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Privilege and Gender Politics

Recently on Facebook a friend posted this article from the Washington Post Funny how gender never came up during Bernanke’s nomination. Or Greenspan’s. Or Volcker’s.

My comment was something to the effect of:

My career in software development has exposed me to more of this bullshit than anyone should have to bear. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some super smart people and I learned tons from them. Unfortunately I’ve also been in the room (and few times when they weren’t in the room) where I saw first hand how since “they were a girl” they didn’t get the respect they deserved. S’s comment really resonates because very early in my career I didn’t understand how privilege worked. Luckily I grew up and was educated alongside many smart and talented people and at the end of the day I don’t care what chromosomes you have as long as you kick ass.

To borrow a quote from Roosevelt Franklin

Does anybody even notice? Does anybody even care? I think I’m way too smart to fall for this bullshit, but I realized I’m way too dumb to figure out how to stop it. One day I’ll figure it out, man, it’s like something’s gotta give.

From jezebel.com

From jezebel.com


Everyone Now has a Printing Press

The internet and the simplicity of the tools to publish on the internet means that simple people have broad audience for their simple thoughts.


We Now Return to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming wherein I will see the following on Facebook

  • Farmville requests for lost sheep
  • What you just listened to on Spotify
  • Apps that show you who has a crush on you
  • What Groupon you just purchased.

Inspirational Quotes

One of the greatest annoyances about Facebook is that it give people with no technical skills the ability to share their insipid inspirational quotes with a mass audience. Hell, there is even a site that has social media share buttons to make it easier. Take this one attributed to Walt Disney

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Really Walt because last night I dreamed that when I was a kid my parents and I lived in Georgetown for a year. I dreamed it so how can I make that happen?

Also no mention of Walt Disney is complete without sharing this

and this clip.