>After the lecture we were offered a reception by the Jonathan Mosse foundation and I ran into a group of feminine lesbians from Rotterdam who all posed with me for this log. Under the Pieta I found Hairdresser Yo and director Ym from the Mona Lisa Group who always look like Italian boys and who never seem to age.
And later that evening, yours truly had dinner with Maaike and more of the Netherlands cool and bright lesbians, queers, gays and the token hetero in the garden of a small restaurant in Sarphatistraat.
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Yesterday in De Mozes en Aaron kerk in Amsterdam, Maaike Meijer, professor of Gender and Diversity studies at the University of Maastricht
broke a lance for the masculine lesbian.

Why is masculinity in women under appreciated she asked? And why are there only 2 genders, male and female, as there are so many shades in this.
She talked about Freud and questioned his theory about penisenvy.
She never had this and neither did I. Maybe boys would also like to have what girls have? Is it not more a matter of wanting to have the freedom boys had? Posted by Picasa



On September 21 it is World Peace Day.

All over the world people are chanting for Peace.

All over the world people are praying for Peace.

All over the world people light candles for Peace.

I will be chanting for Worldpeace with my fellow SGI members at Andi’s from 11-12.30 hrs.

World Peace Now

>This morning I found a cross spider in my washbassin, and as I am a Buddhist, I took up a piece of cloth and grabbed the animal to throw it out into the garden. Relieved I looked at the wall to find an enormous house spider

Terrified I picked the cloth up again, hoped I would get hold of Lady Spider and shook it out in the garden. I didn’t see her run away but I was too scared to look well but I saw hanging, and looking at me with a disturbed face Ms Cross Spider.

The day passed, Rati&I went to the library and I took up the first novel of my new heroine in writing
She inspired me to finally finish my own novel.
No title yet.
But as I was writing I was everywhere. Looking for English gardens I ran into Monet and found this:
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>This is my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Britta eating an ice cream cone we were having fun at De Parade and she had the time of her life finding all sorts of delicacies

Then she met her friend Bardot, a Border Collie,but Britta was not really interested. Bardot is always busy or tired. Running around chasing sheep and eager to please his boss. This is not Britta’s way, oh no, she likes to do her own way.
So I took her home again, in her basket. Posted by Picasa

>Anja Meulenbelt, Famous Feminist, still going strong opens the Melkweg Gallery Photo Exhibition ‘Life of Women’ photo’s taken by Gon Buurman. Anja kisses Gon and congratulates her with her exhibit and book.
Some of the guest were the believers in Sisterhood is Powerful
Rati Manjari & Birgitta Vereecke
And the one and only Lido Kleijn, aka Dr. Decline.

More about Gon Buurman you will find on www.Melkweg.nl and then go to Fotografie.

The Life of Women gaat over ontmoetingen in het leven van Gon Buurman als fotografe. Het zijn portretten van vrouwen (zwart/wit en in kleur) die in Nederland leven en werken. Foto’s van jonge en oude vrouwen, moeders met kinderen, vrouwen die gaan trouwen, die lachen, die liefhebben, die rouwen en portretten van moslima’s, van vrouwen met sproeten, van vrouwen in familieverband.
Gon Buurman is freelance fotografe in Amsterdam. Pas op haar 40ste begon ze met fotograferen. Inmiddels heeft ze zes fotoboeken op haar naam staan, waarvan het taboe doorbrekende ‘Aan hartstocht geen gebrek’ over handicap, lichaamsbeleving en erotiek, internationaal veel aandacht heeft gekregen. Ze heeft in opdracht series gemaakt (SIRE, Anne Frank Stichting e.a.) en verschillende prijzen (o.a. de Zilveren Camera) gewonnen. Haar werk werd vaak geëxposeerd en gepubliceerd in kranten, boeken en tijdschriften.De foto’s in The Life of Women tonen momenten uit het leven die nauwelijks op deze manier door professionele fotografen zijn vastgelegd en die anders verloren zouden gaan. Ze zijn bovendien een statement over het onvervreemdbaar recht van vrouwen op een eigen leven en worden bekenden, buurvrouwen, vriendinnen die voor je gaan leven.The Life of Women verschijnt ook als fotoboek bij Veenman Publishers, met tekst van Anja Meulenbelt. Het boek is tijdens de tentoonstelling in de Melkweg Galerie te koop.Deze tentoonstelling werd mede mogelijk gemaakt met steun van Octra & partners bv Amsterdam. Posted by Picasa

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