Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Linkee-poo works its knees off

Severe cat waxing going on. But on the plus side the flower beds are weeded and the bathrooms are scrubbed.

A transcript of Neil Gaiman's speech as MythCon 35 on writer influences and the Inklings.

Eric makes with the funny story about old Charon. I wonder if he was in the 35% tax bracket?

Sarah with her take on the Science, it's a girl thing video. This is what happens when you have unexamined privilege. Yep, there's an ad/campaign exec who should have their head handed to them on the way out the door. Well, I guess it is a step in the right direction from the talking Barbie, "Math class is tough." Not a big step, mind you, but a baby step. Given the 2 decades in between, it's not a big progression. Edited It looks like the video on Sarah's page has been disabled. Here it is on youtube.

A majority of Republicans believe Iraq had WMDs when we invaded, not to mention other silliness. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Project Unbreakable Tumblr. Victims of sexual assault holding signs with quotes from those who assaulted them. (Grokked from AbsoluteWrite)

2 comments:

John the Scientist said...

The video was taken down, but what was disturbing is that it was greenlighted by a female executive at the EU.

Someone that clueless was obviously never a scientist, and should not have any authority over anything technical, or really anything at all. One commenter on one site really hit the nail on the head. That a bunch of bureaucrats, consultants and an ad agency was this clueless is not so disturbing as the fact that this was obviously field tested, and the focus groups liked this better than the other ideas.

Who did they select for their focus groups, the editors of Tiger Beat?

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey John the Scientist, thanks for letting me know. Updated with a direct link to the youtube video.

If it was field tested, I doubt it was targeted at the intended audience. Although the sadder thought is that it did work with the intended audience, which shows the degree of internalization of the misogynist mindset in our (collective) children.