Balancing Jane: Guest Post: Sexism in the 23rd Century -
My friend Michelle let me be a geek on her blog today. It’s Star Trek month in Kristinlandia.
“I wonder what responsibility Hollywood has to continuing Roddenberry’s vision of diversity? …The sexism of The Original Series was sexism of the 1960s and Star Trek Into Darkness, though a great action movie of 2013, does nothing to further Roddenberry’s vision of a more diverse, more connected universe.”
Right on, Fitzy, right on.
My AP euro teacher wouldn’t let our class watch Les Mis so we barricaded the door and screamed “VIVE LA REVOLUCIÓN” when he tried to get in.
Remember that one time when all of us third years were going to stand on our TA desks and sing CAN YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SINGING? This is what we should have done.
Have you ever crushed berries with your rib cage? Have you ever sung with a plum in your mouth? Wouldn’t it be great if we all agreed that we were snapped off from branches at some point? Our Flow is Hard and The Great Twin Cities Poetry Road Show present Chelsea Tadeyeske, Russell Jaffee, and Edwin R. Perry, three poets ripped right out of the river, reading alongside local poet and Juicy Fruit producer extraordinaire, Sierra Demulder. Please join us for the Strange Plumberries reading, an event meant to make the sugar in your blood hula hoop.
Wednesday, June 5, 7-9pm
Harriet Brewery Taproom: 3036 Minnehaha Ave, Mpls
Spread the jam, plumbabies. This summer is going to flow hard.
Thesis defended, committee approved! Pictured above: my lovely audience, waving. YOU’RE THE BEST.
How Anonymous got involved in fighting for justice for rape victims -
Mother Jones’s Josh Harkinson has an excellent piece on the history of KnightSec, an Anonymous offshoot that publicized the Steubenville and Halifax rape cases, galvanizing both the public and police responses to both. The piece includes an interview with Michelle McKee, who is credited with swaying a critical mass of Anons to participation in KnightSec. […]
Give it a read.
I also like this candid shot of my mother and me, mainly for the way my mother looks at things. A soft, loving gaze, always. (7/4/88)
happy mother’s day to all of the nurturers in your life.
(here’s my momma with my little sister allison in 1993.)