The linkspam-whore dichotomy (17th May, 2010)

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2 thoughts on “The linkspam-whore dichotomy (17th May, 2010)

  1. Katherine

    Re: SMBC and kids’ toys: There is something to that, but then, my sister and I were allowed to let our imaginations soar with our dolls. They were explorers and engineers, they had a complex (for the age we were) political system.

    It’s sad when girls only have dolls to play with though, I always think that’s something that we as a society should have grown out of by now. I’m going to investigate a toy library near me and see if they divide toys up by gender far too much.

  2. tigtog

    I totally missed Anna’s post (I’ve missed lots of stuff lately), and I think it’s an immensely important one. Because I think more people might read it here than on a fortnight old post at Anna’s place, I’m reposting the comment I just left there:

    Not a request for more context – you’ve made it clear why you’ve limited the specifics and I fully support your decision. Just that my spoons have been low for months and I just haven’t been following as many blogs/journals as I normally do, so I feel that I’ve missed absolutely heaps of background on this. However, I will cope.

    Here is an open invitation to anyone who wants to post an exploration of this or similar harassment issues as a guest poster on Hoyden About Town, by all means using a single-purpose new nym, where I can cope with all the moderation of nastiness with my vorpal blade of SMITE! so that you don’t have to – I have filters and I’m not afraid to use them.

    This sort of harassment needs to be spotlighted, especially our own complicity in it.

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