Has this made the rounds yet? (I have deadlines so haven’t been able to check Tumblr much for the past few days). But in any case, have we forgotten
Tracy Traceee Traicey Tracie “I will ban a WoC just for misspelling my name” Egan Morrisey’s hipster and not so casual racism?
And now, of course, totally devoid of context, she takes it on Chris Brown’s mother. A woman who, by many accounts, was a victim of domestic violence herself. The irony of Jezebel running a very popular piece about hipster racism (which, unsurprisingly, had been appropriated from elsewhere) and now this piece about a WoC’s “mental health”.
ETA: And the comments are setting my head in flames: “She didn’t do her best to raise him, she failed as a mother” etc etc. Good grief, this is what passes for feminist discourse?!
This article is actually extremely condescending. You’re taking someone’s twitter feed and going over it in a hyper critical “lets laugh at how delusional and unelegant this clearly uneducated woman is.”
ITS TWITTER. I always have a problem when people take to criticizing HOW people say things & the language they use. Its like calling someone ignorant with a wink and a nod. They never say the word “unintelligent” but they might as well. That’s the whole joke.
Cracked, of all things. Seriously. Cracked is now doing better on gender politics than Tumblr. Just sit with that for a moment.
(NB: The rest of the article contains some of the same problematic stuff that’s in most Cracked columns, and for the love of all that is good, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!)
Jezebel snarks and condemns Jay-Z for his “change of heart” about the use of the word “bitch”. From the article:
You’re 42 and you didn’t know that it’s not all about you?” And in that vein I’d like to direct an eye-roll in the direction of Jay-Z, also 42, after he wrote a poem to his newborn daughter Blue Ivy stating that he’ll no longer refer to women as bitches in his song lyrics. Because it was totally fine before, apparently.[…]
While positive change is great and all it’s still a few hundred shades of irritating that he wasn’t smart enough to realize this before he had a child. So excuse me if I withhold my slow clap.
Yet, the guy who actually writes for them, who built a freaking career on exactly this narrative of change and redemption after doing ostensibly worse stuff than calling a woman names, does get a free pass and is sold as “valuable” and “a necessary voice”?
because i can’t leave this topic alone…
You know the new iPhone Siri that leads people to an anti abortion center? We always talk about the fact that there are so few women in technology related jobs and then we have to hear the usual excuses and how well, obviously women are not good enough, etc. Well, this is exactly what happens when a field is dude dominated.
Because I can almost assure you that some dude googled about it and created the app with the first result that popped up (an anti abortion center). The more women (and no, one token lady won’t do) who are involved in the entire life cycle of product design (from the initial brainstorming, to the actual design, programming, testing, etc etc), the less chances that something like this happens. Not because women are geniuses but because then the product would cater to the needs of more people and not just the bro dudes who design it.
The same can be said about the role of people with disabilities, non White people, etc. This is an excellent and concrete example of why diversity, in every field, matters.
Well, this is exactly what happens when a field is dude dominated.