notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2014-08-15

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manfeels-park:

Feminism is Marxism

http://www.manfeels-park.com/comic/feminism-is-marxism/

Source: Robert Webb: Roll up, roll up, to see a man talking about feminism. What could possibly go wrong?

Specifically, this comment by “Herbert Purdy”.

This also marks the first comic NOT using still from the 1995 BBC Pride & Prejudice! OMG!

I loved this one so much I have reproduced the full ‘essay’ verbatim on the Manfeels Park website.

2014-06-05

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“ For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested. ”

Lana Del Rey, quoted in Fader’s cover story Lana Del Rey Is Anyone She Wants to Be (via Jezebel via Dan W)

Someone should probably point out the difference between interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic. Here’s a hint: the first is possible, the next is conceivable, and the last is basically neither.

2014-05-21

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“ Mokhtarzada had friends in the right places. He was tight with Shervin Pishevar, an early Uber investor and celebrity magnet Forbes had labeled a “super­connector.” When he got involved, “it was a game-changer,” says Dulanto. “We went from being the dork in high school to the hot girl.” ”

Jessica Presslet quoting Juan Dulanto, a founder of Washio, a startup, in Silicon Valley’s Laundry-App Race for New York Magazine.

Men, eh?

2014-04-23

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“ Men want the sense of power more than they want the sense of freedom. They want the feeling that comes to them as providers for women more than they want the feeling that comes to them as free men. They want some one dependent on them more than they want a comrade. As long as they can be lords in a thirty-dollar flat, they are willing to be slaves in the great world outside… . ”
Feminism for Men by Floyd Dell at The Baffler. First published in The Masses (July 1914) jomc)

2014-03-04

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Arunachalam Muruganantham training women to use his sanitary pad making machines, from the BBC Magazine article, The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary:

"Anyone with an MBA would immediately accumulate the maximum money. But I did not want to. Why? Because from childhood I know no human being died because of poverty - everything happens because of ignorance."

He believes that big business is parasitic, like a mosquito, whereas he prefers the lighter touch, like that of a butterfly. “A butterfly can suck honey from the flower without damaging it,” he says.

Arunachalam Muruganantham training women to use his sanitary pad making machines, from the BBC Magazine article, The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary:

"Anyone with an MBA would immediately accumulate the maximum money. But I did not want to. Why? Because from childhood I know no human being died because of poverty - everything happens because of ignorance."

He believes that big business is parasitic, like a mosquito, whereas he prefers the lighter touch, like that of a butterfly. “A butterfly can suck honey from the flower without damaging it,” he says.

2014-02-13

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“ I’m sure at some point a man in a black t-shirt with black rimmed spectacles will come along and make a Nest-style internet aware washing machine with one button labeled ‘clean’ in Helvetica and men who only wear jeans and black t-shirts will buy them for 2x the price of a normal washing machines regardless of cleaning ability, maintainability, and so on. ”
Toffee Milkshake critiques the awful Washing Machine for Men post on Medium. Again, it’s worth reading all of the Toffee Milkshake reaction. (The original post, less so.)

(Source: toffeemilkshake)

2014-01-27

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“ I asked myself what style we women could have adopted that would have been unmarked, like the men’s. The answer was none. There is no unmarked woman. ”
Deborah Tannen in Marked Women, Unmarked Men, originally published in the New York Times, 20 June, 1993.

2013-11-18

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“ Though we live at a time when the numbers of women who have gone into space finally exceeds the number of dogs that have gone into space, we still have a way to go to see our possibilities stretch “to infinity and beyond ”

2013-10-31

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“ Jeff Wilke, Amazon senior vice president, consumer business: “At Amazon, we lean in to challenge ourselves to develop as leaders by building things that matter. We solve problems in new ways and value calculated risk-taking; many decisions are reversible. Bold directions that inspire results help us to think differently and look around corners for ways to serve our customers.” That last statement manages to endorse Lean In without even bothering to mention women. ”

Susan Faludi on Lean In and Facebook Feminism, Like It or Not for The Baffler; in this paragraph, quoting one of the “platform partners" of the organisation listed on their web site.

She goes on:

Many of the high-level executives dispensing quotations are male—and a notable number of the female executives are in “communications,” “human resources,” or “diversity” posts. And funny—or not—how often professed “commitment” to women’s advancement fails to bear up under inspection. Run some Platform Partner names through databases that track legal cases, and you will find a bumper crop of recent or pending EEOC grievances and state and federal court actions involving sex discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, unfair promotion policies, wrongful terminations, and gender-based retaliations against female employees.

The list of these in the article is… not short. Sigh.

2013-10-10

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IBM’s Plea for Gender Parity … in an Ad From 1985, from the Atlantic (both the print magazine, and the website).
As noted last week, the number of women computer programmers dropped at just around that time, as computing was getting more important. “Figures from the Computing Research Association Taulbee Survey indicate that less than 12% of Computer Science bachelor’s degrees were awarded to women at US PhD-granting institutions in 2010-11”, as Wikipedia says.

IBM’s Plea for Gender Parity … in an Ad From 1985, from the Atlantic (both the print magazine, and the website).

As noted last week, the number of women computer programmers dropped at just around that time, as computing was getting more important. “Figures from the Computing Research Association Taulbee Survey indicate that less than 12% of Computer Science bachelor’s degrees were awarded to women at US PhD-granting institutions in 2010-11”, as Wikipedia says.

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