Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly Mashup Stage 66

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 April is on the eternal lookout for guest bloggers as well. If you're interested drop a line at ethecofem[at]gmail[dot]com.

NM woman gets cavity search — and a hospital bill for it: On the real? Not to sound callous but I think it is very f'd up that someone thinks its right to violate a woman's body in one of the worst ways possible and then turn around and bill her for it. And an $1100 bill at that. Are we really supposed to believe it costs that much for a woman to put on a pair of gloves and explore all the bodily orifices of another woman?

Moby Dickery: In all fairness she has a point. Although I can't help but why they wen't with Moby Dickery instead of Ahabery. If anything when we engage in this behavior we are indeed acting like Cpt. Ahab, focusing on a target to the point of obsession. Yeah they could mean it in a sense of, "You're treating us like we are Moby Dick." rather than "You're acting like Cap. Ahab.". Or they just wanted a chance to use the acceptable jerk = dick association (one of those gendered insults that apparently okay to use in general society and in progressive spaces).

Researchers demo full-duplex wireless: double the throughput with no new towers: Oh I can't wait to see what sort of bullshit telcos come up with to justify either making this technology outrageously expensive or basically paying off the government to shut it down altogether.

MARINES on a dangerous mission in Afghanistan risk the wrath of their superiors by backing a new campaign to help estranged dads get better access to their kids.

Telling Kids "Don't Be Fat!" Is a High-Risk Message: True. And I'd expend that to adults as well. Its going to take something more than "Don't Be Fat!" to address fat in a safe, fair minded, and non-oppressive manner.

Why “kyriarchy” is a good word: "This is an interesting situation, though, because it’s obviously oppressing men, but it’s also contributing to the oppression of women. “Patriarchy” doesn’t quite work, since while the practices tend to favor men and oppress women, they also oppress men." This is part of why I think that despite the best intentions of the people that use it "Patriarchy Hurts Men Too" is pretty much lip service. Not something that was in the original plan but thrown in later to shut up the people who (correctly in a lot of cases) called out inconsistencies of ignoring male pain for the sake highlighting male privilege. Yes male privilege exits but you're kidding yourself if you think male pain does not exist (or that female privilege does not exist).

Sexual Charades in Seoul: An story of how the applying gender roles and expectations to sex and can lead to less than ideal possibilities.

A little something I've been jamming on recently.

Take it easy folks.