Thursday, November 19, 2015

Women -scene 14

Τhe year one thousand five hundred sixty-three,
in an impressive synod hall lined with beech,
after very stubborn and strong dissent,
the ''Concilium Tridentinum'', ie Council of Trent
managed with difficulty to give vent
but many members certainly resent....

It took twenty one days to decide

(finally the council not shied)
that women have souls indeed..
Since then the chains were freed 
and they excelled so much in each area
so many misogynist caught up hysteria ..

Women have always been οppressed
from the depths of centuries, in East and West.
Despite all this some of them, since ancient times,
have forced men to feel inferior sometimes.

My mind inevitably runs to the wisdom of Hypatia of Alexandria 

and at the two famous queens Elizabeth I and Victoria

I will mention some  more women like Marie Curie
which let us consider there as an honoree...
Also Indira Gandhi or Catherine the Great,
or my beloved wife Cathy who is always irate,
or my brilliant sister Kelly in Michigan state,
or my gorgeous muses, Maddy, Elina, Kate,
which in order to seduce a man should be the perfect bait..

In our times women are active everywhere
but until recently no one was aware
that the last male castle was untouched
and a Greek woman a few days ago breached.

In the ultra marathon from Athens to Sparta, Markakou Stella
running in the footsteps of ancient runners like gazella,

finished first, sending out to all women the message,
that the blocked road with obstacles, is now a free passage.

                                                                      to be continued...

                                         A Rap Opera or Hip Hopera 

Story Script scene-by-scene
____________________________________________  by Odysseus Heavilayias

Language adjustments and text adaptation Kellene G Safis
Digital adaptation and text editing Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga

Council of Trent, At Council of Trent (1545-1563) in Trento, Northern Italy, it took one day to decide that animals don’t have souls but 21 days to decide that woman actually do have souls.  
Latin: Concilium Tridentinum), held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento (Trent) and Bologna, northern Italy, was one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils. 

Prompted by the Protestant Reformation, it has been described as the embodiment of the Counter-Reformation.[1] Four hundred years later, when Pope John XXIII initiated preparations for the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), he affirmed the decrees it had issued: "What was, still is."
As well as decrees,[3] the Council issued condemnations of what it defined to be heresies committed by Protestantism and, in response to them, key statements and clarifications of the Church's doctrine and teachings. These addressed a wide range of subjects, including scripture, the Biblical canon, sacred tradition, original sin, justification, salvation, the sacraments, the Mass and the veneration of saints.

The Council met for twenty-five sessions between 13 December 1545 and 4 December 1563, all in Trento (then the capital of the Prince-Bishopric of Trent in the Holy Roman Empire), apart from the ninth to eleventh sessions held in Bologna during 1547. 
Pope Paul III, who convoked the Council, presided over these and the first eight sessions (1545–47), while the twelfth to sixteenth sessions (1551–52) were overseen by Pope Julius III and the seventeenth to twenty-fifth sessions (1562–63) by Pope Pius IV.

Marie Curie
* Marie Curie  Nobel Prize in Physics 1903  
Born: 7 November 1867, Warsaw, RussianEmpire (now Poland)
The 1897 discovery of radioactivity by Henri Becquerel inspired Marie Curie to investigate further this phenomenon. She examined several substances and minerals for radioactivity and found that the mineral pitchblende was more active than uranium and concluded that it must contain other radioactive substances. She managed to extract two previously unknown elements: polonium and radium, both of them more radioactive than uranium.

Have Women Always Been Oppressed? For centuries biologically based arguments have been used to portray as ‘natural’ and ‘eternal’ inequality and the ‘division of labour’ between men and women – with women having responsibility for children and the family and men being the economic providers.
Today, most women would burst out laughing if they were told that they earn less money than men because they have broad hips, because their brains are smaller or because of their reproductive organs. Science and social attitudes have moved on! But, even in the 21st century, evolutionary psychologists tell us that ‘universal’ behaviours such as male promiscuity, rape and violence against women, and even men not ironing, are determined by our genes, which are the product of natural selection. The arguments may have become more ‘sophisticated’ but the idea that ‘biology is destiny’ has not disappeared.

Hypatia of Alexandria

* Hypatia of Alexandria was the first woman to make a substantial contribution to the development of mathematics. Hypatia was the daughter of the mathematician and philosopher Theon of Alexandria and it is fairly certain that she studied mathematics under the guidance and instruction of her father. It is rather remarkable that Hypatia became head of the Platonist school at Alexandria in about 400 AD. There she lectured on mathematics and philosophy, in particular teaching the philosophy of Neoplatonism. Hypatia based her teachings on those of Plotinus, the founder of Neoplatonism, and Iamblichus who was a developer of Neoplatonism around 300 AD.

Plotinus taught that there is an ultimate reality which is beyond the reach of thought or language. The object of life was to aim at this ultimate reality which could never be precisely described. Plotinus stressed that people did not have the mental capacity to fully understand both the ultimate reality itself or the consequences of its existence. Iamblichus distinguished further levels of reality in a hierarchy of levels beneath the ultimate reality. There was a level of reality corresponding to every distinct thought of which the human mind was capable. Hypatia taught these philosophical ideas with a greater scientific emphasis than earlier followers of Neoplatonism. She is described by all commentators as a charismatic teacher.

Elizabeth I Queen 
of England and Ireland
* Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. 

Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.

*Queen of the United Kingdom  
of Great Britain and Ireland

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

From 1 May 1876, she had the additional title of Empress of India.

   Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi

* Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi née Nehru; 19 November 1917 – 31 October 1984) was the first female Prime Minister of India and central figure of the Indian National Congress party. Indira Gandhi, who served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, is the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of India and the only woman to hold the office.

Stella Markakou  

* Stella Markakou Touching moments unfold on Agora Thissio with the arrival of Stella Markakou when she fell into the arms of her coach, wrapped both with the Greek flag. 

 She had completed the ultra marathon Athens - Sparta in 106 hours and 45 minutes...


* Muse, A person who serves as an artist's inspiration. Often filmmakers talk about a certain actor being a muse — meaning the actor inspired a movie. Writers, painters, musicians, and other artists have muses. Muse can also refer to thinking deeply. If you muse about something, you're giving it serious thought. You can't muse in five seconds. People muse on certain ideas for years.

* Kelly,  National Director, Sales 
Contract National Accounts Whirlpool
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* Kelly wrote:  Women are not superior and Men are not superior, but we are superior together. 
You did an exceptional job this week! You do a great job every week, but you did an exceptional job this week. Hardly any corrections were needed. And of course you can use me in your poem I am honored to be mentioned. And honored that you wrote a women about women and our fight to have a place in the world.  
Kelly is ''Language adjustments and text adaptation'' of our blogs

* Maddy...

* Maddy wrote: If I am not mistaking... you mean that I am a timeless muse who takes us back to our youth...

Elina, a source of artistic

* Elina wrote: Thank you for asking me always 
before you write about me.  It was an honor 
to be invited. I enjoy every word of it. 

Kate, web designer Digital
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* Kate wrote: Beautiful Inspirations. 
I was honored to have been mentioned 
in your poem... 
Your blog is a place of life's beauty, 
love and hope.
I so much appreciate your work, 

* Odysseas wrote: “A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.”     ― Shannon L. Alder 


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