May 7, 2010

When Ka-Ching Speaks, Feminists Get a Thrill Up Their Leg

Everyday, it's "We've got your 5 to 50 Odd Internet Items per day RIGHT HERE!" at KA-CHING!, my tumblr page (**). Yes, it's work, work, work -- but every so often something comes up that makes it all worthwhile. Today that's this little take-down of your nuttier than the av-er-age feminist's new "book" which "celebrates" this bit of never-was "feminist technology" on the cover:

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Speculum, nutcracker, or tallywhacker. You decide. If "speculum" it saddens me to point out to the Feminist editors and authors that the speculum is not "feminist technology," but was invented by a man, one J. Marion Sims, the father of gynecology. So, to coin a phrase, "Put that up your pipe and smoke it."

Heather Ault, turn in your "Sisterhood is Powerful" t-shirt.

technologylovesgender:

Here’s the new cover for the volume I co-edited.  Thanks Heather Ault for the artwork!

At this rate, "Feminist Technology" is going to be in a race with "Italian War Heroes" and "Islam's Greatest Inventions" for world's thinest book.



(**) Speaking of Tumblr, I don't see why everyone doesn't have a Tumblr. Taken all in all, it has to be the world's simplest blogging platform. It's like having your own personal scrapbook of things you like on the web as quotes, photos, videos, essays, and songs. I'm up to over 4,000 items in an easy to search form.

It just doesn't get easier. Check it out and get your own for free @ TUMBLR. Sign up, pick a theme, and then grab the bookmarklet for your bookmarks bar and Bob's yer uncle.

Posted by Vanderleun at May 7, 2010 8:00 PM
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You don't consider the author of Commentarii de bello Gallico an Italian war hero? He does refer to his home turf throughout as Italia.

Posted by: Connecticut Yankee at May 7, 2010 9:11 PM

Thinnest book: "400 years of German humor"

Posted by: Daran at May 7, 2010 11:50 PM

I remember having a discussion about feminist tech in the 1980s. The proponent of feminist tech derided oppressive, masculinist, logic. He was also a computer programmer. So I asked him what a feminist "do" loop looked like.

Posted by: tehag at May 8, 2010 4:15 AM

Islam's greatest invention is distilled alcohol. The book may be thin, but it beats the tar out of any feminist technology you could name.

Posted by: Fat Man at May 8, 2010 7:29 AM

Gerard left out that triumph of Islamic technology, the buzzing prayer rug.

Posted by: PA Cat at May 8, 2010 10:40 AM

Speaking as a man who has know a lot of Pets of the Month I can say that Arthur doesn't know a scintilla of an iota of a jot of what he's talking about.

Ignorance, in this case, is not bliss.

Posted by: vanderleun at May 8, 2010 4:32 PM

Tumblr - brilliant! I started one today and have stuck on my site as a sidebar, like you! Amazing how useful it is to capture stuff I'd like to blog about but don't have the time.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at May 8, 2010 5:47 PM

Thanks for the final push that got me off my behind and onto Tumblr! I too will stick it on the sidebar of my old stick-in-the-mud Blogger...we'll see if it completely replaces that in the future.

Posted by: Robert at May 10, 2010 3:49 PM

Shouldn't that be: "Put that up your pipe and open it. Wide."

Posted by: M. Simon at May 17, 2010 10:30 PM