My third essay for my Women and the Civil Rights Movement online class was a bit rough, I again didn’t spend as much time with it as I wanted, and I also left good historical scholarship to go on an extended rant, but it got good reviews, so here it is: Respectability is usually employed [...]
IBM has made a cute little movie, the smallest movie in the world, since every single dot in this movie is actually a single atom that has been moved there on purpose with a scanning tunnel microscope. Thankfully, it’s a boy and his atom and not a girl and her atom. Girls don’t do tech, [...]
This is worrying. Wikipedia editors are moving female novelists into an American Female Novelists list, while the male authors remain in the American Novelists list.
SF Pride uninvited Bradley Manning as Grand Marshall (Daniel Ellsberg was supposed to stand in) because of protests (from -no surprise- a military LGBT group). And the decision has been made ex cathedra by the board of the parade, they claim it was an error, a single person’s decision, that person had been disciplined and [...]
Here’s a couple of companies who come together as Imbornto to collect money for baby’s health (‘March of Dimes‘), and also to remind you not to do business with them unless you choose to be ignorant about how gender is socially constructed, in which case you are welcome to follow along with this advertisement [...]
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a disciplinary technique, and by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the disciplinarian culture. This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.
Never believe something just because you want it to be true