14. Feb, 2022

#RiseCreateReclaim #RiseInSolidarity #1BillionRising

Picture taken from the One Billion Rising homepage

"WHAT IS ONE BILLION RISING? 1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. Every February, we rise – in countries across the world – to show our local communities and the world what one billion looks like and shine a light on the rampant impunity and injustice that survivors most often face. We rise through dance to express joy and community and celebrate the fact that we have not been defeated by this violence. We rise to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable." -- Today is the day for dancing.

I have a mom, two sisters, a wife and three daughters, more than 50% of my colleagues in the department are female, and so on. So this is a topic that is also around me, exactly why I pick it up today. All further details are available from the their homepage. Keep on moving.

Quick reference to the Super Bowl from yesterday. Nick the Dolphin was right with his forecast until close to the end of the game. He possibly could not see beyond the final 2-minute warning 🤔. Besides the game their was a real hype around the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar. My personal opinion: On TV the sound was really bad and not in sync with the playback of the singers, too much visual design and not enough musical content. The show video on the NFL homepage was better, but the general feedback does not match my opinion, maybe an age issue 😎? One should not argue about taste ...

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