Kos thinks women (well, specifically Kathy Sierra) whine unjustifiably about being harassed online, which is not a big deal, apparently. Bitch PhD explains to him that he is being an arse, as do quite a few Kossacks. Kos and Bitch are both right about the unpracticability of some universal blog civility code, as I ranted about a bit in the… Read more →
While I applaud the sentiment of those advocating a formal bloggers’ code of conduct, I think their approach is ultimately doomed to failure.
The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed some slight changes to the links in the banner/header of the blog. This is mostly just reorganisation of existing material, but I’d hate any of you to miss out on the recently added “About Lauredhel: a FAQ” subpage linked to from the “About the Hoydens” page. Share this post? No related posts.
I’ve begun a side venture for feminist discussion, loosely affiliated with Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog, for those readers so inclined. Seeing as how bloggers aren’t always posting on the issues you wish to discuss, and some folks really don’t like commenting on blogs anyhow, I’ve set up a mailing list for feminists and feminist-friendly posters only. The advantages are… Read more →
Thanks for all the guesses on the pink-M logo. All is now revealed: Tigtog, Joules, Mel, you were right on with the mummy-marketing interpretation. Tigtog, you win Lauredhel’s Grade-A Cynic Prize of the Week – you were dead right. Before you read any further, please read my footnote. I spotted this logo at the Mike Brady’s blog, Boycott Nestle. (SMA… Read more →
If you’ve ever wondered why I describe myself as having a curmudgeonly streak, this strip might give you a clue. originally uploaded at xkcd I would absolutely both think of flipping the clock to 24 hour time and do it, too. The only trouble is, I am also exactly the sort of geeky procrastinator who would factor the time while… Read more →
See this logo? What do you think it looks like? What do you think it’s on? Edited to add: all is now revealed. Share this post? Related posts: Gone too far? Salma Hayek cross-nurses needy baby in Africa Mailbag: Junk mail and Code breaches Infant formula industry fights back in China, lies about WHO Code breaches
Crossposted at Larvatus Prodeo This is the frothing, eye-bulging reaction from some of the screeching warmonkeys pounding their keyboards in the US to the peaceful resolution of the British sailors’ hostage situation in Iran. Michelle Malkin, who has described the British personnel as “cringeworthy”, links approvingly to Townhall.com, where Dean Barnett commences the outrage: A few weeks ago, 15 British… Read more →
Some people think we’re rather odd for avoiding buying firearm toys for the Lad. Some of them, politely, keep it to themselves. Others make loud, condescending Pfffft! noises, and spit rather scornfully at us for being “first-time” parents trapped in our own la-la-land of unrealistic self-expectations and ridiculous ideals. “But all boys make weapon toys”, they say, “whether they’re exposed… Read more →
Jessica Valenti, the executive editor at Feministing, writes in The Guardian on cyberbullying in light of the threats made against Kathy Sierra. Valenti had her own problems with online harassment last year after attending a bloggers’ lunch with former President Bill Clinton, which generated widespread hysteria from partisan misogynists that she discusses in the article. Sierra thinks that online threats,… Read more →
So, what exactly is the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio anyway? There doesn’t seem to be a distinguishable difference in taste. Share this post? Related posts: Women, food, advertising Sydney Hoydenizens: Anyone up for Yuletide Drinks? Sat’dy arvo abouttohaveanap-blogging Friday wine blogging
Today I went to a morning tea gathering. A pleasant surprise was that N. was there, who used to babysit my kids and who now has a delightful 11-month-old baby of her own. As I was making kissy-faces at the baby, I was a bit startled at the level of pink the bub was wearing. Not just the overall, but… Read more →
I went to the bookstore last night, and I’m not quite sure what’s going to happen to my brane over the next week. My downstairs book is Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon. My upstairs book is Terry Pratchett’s Wintersmith. My car book (for when I’m waiting in the car, I don’t read-drive) is an oldish Ruth Rendell thriller, for a bit of… Read more →
If you join in the comments thread challenge over at Larvatus Prodeo, you can add a lustre to your day as you: 1. Mock Paris Hilton 2. Mock Senator John McCain (R, Ariz) 3. Make your doubts about the war in Iraq even more obvious to all and sundry 4. Make the LP bloggers laugh hard enough to cough up… Read more →