As Dee asks on void-star.net – Best Colouring book ever?
QoT at Ideologically Impure has curated a fine collection of writing from Down Under bloggers over the month of August-
None of the various proposals to ameliorate these well-documented patterns of hostility and condescension online address the basic disconnect that is rooted in persistent gender stereotypes: that what many women see as being fundamentally political issues are simply not acknowledged as part of “politics” by the mainstream – they’re supposedly just personal problems.
When one particular question on an exam paper is literally incomprehensible for the whole class when they compare notes afterwards – not just one or two students, but every single one of them agreed that they had no idea what the jargon used in the question even meant – is it the students’ problem that nobody understands the question, or is it the teacher’s problem that nobody understood the question?
SPOILERS for Let’s Kill Hitler: Very interesting review, which clarifies several points that have been bothering me about Moff-era who, although I don’t agree with all of it.
We think the rich are too rich. But they’re even richer..
[TW for violently abusive language towards a woman] For those who haven’t come across this story, it starts when a man and a woman in New York came across each other on the OKCupid dating website and went out twice, were each less than enthralled with the other, and moved on. So far, so ordinary.
We can be sure of a few things in this decade. The sun will rise in the east, Andrew Blot will be an embarrassing prat, and some clothing/shoe company or chain will publish an ad with a demeaning sexist image which they will swear on their lives is totally not demeaning or sexist, but edgy and artistic! In this case,… Read more →
As an economist and a feminist I can’t tell you irritating I find articles like this one from Lucy Kippist in The Punch, “Screw equal pay; what do women really want?” Academics and feminists who continue to prioritise the closing the gender-oriented wage gap disregard the huge list of unmanageable priorities that come with a top job. Kippist is getting… Read more →
Today’s otter comes via Hilary Chambers on flickr.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? […] Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
Guess how many competent and positive responses sie received to “just asking nicely”. Go on.
Some music for your weekend. Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “When We Swam” Gotye “Somebody That I used to know” Share this post? No related posts.
From Japanese-British artist, Sputniko! More here: She talks about her “Menstruation Machine” as coming out of a love of high-tech – she studied computer science before moving into the arts – coupled to a woman’s frustration with it. “Technology is so advanced nowadays, so why do I bleed every month, why do I hurt every month?,” she asks. Under the… Read more →
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