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Sunday update 
17th-Aug-2008 11:59 am
real women: charliemc
My computer says it's already Monday, but actually it's still the last few minutes of Sunday. I've spent much of today writing and researching and working on setting up another community at LJ. Seems like the latter is a great passtime, for whatever reason. Mostly I like having somewhere to potential put fanfic. Charlie likes designing the layouts. Thank God for Charlie.

Well, Rafa is a gold medalist at the Olympics! Now he just has to win the US Open to make his year complete. Who cares about Davis Cup or the Masters Cup! If he could win three majors and the Olympics, he'd have an historic year.

By the time I finish posting this, he'll officially be #1 in the world, to top it all off. After nearly five years of the rule of Roger, it's a big deal for us tennis fans.

Too bad the women's game is in a shambles (as usual).

The icon on this post is the Venus of Willendorf, supposedly the earliest representation of a woman on record. It's 100 years old this year. Rather, it's a century since the thing was discovered. It's estimated origin was in 24,000 BC.

And if I keep stuffing down carbs, like I have for the past two weeks, this is how I'll look before long. Hopefully somebody will find it as beautiful as they should this little, delightfully immodest female icon.

ETA: Just saw the gacked image of the tennis rankings from the ATP site at the Nadal community, with Rafa at the top of the list. Woohoo!

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19th-Aug-2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Nice entry. I've been wondering about the icon. Now it has so much more meaning! May I use it at times (with credit, or course)?
It's wonderful how you and Charlie have such varied interests.
19th-Aug-2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Yes, you can absolutely gack and use the icon! Let me know if I need to send it to you to make it work.

I read up a bunch about that little statue. The whole 'Venus' name has a lot of meanings according to certain scholars. It could have been a bit ironic, because there are marked difference between the VofW and the Renaissance-style Venus statues. One, of course, is the body style. But one of the most striking things is the way the little Venus is completely unabashed about her body and her sexuality. The more classic Venus figures are considered more modest, because they traditionally used their hands to cover their breasts or their sex organs.

It might be that the little Venus represents a more matriachal culture, where women's attributes were more valued for their fertility than for their decorative appeal.

I was an anthropology minor in college, and I'm still fascinated by pre-history.
20th-Aug-2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it be nice if those who wanted more control over other humans would have used their hands to cover their mouthes and minds? Especially since the 'good' they put forth was a means of gaining power more than something for the good of mankind?
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