Thursday, July 29th, 2010

miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Beer!)
My boss leaves her copy of The Publican on the newspaper pile for the customers to leaf through once she's read it. Last night there was much hilarity over the adverts for this. If you'd like to count the misogyny fails in the advert, do feel free. Even the unreconstructed Yorkshiremen at work spotted and laughed at lots of them. Do it fast, though. I expect Iron Press to not last very long as a product.

Me, personally, I'd rather have a drink for Real Women, like Sarah Hughes.



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miss_s_b: (Innuendo: Ogg)
Mark Reckons is waving his willy so furiously that at least two other blogs have posted about it (not linking to the original because Mark runs MessageSpace). If you want to subvert his desires for Total Blogosphere Domination, vote Debi. And Caron. And Helen. And other ladies. Or gentlemen with beards. Instructions follow:
1. You must vote for your ten favourite blogs and ranks them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 (your tenth favourite).
2. Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. Any votes which do not have rankings will not be counted.
3. You MUST include at least FIVE blogs in your list, but please list ten if you can. If you include fewer than five, your vote will not count.
4. Email your vote to toptenblogs@totalpolitics.com
5. Only vote once.
6. Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents or based on UK politics are eligible. No blog will be excluded from voting.
7. Anonymous votes will not count. You must give a name
8. All votes must be received by midnight on 31 July 2010. Any votes received after that date will not count.




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miss_s_b: (Fangirling: Beer!)
Due to popular Demand*, I am going to run my own series of blog awards again. I am seeking nominations in the following categories:
  1. Best Political Blog (e.g. Caron's Musings, Helen Duffett)

  2. Best Fandom Blog (e.g. [personal profile] lizbee, Den of Geek)

  3. Best Feminist Blog (e.g. Feminist Law Professors, Pink Stinks)

  4. Wittiest Blog (e.g. FailBlog, BBC Comedy Blog)

  5. Prettiest Blog design (e.g. Thagomizer, Jon Ball)

  6. Sexiest Blogger (e.g. Penny Red, [personal profile] djm4)

  7. Best Beardy Blogger (e.g. [livejournal.com profile] burkesworks, my own dear wife).

  8. Best Non-human Blogger (e.g. Millennium Elephant, Pink Dog)

  9. Geekiest Blogger (e.g. [livejournal.com profile] davegodfrey, Geeka Chicas)

  10. Best Sex Positive Blog (e.g. Yes Means Yes, Modern Poly)
Each category will have a number blogs selected from the nominations, and there will be a public vote as to who wins each category. The winners of each category will be put forward in a public vote for the overall Best Blog award.

Anonymous nominations are allowed. You can nominate in as few or as many categories as you like. Blogs with multiple authors are also allowed in any of the categories. A blog must have been updated in the last quarter (three months) to be eligible. I reserve the right to reject nominations for entirely capricious and self-serving reasons, just like every other set of blog awards. The only difference is, I don't try and hide it.

Nominations close on SUNDAY at MIDNIGHT, that's in three days' time, at which point comments on this entry will be closed. So get nominating!

* i.e. Andrew Hickey asked me to do it.



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miss_s_b: (Default)
You scored 93.333 out of 100 masculine points, 47.5 out of 100 feminine points, and 60.833 out of 100 androgynous (neutral) points.

Check your score here.

Substantive sexism post coming up shortly.



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miss_s_b: (Politics: Post Feminism)
Pink Stinks and Construction Toys Are For Girls Too have been banging on about the horrendous sexism at the early learning centre for over a year now. The last few days have seen this signal boosted to an extraordinary degree, to the point where even some boys started posting about it.

Suddenly, now the boys are taking notice, they are doing something about it.

Now, a lot of feminists would bemoan this, saying Oh, nothing ever gets done about sexism till men get involved... but not I. On the grounds that the patriarchy hurts men too, that some of my favourite feminists are boys, and that, goshdarnit, it WORKS, I want to know what other feminist bandwagons we can get the boys to jump on.

Ben Goldacre is already making a start, bless his little curly-haired socks.

Personally, I won't be happy until the time when we can see adverts like this one again:



... and not find them shocking.

In other news of successful activism, the wonderful Constance MacMillen has won her discrimination court case. Though the attraction of proms eludes me, I am glad that Constance has provided LGBT teens with a wedge to open the floodgates.

Today is a day when equality does not seem so impossible or far off. This is good.



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