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Saturday, September 7th, 2013 08:46 pm
These have been building up for a while (since May? Really??), in some cases I'm just taking a rough guess as to why I thought a link was worth saving.



Various perspectives on the whole "do women write enough women" thing:
misogyny round #5,638
sometimes I feel like just ducking my head in to note

John Green: (I don't hate the guy particularly, I just found the discussion interesting)
He claims not to give a shit about adults
i have an issue with john green

Short quotes:
Consider A Birdcage
Fandom is weird
When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men I had some thoughts about how this relates to "choice" feminism but of course can't remember them now

Random stuff:
Avoid the Friend Zone from a rational self interest POV

Sexual Harassment at SF Conventions

They Finally Tested The 'Prisoner's Dilemma' On Actual Prisoners — And The Results Were Not What You Would Expect

Postmodern geekdom as simulated ethnicity I had issues with this I can't remember

Reading the Captain Awkward post on housekeeping Got me thinking about the hand holding men usually need to do "girly" tasks when for other stuff they'd go out and teach themselves.

I Renounce My Elysian Citizenship I haven't seen Elysium, but gosh there are a lot of sf movies about class divides coming out of the US lately, all centering on white people

Decay in non-fluoride areas rivals Third World Only Australian link I didn't delete...

Teju Cole’s 9 questions about Britain you were too embarrassed to ask

Tree I am TOTALLY with you on this multifandom gif set. Urgh, every time something like that crosses my dash I just know it's the AO3 tumblr :/ And from what I know of those fandoms it's actually even more white and male than it needs to be, eg the two shows I recognised with POC leads they just happened not to show them (in the case of ATLA they showed an animal, since there are no white people)

EDIT: Two more I had in tabs!
Disability access and being a bystander

False Consciousness in Sunnydale: Karl Marx, Adam Smith, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer I thought this started off interesting then uncritically assumed that Joss Whedon's class metaphors are perfect reflections of reality rather than influenced by his own false consciousness or whatever.
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
I'm actually reading John Green's The Fault In Our Stars now, and already I can see some of the flaws mentioned in those links. The protagonist's love interest appears to be of the Holden Caulfield school of ability to appreciate the general public as all being three-dimensional beings with lives and stories of their own (a school called THEY'RE ALL PHONIES.)

I agree that "smart/sensitive/deep kids are superior to everyone else, and they should feel superior" is a bad message for him to send, but I'm not sure he has the degree of self-awareness they're attributing to him. I think it's more likely that he hasn't stopped identifying with Holden Caulfield himself, and is writing a message in a bottle to the other Holdens out there, to encourage them.

Or that's what I'm getting from what I've read so far.
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
yes! i had to stop following that tumblr because it made me so cross. it so obviously wasn't representative of anything other than the individual mods' interests in fandom, which isn't really acceptable for a blog that's supposed to be for an entity/nominally representing a wide range of people. plus, they totally ignored my suggestion that they start adding image descriptions to the things they reblog.

i also really loved that birdcage analogy from HaT.