yoko ono

Ruminations on a Song

by Cara April 29, 2009

In 1972, John Lennon, with a new and growing interest in women’s liberation, thanks primarily to his relationship with Yoko Ono, wrote and recorded a song called “Woman is the Nigger of the World.”  The phrase, it bears noting, was coined by Yoko Ono in 1969, and John later decided to write a strangely and [...]

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Things That Pain Me

by Cara April 6, 2009

Seeing Yoko Ono appear on mainstream American television, appear not to discuss John Lennon but to talk about her own artwork, and even better being treated respectfully by the hosts of said television show . . . only to have her use that time to reinforce dangerous and pervasive myths about disability.  Indeed, knowing that [...]

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Happy Birthday, Yoko!

by Cara February 18, 2009

And many more! Thanks to a fab feminist for all that she has done, how she has persevered in all that she has been put up against, and all of the beautiful work that she continues to do.  We love you, Yoko! Image is Yoko Ono at her 75th birthday party from last year, with [...]

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Yoko Ono on Yoko-Hate

by Cara January 17, 2009

Yoko Ono has publicly spoken in the past about the hatred directed at her, but I felt particularly compelled to post these brand new comments from an interview given to the Standford News Service.  The interviewer asks some very direct questions about the treatment she received from the public, and they tie in very nicely [...]

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Yoko Ono: A Feminist Analysis (Addendum: Just Like Starting Over)

by Cara January 7, 2009

Introduction: Oh Yoko! Part One: The Ballad of John and Yoko Part Two: Don’t Let Me Down Part Three: Woman A few months ago, I finally joined Facebook. Knowing that Yoko Ono has stayed technologically up to speed, I wanted to see if she had a page (it’s here), and ended up perusing “groups” with [...]

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Yoko Ono: A Feminist Analysis (Part Three: Woman)

by Cara January 3, 2009

Introduction: Oh Yoko! Part One: The Ballad of John and Yoko Part Two: Don’t Let Me Down I don’t know if John Lennon ever loved his first wife Cynthia or not, but I do know that by all accounts except for Cynthia’s own, he didn’t want to marry her. He got her pregnant. John married [...]

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Yoko Ono: A Feminist Analysis (Part Two: Don’t Let Me Down)

by Cara December 27, 2008

Introduction: Oh Yoko! Part One: The Ballad of John and Yoko Popular myth tells us that Yoko Ono didn’t only break up the Beatles, which has been the focus of my other posts so far; she also fucked up John Lennon really bad. John, they’d have you believe, was the brilliant best friend of fellow-genius [...]

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Yoko Ono: A Feminist Analysis (Part One: The Ballad of John and Yoko)

by Cara December 20, 2008

Introduction: Oh Yoko! Ah, the Beatles. Perhaps the most brilliant musicians to ever live. Innovators. Loved by millions. Smart, charming, lovable goofballs. Endlessly fascinating personalities. And yet, not always the nicest guys. No, they were not only all capable of being assholes (though some more than others), they also tended to fall into that group [...]

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Yoko Ono: A Feminist Analysis (Introduction: Oh Yoko!)

by Cara December 15, 2008

For J. I think you would have loved these five posts perhaps more than anyone. I wish you could have read them. I’ve mentioned in passing before that I had intentions to write a feminist analysis of the culture treatment of and perception towards Yoko Ono.  Desiring to make sure that I’m not retreading on [...]

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HRC: And One Other Thing

by Cara July 24, 2008

I’ll be entirely honest: when I saw Hillary Clinton, one of the first things I thought after “wow, that’s Hillary Clinton” was “wow, she’s so pretty.” Hillary has been attacked for her appearance an awful lot throughout her career. She’s been called ugly, “too” masculine, fat and so on. Allow me to be clear: even [...]

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