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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


The Greatest MC You’ve Never Heard of: Kimani Rogers

Every so often there is a group that I listen to and I wonder why the whole world doesn’t know about them. One group that defines this to a T is Roosevelt Franklin, so I was very happy when Thos sent me the link to The Masterminds, another group of Kimani Rogers who recently put out a new album.

Roosevelt Franklin is one of those groups that if the person you are speaking to knows of them you can be pretty much assured that you can trust their taste in music.

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