Linsesuppe & Lille
Linsesuppe & Lille
Not much happening in the garden as I wait on the tomatoes, peppers, butternut squash, and sugar babies. It’s finally been warm enough that I tire too quickly to do as much as before anyway. I did find that the trees I had a suspicion might be fruit trees are now full of tiny pears. The apple tree I thought was dead is also heavy with fruit.
Kale is still weirdly going strong through this heat, but the spinach has bolted. Scallions are nearly ready for harvest. I think my bush beans are diseased as they’re only now growing beans and all 3 varieties of peas I planted failed.
I have high hopes for what’s coming, especially the mortgage lifter tomato stalk that is growing out of control and those lil sugar babies.🍉
If any of you live on the Wasatch Front (or Wasatch Back) and need a sturdy 3 speed bike at half the retail price, send me a message today. I will be listing my bike locally tonight or tomorrow so get it before someone else does! It’s an Electra Amsterdam “ladies” model with all the bells and whistles.
#NotJustHello is a recent Twitter dialogue (started by @Karnythia) on how street harassment is not just about men not being able to say “hello” to women (though all who experience street harassment aren’t necessarily “women” or ID as such). Above are some of my tweets during that conversation. The idea that it is women “preventing” hello is not just a violently gross lie, but a mass oversimplification of the verbal/physical abuse and even sexual assault/murder that comes about via street harassment.
Anyone who thinks all I describe above is okay clearly supports violence. None of these actions (and I’ve experienced much worse; some I don’t even discuss online) above are about saying “hello.” It’s one of the reasons why I included "so I can’t say hello?" in my Street Harassment and Street Harassment + Misogynoir BINGO card, that I included again in this post.
The first time I posted the BINGO card is in my recent post about my experiences, my writing on street harassment as experienced as a Black woman and the anti-street harassment chat #YouOkSis (by @Russian_Starr and @FeministaJones) scheduled for Thursday, July 10th at 12pm. In this aforementioned post (and within my years of writing on the topic) I address why some people want Black women silenced on this topic (and in general) and how the racist and anti-intersectional mainstream media framing and centering of White women as the only victims of street harassment with Black men as only perpetrators removes other men’s culpability and again, silences Black women. This is a time and space for Black women to speak our truths.
Related Post: Street Harassment Is Violence (Essay Compilation)
Anonymous said: ok so that post wait fedje as in that little island fedje???
I don’t know what post you mean, but if it’s Fedje, it’s Fedje.
Amelia Earhart deep-see diving off Block Island, 07/25/1929. This photograph, part of the series Photographic File of the Paris Bureau of the New York Times, was taken a day after Earhart’s thirty-second birthday and about 18 months before she penned her bold letter on marriage to her future husband.
Complement with Earhart on drive, education, and human nature.
(via Today’s Document)
Cooling off inside, been working trying to keep the vegetable patch from drying out. The rest of my little meadow has become a tinderbox.
Wtf?! How the hell does that work?!
Did you consider googleing this to see what she was referring to? Because I wasn’t sure either, but sure enough, a quick google search found:
The report, Gender and Climate Change(available here as a PDF), concludes that women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles and because of discrimination and poverty. To make matters worse, they’re also underrepresented in decision-making about climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, and, most critically, discussions and decisions about adaptation and mitigation. From the report:For example, the 20,000 people who died in France during the extreme heat wave in Europe in 2003 included significantly more elderly women than men. In natural disasters that have occurred in recent years, both in developing and in developed countries, it is primarily the poor who have suffered—and all over the world, the majority of the poor are women, who at all levels earn less than men. In developing countries, women living in poverty bear a disproportionate burden of climate change consequences. Because of women’s marginalized status and dependence on local natural resources, their domestic burdens are increased, including additional work to fetch water, or to collect fuel and fodder. In some areas, climate change generates resource shortages and unreliable job markets, which lead to increased male-out migration and more women left behind with additional agricultural and households duties. Poor women’s lack of access to and control over natural resources, technologies and credit mean that they have fewer resources to cope with seasonal and episodic weather and natural disasters. Consequently traditional roles are reinforced, girls’ education suffers, and women’s ability to diversify their livelihoods (and therefore their capacity to access income-generating jobs) is diminished.
The report notes examples from other sources, including this:An Oxfam Report (March 2005) on the impact of the 2004 Asia Tsunami on women raised alarms about gender imbalances since the majority of those killed and among those least able to recover were women. In Aceh, for example, more than 75 percent of those who died were women, resulting in a male-female ratio of 3:1 among the survivors. As so many mothers died, there have been major consequences with respect to infant mortality, early marriage of girls, neglect of girls’ education, sexual assault, trafficking in women and prostitution. These woes, however, are largely neglected in the media coverage.
And this:In a study executed on behalf of ACTIONAID in 1993-1994 in the Himalayan region of Nepal, it became clear that environmental degradation has compounded stress within households and pressure on scarce resources. This meant that the pressure on children, particularly girl children, to do more work and at an earlier age was increasing. Girls do the hardiest work, have the least say and the fewest education options. Programmes that concentrate only on sending more girls to school were failing as the environmental and social conditions of the families deteriorated.
Amazing what a 5 second google search will teach you.
— Jim Harrison, The Theory & Practice of Rivers quoted in Raven’s Exile by Ellen Meloy
Look at this nerd.