Tag Archives: Technology

Orphan is the New Black

What if our darkest feminist nightmares came true?

Girls who disagree with their fathers get locked in a cage with their mouths sewn shut?

Women are killed unless they can reproduce? And when they can, they are no more or less than incubators?

Women’s bodies are objects of science, subject to constant observation and kept ignorant of their status as experiments?

Sometimes they are artificially inseminated using animal husbandry tools?

Sometimes fathers commit incest meditated by reproductive technology so it’s NOT ABOUT SEX AND/OR POWER AT ALL. Nor is it creepy. Nor is it anti-Christian.

Women on TV are seemingly infinite variants of the same thin, beautiful, vulnerably strong white woman in leather?

Everyone lives in Canada?


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Hollow Portents (#MadMen #Finally)

Friends, if you can’t blog something nice, blog it late.

Mad Men y’all.

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This N That (Late to Brunch)

Hey friends.

Boy, do I miss this blog. Carving out time, if I can, to review the first of this trilogy. Meanwhile, some linkity-loos.

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Sometimes what I think is funny, others do not find funny. Like last week’s nearly simultaneous profiles of a co-founder of Twitter. Jack Dorsey. He of the moodiness and A-line skirt designs and, apparently, fabricated origin stories of my favorite social media platform.

See, the looser of this profile is the hero of this one.

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Fallows Takes us Unside Foxconn

James Fallows rules.

I inaugurated TfH with a long post about Mike Daisey’s unsurprisingly stereotypical portrayal of Foxconn. A dramatic monologue more “inspired by” truth (and by imaginary truths) than “reported.”

But even Fallows, an experienced reporter in China, savvy to the ways our fears and anxieties about China distort our perceptions, expected Foxconn to be more sweatshoppy—company towny, at the very least—than the apparently leisurely and accommodating facilities he toured.

Coffee and Newspaper Break

Fallows responsibly notes that he spent only a few hours there, etc etc. Still, I can’t wait for his magazine article on this.

Yay journalism!

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The ‘Are You Kidding Me?’ Apple News

Some JP Morgan economists are saying that the iPhone 5 will ensure Obama’s election.

Not really. They are saying that the iPhone 5 will stop the rise of the oceans and heal the planet.

In fact, they calculated that the iPhone 5 could add a whopping 0.5 percentage points to our 4th quarter GDP.

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