I'm Jean Hannah Edelstein, a writer, editor and author. This used to be my personal blog, but now I just use it for amusing and interesting internet ephemera. Head to www.jeanhannahedelstein.com for the full-strength version of what I'm thinking and writing.
Arthur and I constantly listened and sang along to a couple of our grandpa’s Tom Lehrer LPs when we were kids, which meant that I knew all the words to most of his songs, including the really salty ones, and including this one, even though I still don’t really know who Wernher von Braun is. Gosh, that must have been cute. Today is Tom Lehrer’s 85th birthday. Happy birthday, Mr Lehrer!
We went to see this last night, and I thought, ‘this may be the worst film I’ve ever seen, it’s like when my brother and I used to put on plays using the living room drapes as theatre curtains except with a high budget!’ But because it was in German I also thought, ‘maybe this is a wonderful film, an important and incisive satire, and I just don’t get it because I only understand 50% of the dialogue!’
But then afterwards the Germans who I was with confirmed that it was Scheisse and I felt much better.
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2013, singers and musicians around the world united to create ‘One Woman’, a rallying cry inspiring listeners to join the drive for women’s rights and gender equality.
This year, International Women’s day focuses on ending violence against women – a human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women.