Hackers vs. HBO's Silicon Valley

hackers.jpeg
Silicon Valley writes women out of existence. It matters, and we need to talk about it. I recently re-watched Hackers. Wow did I love that movie. I first watched it when I was in college in the mid-90s: the first...

Continue reading...

The rhetoric of pink

Context: One of the designers I work with was working on some promotional skins for 3rd party LinkedIn widgets. The LI brand identity often strikes me as being aggressively masculine (cultural bias: business = male to be taken seriously). We...

Continue reading...

Feminism versus Femininity

Salon published an article the other day titled Feminism vs. femininity. It's a review of a book by Laura Kipnis. Femininity -- which Kipnis defines as "tactical: a way of securing resources and positioning women as advantageously as possible on...

Continue reading...

"I did not want my tombstone to read, 'She kept a really clean house.' "

Ann Richards died the other day. Salon's Broadsheet blog covered Richards' death with a list of 10 reasons why we already miss Ann Richards, from which the quote is excerpted....

Continue reading...

Reaction to "Homeward Bound" in American Prospect

Isn't there something funny going on when we have (1) a many-thousands-year-old tradition of telling women that their only acceptable sphere is the home; (2) a lot of prejudices against women taking the helm in the valued spheres; (3) almost zero men ever actually making the decision to handicap their wage-earning ability to raise children or take care of housework?

Continue reading...