Day: 2009-08-22

Belated Friday Hoyden: Ada Lovelace

A big hat tip, or a doff rather, with a big Victorian-era hat – something tall and full of mercury— to Nabs, who has sent me a link to the most wonderful thing on the entire Internets.

No, not the guy who can catch a laptop in his buttocks, although that is definitely up there. I mean the Lovelace and Babbage graphic novel / blog.

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Today’s Asian small-clawed otter was born at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo in April. Via the Florida Alligator, via The Daily Otter. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything… Read More ›

On unexamined privileges and unconscious behaviours

Is there anyone reading along here who knows enough feminist theory to grok the concept of unexamined privilege who doesn’t believe in unconscious/subconscious sexism? Surely we all know by now that many if not most of the most insidious and difficult to change sexist behaviours are those that operate as unexamined habits rather than conscious choices.