Once again, this title is the morning's eye-catcher.
I've been gay for about three hours now -- and, frankly, I wish I'd done it years ago.
You really should put the extra effort in and take up a weird-shit religion as well. Preferably something that involves just having to spend several days sitting in a garden with all your other gay co-religionists meditating and not packing boxes or minding children.
my last three posts were a) a list of dumb names I call my dogs; b) the top ten reasons why I think the Pixies still rule; and c) a fangirl gush about New York from Flavor of Love.
The last thing I posted on my blog was a picture of David Beckham. But while we're bemoaning the lack of wimmin polly-bloggers, that's what most women are busy doing with the internet. Posting pics, making lists, reading gay pron, and mostly being completely uninterested in being anything as humourless and intimidating as a 'credit to their sex'.
Ironically, Rodney Hide's first foray into the public eye was his job as point man for the Campaign for Better Government, the anti-MMP group fronted by Peter Shirtcliffe and secretly funded by Michael Fay.
I was campaigning (in my own no-budget way) for MMP at the time, a job which became enormously easier after Shirtcliffe started talking. People still didn't really seem to 'get' it, they just wanted to vote in the opposite direction from whatever that bastard was spending dumptruckloads of money to get them to do.
And ... howz about tha ladeez nominate some of their own to write guest blogs? There are obvious candidates who I've been shy of asking because they have their own blogs, and it seems sort of paternalistic to ask.
But a little public pressure probably wouldn't go astray.
I vote Emma Hart.
I'd be honoured. Which is code for 'hugely intimidated'.
My own personal nominations would be for Heather, Jo, Robyn or Danielle, leaving aside that whole 'has their own perfectly functional and popular blog', because I'm a woman, ergo inherently feminist, and can't possibly be being paternalistic.
Speaking as someone who's car numberplate says 'nutbar' - Thanks!
People hold their following distance, don't they?
* GOOD LORD: I'm more worried about getting angry backlash from this faintly-pro-white-male comment, than I have been about any other opinion I've ever written here.
I was going to reply to this with a hugely sarcastic comment about wimmin's space being a No Backlash Place, but again, terrified of the possible response.
But *braces* I agree with Heather. I love reading DH's Energy series, because I did history from a social/literature viewpoint, and he's looking at the same things from an entirely different viewpoint, and I'm such a huge freaking nerd that's the kind of thing makes my day.
My life is probably a little heavy in the 'educated middle-class nerdy computer programmer' viewpoint these days, whereas I grew up in a bogan sort of environment. Both heavy with white men, but I doubt the two groups could find any common ground.
but it does rather beg the question of what a feminist looks like
I asked this question recently because I don't think I know the answer any more. How do you define feminist and who gets to do that... Turned out to be a very effective way of avoiding actually doing anything, writing anything, or coming to any conclusions.
What I like to read is people who really know their shit, being articulate and reasonable about it. That seems to require writing from where your head is at - no matter your demographics.
there were people in the south who thought we should just nuke the whole dam place.........
....And leave nothing alive but cockroaches, real estate salespersons and giant, man-eating, mutant painted apple moths.
And we all know who'd be coaching the All Blacks then, don't we? I giant mutant painted apple moth, that's who.
To steal from The Hater, is it Oprah's favourite thing or a clear sign of clinical depression?
I was briefly interested in O's Guide to Life, but it turned out to not be the O I was thinking of.
This thread has become fascinating on so many levels, and I jsut want to say a great big HI! to those hundreds of lurkers I know are watching at the moment.
I just went to the supermarket, and the hand-mixer attachments looked a bit dodgy. I blame this thread. And through it, David.