A reader sent me this excellent post about the incredibly misogynistic response to a woman's Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a look at how women are portrayed in videogames. And yes, there is a happy-ish ending- she gets lots of money. But really, the abuse she had to put up with is disgusting.
Which reminded me of that awesome video about trolls that was all over the place recently. If you somehow missed it, here it is:
Of course, the internet isn't just good for being vile to women. It also lets you steal stuff! Here is a really thoughtful response to that. And yeah, I know. Music companies and musicians need to find new business models. But that doesn't mean you should steal from them. If you don't like their current business model, the ethical response, in my opinion, is to just do without their product.
Ah, but the internet is not all bad. It gave us Dancing Matt. Here's his latest video:
His videos always make me smile, and then wish I could go traveling. I love the whole thing, but especially the ending.
But, you know, if you do want to read more about whether or not we can have it all, here are some good posts on the topic:
- Laura Vanderkam was really annoyed by the logical fallacy of "I couldn't make this work, so no mother can"
- Hush! came down in a very similar place as I did, liking the discussion of the structural problems in our work place enough to get past the over-generalizations
- Mama Bee hated the piece, and makes some really good arguments as to why
- Historiann had some fun with the obnoxious cover art. (And if you haven't seen the Sad White Babies with Mean Feminist Mommies tumblr, you should take a look.)