It must be Friday!


We’ve been having a conversation about Internet sexism lately. It is one of those conversations that just happens around the edges of the party. This post will catch you up, just in case you have something to say about it. You should go and read it. I think it is the only post we’ve done so far that has generated 29 comments, and we wouldn’t mind continuing that conversation.

Here are some links we’ve collected this week about sexism on the Internet.

First, this one from the Pacific Standard. I am not sure any of us have examined it as closely as it deserves yet, but we filed it away in the archive because it inspired a New York Times editorial and a post at The Mary Sue (which we picked up on twitter via CompGeekHolly, who does fabulous work).

We also found NOLA Feminizer, Feminist Philosphers, Lisa Wade, and a very well-thought-0ut Tumblr page. I like them. I hope you do, too.

Just in case you are wondering how Feminist Friday works:  Every Friday is Feminist Friday. That means you have at least 50 chances per year to write about women needing more equality and less aggression in their lives. If you don’t think this is important, perhaps Alva can persuade you otherwise.

image: I got it here with a Google search. Beyond that, I have no idea, but I am grateful to whomever snapped the pic, and will happily credit them if I ever find out who it was.

[Dwarf Vader is on vacation this week. We are hoping he makes it back by next Friday, because we miss him.]

Zero to Hero: An Editorial


I have gotten a lot of good out of this challenge. Just look at this blog. I am happy with the results. However, this is an editorial, and that means I get to say  stuff.

Here are the last three challenges I have received from Zero to Hero (I have not had time to read today’s assignment):

Thursday – Learn more about visuals. That means mess around with the customizer instead of writing a post for Friday.

Wednesday – Do what you want, but we recommend messing around with your reader, instead of writing a post for Thursday.

Tuesday – “Weave the fabric of the blogosphere,” which is a fancy way of saying to mess around with your blogroll instead of writing a post for Wednesday.

@Wordpress: I agree that good design and proper networking are essential. But you need to be teaching that stuff on the weekends. Bloggers should be encouraged to post Monday through Thursday.

Even though I love the challenges and  have benefited from all of them, you could have ordered them differently. You could have put all that networking and design stuff on weekends very easily.

Some of us are beginning to feel a little fatigue from being told to masturbate with our interfaces and make friends. I suspect this is why performance of the zero to hero tags has declined over the last few days. Not that many people are reading them any more. Everyone who is still trying to keep up  is messing around with the “Customizer” instead.