Posts tagged “feminism

Donald Sutherland compares “Hunger Games” to George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”

http://www.lemonwade.com/2012/03/14/donald-sutherland-compares-hunger-games-to-george-bernard-shaws-saint-joan/

 

“It’s the preface, which is probably 40 pages long, where he breaks down everything about Joan of Arc, comparing her to Socrates, to Napoleon. The particular kind of genius and vision she had, and the ability to make effective that vision, which is the definition of genius.”

He opens a folder full of script pages and extracts a copy.

“Oh he’s wonderful, Shaw. God, he’s hysterical.” (Donald Sutherland)


Celebrating the Rise of Women in Diplomacy

http://www.thenextwomen.com/2012/03/07/celebrating-rise-women-diplomacy

When considering women in history, there is evidence that women have demonstrated particular masculine traits to assume leadership. A few examples include Joan of Arc, Empress Theodora, Anne Hutchinson, Catherine the Great, and Carrie Nation. However, these women have left a mark in history because they and many others have typically assumed male roles. When Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister, she quickly became the ultimate feminist icon who had smashed through the highest glass ceiling.


Celebrating Black Women: WWII Army battallion honors Joan of Arc in the place where she was burned at the stake

http://www.army.mil/article/73201/Celebrating_black_women/

Members of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion take part in a parade ceremony May 27, 1945, in honor of Joan d’Arc at the marketplace where she was burned at the stake.


New Stamp honoring Joan of Arc to be issued in France

http://www.dici.org/en/news/france-a-stamp-will-be-issued-in-honor-of-joan-of-arc/


Who “owns” Joan of Arc? (The Perpetual Question)

From this article: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0123/French-politicians-argue-over-who-owns-Joan-of-Arc

“Starting as a nobody, she broke nearly every 15th-century gender barrier. In 2012 she’s a Christian heroine in a secular state: For the right, a holy warrior of the sacred soil; on the left, a brave iconoclast fighting corrupt elites.” And….check the article to see what you know about the geography of France.


Orléans celebrates Joan of Arc’s birth on January 6, 2012 (Youtube video clip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmrLmyzH5G8

 


Joan of Arc celebration in Orleans France (excellent slideshow)

On January 6, the 600th anniversary of Joan of Arc’s birth, Medievalists assembled as Joan received her sword.

http://www.orleans.fr/fetes-de-jeanne-darc-2012/remise-de-lepee.html


“Ottowa Citizen” Article; (the best so far) on Joan’s image in the center of French political turmoil

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/French+leaders+evoke+Joan/5998136/story.html

The best article thus far, on Joan’s image in center of today’s political turmoil. There is but one false note that needs correction (for the historic record.) Joan’s father, Jacques, was not a landowner but held a modest position of authority in the peasant community of Domremy.