Hah, thanks for following up. The twitter format can be quite limiting.
I also find the term feminazi to be incredibly derogatory, and don’t think it applies to any but the most far fringe elements of the feminist bandwagon - and only then because they have adopted the term for themselves. The line of what defines extremism in any group is quite arbitrary, and referencing myself as a feminazi was just meant to call out that while you seemed to find Jessica Valenti worthy of the moniker, I find her to be quite on target for middle ground, core feminist ideals… not extreme at all. But if you considered her as such, then I would be, as well.
As for “just a militant feminist” … I’m not sure what you’re getting at there, heh. I am not a "radical" feminist in the sense that I don’t seek to “overthrow the patriarchy and rework the world order by force,” though I’m certainly an activist in the sense of being vocal (online and in the male dominated industry in which I work/play), participating in the political cloud, and keeping the dialogue open with friends, family, and the next generation to reframe the world in the way I think it should be.
To me, being a feminist is just being a woman that thinks she’s a person like everybody else, and can’t help but notice when the world seems to disagree. It’s not about finding reasons to be angry (they come up often enough without hunting for them) or tearing apart the fabric of Real America™- it’s about getting women the education they need to be able to make their own choices, and the facility and agency to exercise those choices. Oh - and getting men to think that’s a good thing.
I hope my answer helps; while you and I seem to share the same hobbies, we probably share different socio-political ideologies. And that’s fine - living in an echo chamber is boring. :)
Wow, that’s incredibly accurate (for the last few weeks). Also, CATS!
Thanks for making me :D
Fantastic! It’s so rare I get questions that are not my friends attempting to troll me anonymously. Let’s see…
The blinky shoes are wearable as is now, but another version is planned that eliminates the whole “morse code” thing in favor of what people really liked: batshit crazy flashing stuff. General consensus is that accelerometers need to get involved. I really should update that blog….
Secret life advice? Dispensing such things would probably require knowing a little more about which deficiencies you’re trying to address. In general and to stick with the Eris theme, I’d go with “Never whistle while you’re pissing,” and then immediately follow that with “Fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke.” Hope that helps.
PS - Not sure why people commonly think I’m one of those wily hacker types. I work in financial technology. In my “spare time” I break and make things - hard stuff, soft stuff, physical stuff, digital stuff, edible stuff - I occasionally code things and often wax philosophical on the digital dystopia we are creating, but I wouldn’t call myself a “hacker”. And, with few exceptions, you should probably be wary of anyone who does. ;)
This question is fundamentally flawed.
In order to value girls’ performance as poor, one must have observed girls actually using / attempting to use technology. We all know this has never happened, with the notable exception of early computing pioneer Ada Lovelace’s contributions to Charles Babbage’s analytical machine.
Of course, the American collective memory has room for only one Lovelace and post 1972, it’s all Linda.
Thanks for the vote of confidence in asking me to solve one of the fundamental quandaries which has plagued mathematicians for well over a hundred years!
I assure you that should I be able to prove the Riemann Hypothesis, I would not have time to answer your question because I would be busy spending the $1 million Millennium Prize on Louboutin heels and a swimming pool full of marshmallow peeps.
That said, my gut says that 1013 confirming solutions is good enough for government work. You heard it here first: I put my stamp of approval on this whole thing.
Now where’s my cash?I It’s almost Easter and those delicious sugar coated birdies aren’t getting any fresher.
(Hi! I love your blog, btw!)
The tattoo question I already answered (the mermaid is the only one at the moment), but as for the poetry …
I do indeed write. I rarely post, but I have a few up here on my other tumblr. I back dated the posts to as close as I could to when the original poem was written, so you can see most are pretty old. I need to write more!
As I’ve mentioned before, all questions able to be googled will be mocked.
For other readers who might also be plagued by the same question, you should know that they need to do way instain mother, obviously.
Many thanks for your thoughtfully composed question, dear reader.
WOW. I think you just blew my mind.
So back in June 2008, the first live Diggnation in Brooklyn and the first TRS meetup in Manhattan occurred in the same week. I attended both. It was their first ever taping on the East Coast, and people really turned out and had a great time. My photo from that event, which Alex tweeted, is still the most heavily visited image in my flickr gallery. :/
You can alreadly see my desire to distance myself from what Diggnation was becoming …. in 2008. HAH. Regardless of what has happened to the Digg empire in the interim, it was a great time.
Without further ado, here’s the clip. I’m in there twice, at about 1:20 and then again at 2:00, both times making hipster “their first album was better” type comments. SIGH. <runs and hides>
Dashboard people - click through to see the video. ;)
Amazing question. Gold star.
Nope, just the one.
It took me several years worth of design iterations before I took in my sketch and had James clean it up and do the work for me. I am, however, currently designing a much larger (and completely awesomesauce) back piece. For me, the process is immensely easier with Adobe Illustrator than pen & paper. Sometime in the next year or two I’ll get it done, I should think.
Bonus: I have a bunch of ear piercings (3x helix, rook, and snug, plus your basic lobes), but I keep my hair over them because I work for investment banks.
Thanks for the question!