and hanging flaps of skin on either side under his beak called wattles. Français : Un coq, mâle adulte entier de l'espèce Gallus gallus, possède un appendice charnu sur sa tête nommé crête et un sous chaque oeil nommé caroncule. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I was thinking about veganism today. And that the vegan diet is largely justified by the fact that a non-vegan diet requires slaughtering of the male babies, and I wondered if patriarchal domination in the human species is a natural retaliation of our predominantly meat-based and dairy diet that requires the slaughtering of male babies: eggs. dairy. I wondered if slaughtering of male babies in the dairy industry is balanced by the patriarchal domination in the human world. I wondered if we didn’t kill male calves and male chickens (roosters) if our human society could be more balanced.