The API Blog Expanded and Improved!

The API Blog is now available to all interested parties to post original material and comments. Those who already have accounts can continue to access the blog as usual. All other submissions and comments to:

 APIBlogmaster@gmail.com

Submissions and comments must be consistent with the API’s:

1. VISION: about discourse on matters of public interest, based on sound philosophical methods and analysis.

2. MISSION: to promote and sustain philosophical research, improve our quality of life by offering platforms for informed discussion, provide leadership and excellence in philosophical discourse for our communities, associates, members, and partners

3. CORE VALUES: of knowledge, collaboration, respect, dignity, compassion

Inappropriate material will not be posted.

‘An Introduction to Queer Women's Fashion History’ (Part One) from ‘That Can’t Be True!’ (Seattle NOW) by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

LGBTQ+ women have been impacting the fashion world and the world at large forever however we rarely get to hear about the history of queer women at all yet alone their fashion. This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been people advocating for and teaching these histories. Hopefully reading this article will inspire you to learn more about the history and the resources list will give you at least a few places to start.

'Sexism in Women’s Sports History' from ‘That Can’t Be True!’ (Seattle NOW) by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch, and fellow NOW writer Katie Marie

It feels as though we should have left behind old sexist ideas around women’s health and anatomy, however it is frightening just how many of them seem to have stuck around and still play a role in society's perceptions of women in sports. While this article obviously can’t cover all of the instances in which oppressive patriarchal ideas impact modern women’s sports we hope to highlight a few.

‘Hedy Lamarr’ from the ‘Inspiring Women Series’ (Seattle NOW) - by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems. However like many women before and after her she is not credited or remembered for all that she did especially as an inventor, a field that rarely allowed women in the door.

Some Philosophical Quotes Attributed to Albert Einstein – Hat-tip Alla Marchenko

“I didn't arrive at my understanding of the fundamental laws of the universe through my rational mind.”

“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. Matter is spirit reduced to point of visibility. There is no matter.”

‘INSPIRING QUEER WOMEN’ from “THAT CAN’T BE TRUE!” (Seattle NOW) – with a contribution by Youth Director of the API, Stella Crouch

“That Can’t Be True!”

is a new monthly feature on the Seattle NOW website where we’ll share young feminist opinions on various images, articles, poems, books, and experiences. All of the content that will be posted caught our attention at one point and quite literally made us think, “that can’t be true!”

French Lyrics to Leonard Cohen’s ‘Bird on the Wire’ (translated by Serge Lama):

Paroles : Vivre tout seul / Bird on the wire 

Je veux vivre 
Tout seul 
Libre comme 
Un oiseau sur son fil 
Sans famille 
Sans femme 
Et sans amis 

Je veux vivre 
Tout seul 
Rien que moi 
De face et de profil 
Sans visa 
Sans papiers 
Et sans pays 

J'en ai marre 
De toujours faire le beau 
De sourire 
Quand j'ai mal dans mon coeur 
J'en ai marre 
Je veux monter plus haut