Let’s please give a belated round of applause to all the fabulous guest bloggers. Yay guest bloggers! Wooooooo spring break!!
Ahem. Two stories from today, and one from this weekend:
- In a housemate’s class, the GSI (“TA” – unionization brings better working conditions and nonstandard acronyms!) made long, constructive remarks about all the male-dominated groups’ presentations, and said “okay, great, next” to the female groups. Said friend intends to speak to the professor about this, hoorah.
- A guy was sitting around near the BART station, calling out “hey beautiful! Hey sexy!” to all the passing women. I asked him why he was doing that; he claimed it was a device for meeting girls, I told him he was an asshole. He stood up, loitered for a bit, and went away.
Fuck this flies and honey shit, I like speaking truth to assholes.
- The Ani DiFranco discussion has morphed into a giant collage of responses written on scraps of paper, taped to the wall where the lyrics used to be. Coming home tonight, I read the latest developments and realized that at Tech, such a discussion would almost certainly have included the words “FUKKKKK YOU” in black marker. Not only that, but when I playfully bapped someone on the head for making a comment about women being unpredictable, he came up to me later to talk about it! Awww.
Feeling like even my most hairy-legged concerns are taken seriously is a high like I don’t know what. Being a man, maybe?
It’s hard to get to bed on time in this house, people keep sucking you in to games of Trivial Pursuit when you just wanted a bedtime cup of tea.