Deconstruction: An Intersection of Privilege and Pain
And it's true: privilege makes it easier to write about marginalization. Fat Acceptance advocacy is easier when paired with romantic privilege. Disability advocacy is easier when paired with financial privilege. Feminist advocacy is easier when paired with the privileges of education, of erudition, and of articulation.
The open source business model has become highly successful, but there are no open source equivalents of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. That's because the open source model is explicitly designed not to produce billionaires. It spreads the profits more evenly.
And, finally, a round-up on forms the apocalypse will and will not take.
In other news, I think my wife may be planning to stage a Bacon Intervention for me.
You can find the blog page with the link to the PDF of the fanzine here.
I hope you all like.
Twilight: Vampire Cliques
Edward doesn't want to eat humans for the same reason that Bella (presumably) doesn't want to eat humans. And if Bella doesn't understand that, I'm not sure she should be a vampire.
Deconstruction: The Power of Normalization
I haven't seen "Brave". I hope it will rock; I'm terribly afraid it may not. We'll see. But even if the movie is dreadful, it has accomplished at least one valuable thing: it's provided one more Disney princess as a point of normalization for thousands of little girls. We need more points, so many more points, of every size, color, facial structure, and body shape. Because each one of these data points, when added to the overall picture, can serve to reinforce the absolutely necessary message that it's Okay To Be You.
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