Archive for the 'history' Category

Hillary Clinton & Park Geun-hye: a progressive feminist analysis of presidential politics in the US & Korea

Friday, January 13th, 2017 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, LGBT, Politics

Hillary Clinton & Park Geun-hye: a progressive feminist analysis of presidential politics in the US & Korea by Pauline Park   Park Geun-hye is the first woman elected president of the Republic of Korea as well as the first president of the republic to be impeached. Hillary Clinton was the first woman to be nominated [...]

I want a president… (10.17.16)

Monday, October 17th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: health care, history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics

I want a president… by Pauline Park 17 October 2016 I want a president who reflects my values, not the values of the Wall Street oligarchy as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump do. I want a president who stands up to Islamophobia and all forms of bigotry instead of fanning the flames of prejudice and [...]

Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war

Monday, May 30th, 2016 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Politics

Memorial Day 2016 reflections on war I’m watching all of the media coverage of Memorial Day parades and thinking about how superficial and simplistic it all is. War is never good, but is occasionally necessary (the Civil War, World War II); but most wars are unnecessary (the Hundred Years’ War, Hideyoshi’s invasion of Korea, the [...]

Hillary Clinton is not my abuela

Thursday, December 24th, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: history, Politics, Religion, spirituality

Hillary Clinton is not my abuela by Pauline Park “7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela“ has provoked overwhelmingly negative reactions from Latinos and Latinos. Within hours of the posting of the absurd piece of #Hispandering on HillaryClinton.com on Dec. 21, outraged Latinas took to Twitter to denounce Hillary with the hashtags #NotMyAbuela [...]

Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee (11.7.15)

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 one Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Queens

Coming Full Circle: The Journey of a Transgendered Korean Adoptee By Pauline Park Queens College 7 November 15 I was born in Korea in 1960 and returned earlier this year – in June/July 2015 – my first time in the land of my birth since I left at the age of seven months old and [...]

Korea 2015: return to the motherland

Friday, October 30th, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, queer API, Religion, spirituality

Korea 2015: return to the motherland by Pauline Park In June 2015, I returned to Korea for the first time since I left at the age of seven and-a-half months old; it was a momentous trip. These are some photos from the month I spent in the Land of the Morning Calm. June 15 I [...]

QAIA & the pinkwashing of the NYC Council trip to apartheid Israel

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, New York City, Politics, Religion, Transgender Rights

QAIA & the pinkwashing of the NYC Council trip to apartheid Israel speech at New York City Hall Pauline Park 22 January 2015 I’m a member of New York City Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (NYC QAIA) and I’m hear to talk briefly about the pernicious influence of the ‘pinkwashing‘ of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. [...]

ESPA dishonors the LGBT community by honoring Chris Quinn & Louis Bradbury

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, LGBT, New York City, Politics

ESPA dishonors the LGBT community by honoring Chris Quinn & Louis Bradbury By Pauline Park The Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation will be honoring Christine Quinn and Louis Bradbury at its annual fall dinner on Oct. 16, which is enough reason to boycott the dinner. “As Chair of the Board of the Empire State Pride Agenda, [...]

Gaza mourns in angst & pain

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, history, Israel/Palestine, music, Politics, Religion, spirituality

  The unprecedented assault on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military this week brought to mind a hymn whose text was written by Johann Heermann in 1636, “Zion klagt mit Angst und Schmerzen” (Zion mourns with anxiety and pain); all one needs to do is substitute ‘Gaza’ for ‘Zion’ and the hymn could be sung [...]

Burgundy & the Four Great Dukes of the West

Friday, June 20th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, history

Rogier Van der Weyden’s only surviving miniature depicts Duke Philip the Good & his son Charles (the future ‘Charles the Bold’) receiving the homage of the author of the Chronicles of Hainault (Le duc de Bourgogne Philippe le Bon et son fils Charles (futur Téméraire) reçoivent l’hommage de l’auteur des Chroniques du Hainault). From 1364-1477, the [...]

Gauguin: exoticization, primitivism & paganism

Monday, June 9th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: arts and culture, history, Religion, spirituality

“‘Gauguin: Metamorphoses,’ which opens on Friday at MoMA in New York, recasts the artist as an altogether darker figure, closer to Edvard Munch and the dark pre-Freudians of Northern Europe than the post-impressionist confraternity of Van Gogh, Seurat and Cézanne,” Jason Farago wrote in his review (“Gauguin: Metamorphoses review – ‘Forceful, disturbing, obscene’,” Guardian, 6 [...]

Jerusalem Day 2014

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 No Commented
Categorized Under: history, Israel/Palestine, LGBT, Politics

May 28 is ‘Jerusalem Day’ (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim), “an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services” (Wikipedia). But for Palestinians, Jerusalem Day [...]