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Who's the One Left Saying Sorry? Gender/tech/librarianship – Ruth Kitchin Tillman
This is one I expect to need permanently bookmarked, unfortunately.

Overpromising is a pattern I’ve come to recognize in library technology and, indeed, in other areas. In encountering this article, I was struck by another question…

How many women1 in libtech (and libraries generally) underestimate their own abilities because their work consists of following up on one of these overpromises and having to apologize over and over for not being able to deliver?

How does a woman feel about her skills, capacity, self, and accomplishments, if her work consists of cashing or voiding checks someone else wrote?2
feminisms  technology  notebene 
november 2019 by copystar
Steinem is not a theorist
“Steinem is not a theorist, or even much interested in theory. “Feminist theory came from feminist activism—it wasn’t the other way around,” she said. “I accept that important theorists like Judith Butler may arrive at enlightening conclusions, but theory can be exclusionary, and that’s not my path. My path is to open the door to this house, to get out of the world I know, and to experience new worlds, new voices. It’s making connections, and using myself to listen, because you can’t empower women without listening to their stories.”
feminisms  notebene 
june 2017 by copystar
The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women | New Republic
But The Handmaid’s Tale does more than present a possible future: It asks us to consider how we’d end up there. A form of feminism that celebrates power for power’s sake, instead of interrogating how it is concentrated and distributed, will usher us into fascism. Feminism means something. Some choices oppress the women who make them, and some beliefs, if enforced, would oppress everyone else, too. Allow an antichoice woman to call herself a feminist, and you have ceded political territory that you cannot afford to lose. Stripped of political meaning, “feminist” becomes an entirely subjective term that anyone with any agenda can use.
feminisms  notebene 
april 2017 by copystar
Trouble at the Koolaid Point — Serious Pony
There's been lots of trolling on International Women's Day. I liked 's analysis of it: its become a game
notebene  feminisms  UofWinds  from twitter
march 2015 by copystar

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