I lost my password to this account and I used a fake email so I can’t get one to re-set it. Probably will be making a new one just a heads up
If you were a computer-loving male child who took a lot of shit from your peers, I suspect you heard something similar from the adults in your life. Maybe it was “Sure, things are bad now, but when you’re a little bit older, women will LOVE guys like you!” Or maybe it was “That kid who makes fun of you now will be working at a gas station when you run a big fancy computer company and marry a supermodel!” If you were once young, nerdy and male, it is not unlikely that your future sense of self-worth was funded with a non-consensual IOU from the world’s women. It’s taken me a long time, but at this point I genuinely believe that much of this “GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH” rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman. It excuses the pain that systems of power exert on children by promising little boys future dominion over little girls. It is deeply and massively fucked.
What (Else) Can Men Do? Grow The Fuck Up. — Medium (via imamandanelson)
oh my god this…
It’s taken me a long time, but at this point I genuinely believe that much of this “GEEKS SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH” rhetoric is little more than patriarchy’s bespectacled wingman.
Are computer-loving female children fed these same lines? Are they told “SOME DAY YOU WILL HAVE ALL THE MONEY AND POWERS AND MEN WILL FLOCK TO YOU LIKE AUTONOMY-DEPRIVED MAN-ZOMBIES?” If you insist that the presence of enough computers magically transforms the world into a meritocracy, you might want to think about that one for a second.
Oyasumi punpun ended?!?!?!?!?!?!
I don’t think I have the spiritual strength to know how that roller coaster ended
I do think there’s a distinction between art and craft, and I think it’s a distinction that needs to be maintained. However I do not think it’s the historical distinction. I think the historical distinction is - if men do it it’s art and if women do it it’s craft. I think there’s a tremendous amount of sexism and racism and classism in the traditional distinctions between art and craft, and what I use as my working distinction is that in art, the technique or the material or the process in an end in itself.
Judy Chicago, from String Felt Thread: The Hierarchy of Art and Craft in American Art
What my life has been reduced to.