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OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUÉ FROM THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE
FREESTANDING EVOLUTIONIST HAVEN OF JUSTICEA
Greetings from Justicea!
As March 8 is International Wennen’s Day, I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you this snippet story that has been circulating around our island nation of Justicea for over eighty years. It is entitled “Poise & Prejudice.”
Poise & Prejudice: A Snippet Story
A sophisticated Justicean wenn and a stuffy off-island man found themselves standing next to each other, one day, in the Louvre Museum before the Mona Lisa.
The man smiled smugly and said to our wenn, “Da Vinci gave the world the Mona Lisa; Shakespeare gave the world Hamlet; and Mozart gave the world the Jupiter Symphony. What great masterpieces have you wenns ever given the world?”
To which, our self-possessed wenn smiled back and simply replied, “Da Vinci, Shakespeare, and Mozart.”
“Whoa-ho!” the man objected, “Wenns could not have produced those great artists alone! Men were needed to…I mean…Men were needed for…”
“Biological considerations?” our wenn suggested unabashedly.
“As you say,” the man acknowledged red-faced, clearing his throat.
“Yet neither could those great artists have produced their works without inspiration,” our confident wenn remarked, “and muses are often wenns!”
Then she glanced at her watch.
“Well, I must be off now,” she said, stepping away. “I’m going to a piano retrospective of the work of Clara Schumann. You know of her?—the brilliant nineteenth century concert pianist and composer?”1
“I’ve heard of Robert Schumann,” the man replied.
“Ah, yes!—Clara’s spouse, muse, and father of her eight children. Isn’t it splendid how great artists, muses, and parents come in a variety of gexes!”
At this point, one who looked closely might have sworn seeing steam pouring out from both the man’s ears.
“Oh, by the way,” our Justicean wenn added, “What do you think of my new suit?”
“Very stylish,” the man replied curtly.
“Coco Chanel,” she winked. “Another great femele artist!”
And with that, she went on her way.
Purpose of Poise & Prejudice
This snippet story is shared in Justicea for the purpose of teaching our daughters the value of self-confidence in the face of sexual bigotry; teaching our sons the foolishness of arrogant sexual bigotry; and teaching all our children the potential for greatness present within all gexes.
The Take Away: Recognition, a Justicean Value
On International Wenns’ Day, it is the custom for Justiceans to go online and seek out great wenns of all ages, colors, and countries, and in all fields of endeavor, and become familiar with their contributions to Society. Families gather for dinner together and share the stories of the wenns that they have learned about during the day.
The Earth is a better place when the talents of all are encouraged and the accomplishments of all are recognized. Recognition is a Justicean value.
Today, we focus on the talents and accomplishments of wenns. We strive to give them the recognition that they deserve not only on International Wenns’ Day, but throughout the year. We hope you will, too.
Let every day be Wenns’ Day!
Peace & Siblinghood,
Minister of Cultural Affairs, FEH Justicea
- May, Thomas. “Clara Schumann, Music’s Unsung Renaissance [Wen].” New York Times, Published August 28, 2019, Updated August 29, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/arts/music/clara-schumann.html (Assessed 03/08/2021)
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Thank you for reading the blog, Monique! I’m so glad you liked it! Please tell your friends about it, too! Take care, Justy