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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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8 responses to “Made of Win”

  1. tigtog

    Lots of great comments in the discussion there, but this one from LSG sums up a lot of my own reaction:

    I’m delurking to add my thanks — not just for expressing how I, as a woman, feel about men, but for articulating how I, as a white, het, cis, temporarily able, thin, raised Christian, well-educated, extremely privileged woman, affect many of the people around me. I know I have to work to be trusted, I know it to my toes, but it’s extremely easy to slip into complacency and think that being somewhat self-reflective inoculates me against prejudice, oppression and cruelty. It’s easy to let the ‘whine’ slip into my thoughts — “but I’m trying…” Every sentence you wrote was a painful little jolt of recognition, from the perspective of oppression and the perspective of privilege. Thank you.

  2. SunlessNick

    There is the perplexity at my fury that my life experience is not considered more relevant than the opinionated pronouncements of men who make a pastime of informal observation, like womanhood is an exotic locale which provides magnificent fodder for the amateur ethnographer. And there is the haughty dismissal of my assertion that being on the outside looking in doesn’t make one more objective; it merely provides a different perspective.

    Coupled with the common meme that experience sharpens the perceptions of men, but only clouds those of women.

  3. tigtog

    the common meme that experience sharpens the perceptions of men, but only clouds those of women

    Ugh. How true.

  4. Anna

    I feel that way about disability all the fucking time and it’s part of why I don’t interact much anymore with the Greater Feminist Blogosphere.

    Which I don’t say to take away from the point, but to add to it, I hope.

  5. Anna

    Oh shoot, Tigtog, it looks like the last code push took out the bit where you can subscribe to a thread without commenting.

  6. Lauredhel

    Anna: I was thinking exactly the same thing about disability, both with the post, and with the quoted LSG comment.

    I agree that it can be handy to be able to have an email subscription to individual threads without commenting. In the meantime, if it is of any use to you, you can get a feed for all comments or for individual comment threads. The individual comment feed for this thread is here: http://viv.id.au/blog/20090815.6249/made-of-win/feed/

    You can find it for each thread by clicking the blue RSS symbol or box at the right of the URL bar, if you’re using Firefox or Safari (I can’t speak for other browsers) – the feed options will pop up there.

  7. tigtog

    Hi Anna,

    looks like the last code push took out the bit where you can subscribe to a thread without commenting

    That plugin hasn’t managed to make that feature upgrade properly with the latest version of WordPress, it appears. It’s on my to-do list, but I’m waiting for a reply from a support forum.

    But yes, in the meantime the comments feed for any post shows up in the URL bar of some browsers as Lauredhel notes, and for anyone else you should be able to subscribe manually with your feedreader just by using the post’s URL with a trailing slash and then add “feed/”.

  8. SunlessNick

    I feel that way about disability all the fucking time and it’s part of why I don’t interact much anymore with the Greater Feminist Blogosphere.

    I do too when it comes to mental health issues.

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