Saturday, August 13, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 63

How do you do?

In an effort to build up the Ethecofem community into a place where any walk of life will feel welcome to come and discuss things we are looking for another regular contributor, preferably of the female persuasion to balance things out a bit, but anyone interested is welcome. We like a variety of viewpoints, experiences, and perspectives. And as always she is on the eternal lookout for guest bloggers as well (in fact this week we got a good guest post by web developer/political activist Thomas Dufour). If you're interested drop a line at ethecofem[at]gmail[dot]com.

London Riots Linked to Boy Troubles?: There might be. I recall a few days ago on NPR where they made it a point to say that most of the rioters were young men (which is often par for the course, highlight male perps and female victims, pretend others don't exist).

The woman in the Elvis photo: mystery solved!: Great. So when will she get her own reality show?

Iran foreign minister says hopes U.S. "hikers" will be freed: Am I the only that noticed once that woman hiker was released this story kinda just faded to the wayside?

Is Technology Making Everyone You Work with a Dick?: Funny how its okay to associate jerk like behavior with male genitalia. Funnier still how the sample photo of two people who (likely) don't even have dicks...

This Lady Left Two Used Tampons Under Her Seat At Wrigley Field: That is fucking disgusting. Seriously someone has to clean that place up the next day.

Researchers: Anonymous and LulzSec need to focus their chaos: I agree. These folks could take a lesson from The Laughing Man.

New Material for Fast Rebuilding After Disasters: A new building material that could spell fast relief in disaster and emergency situations.

Boosting the bottom line: Beach volleyball stars to rent out advertising space on their bikini-clad behinds: This doesn't even make sense from a technology angel. Its going to be a hard time trying to scan those codes during a match. Even pausing your DVR may not help.

Happy Birthday Samus!!!

Larry David, Feminist Hero?: "In other instances when most men could only think Sex! Sex! Sex!, Larry is able to resist the temptation of highly objectified women. Take the time Larry goes to the Playboy Mansion in season 5. When he walks in, all the topless bunnies go running. Does Larry care? Naahhh. He is more interested in comparing smoking jackets with Hugh Hefner. Larry gets caught watching porn in season 1. Did he put it on to get aroused? Nope. He just happened to know the guy in it. The girl-on-girl scene seems to do nothing for him."

So part of being a feminist is not paying attention to topless women (as of paying attention to topless women is inherently bad) and not being aroused by porn (bonus if you aren't aroused by girl on girl)? Riiiight.

Colombia coach hits woman in Bogota bar: Why is it that in this society in which crime is supposed to be treated with equal seriousness when a woman is attacked people call for blood in a way they never would on male on male violence? It may happen more often but that doesn't mean that a crime against certain people should suddenly up the ante on the punishment. And while it looks like this attack is not alleged but actually happened beyond any doubt have you ever noticed that (at least in the States) whenever a man is accused of violence against a woman people instantly start calling for his resignation or termination? No conviction, just accusation.

For when you're in space and no one can hear you scream. Enjoy.

I'm out!


James said...

Violence against men isn't important because ether the victim 'deserved it' or he wasn't in 'any real danger'. I've experienced this first hand. Now I'm not one of those MRA's that cares more about keeping women down then equality, but this is one subject that I hold severe criticism towards feminists. The reaction when a man is violent towards a woman is "How DARE you, man, put your filthy hands on woman. Learn your place." I would think that violence would be equally vile, but as long as a woman isn't the victim, then it isn't a real problem. If you don't believe that people react this way, enjoy:

DaisyDeadhead said...

I guess they haven't noticed that Larry David's wives (plural) are all about 30 years younger than he is? And that is feminist how? And "wife-shucking" (term stolen from Tom Wolfe) is feminist how?

Wait, did a YOUNG woman write that?

Ah, I see.

Getting really fed up with it.

Danny said...

I've seen that vid before James (think I posted on it too). Terrible how male abuse victims are treated.

Danny said...

You never fail to crack me up Daisy.