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Thursday, December 11, 2008

OT: Blogging, bloglines, and stupid bloggers

Skip this if you don't want a rant about entitled young male bloggers.

I use Bloglines to read all the blogs I keep up with, especially the scientific/atheist blogs. I subscribed to one called Edger, a group blog by a bunch of college students, a nice mixture of men and women. I was prepared to make some allowances for the stupidity of youth - I certainly had a lot of half-formed and ill-thought-out theories on the world when I was 22, that's for sure. I'm so glad I wasn't blogging then. There's a lot to be said for not sharing your thoughts with the world.

However, I got annoyed at several blogs that were of the "I'm not a feminist, but..." and even commented on one (and got a response that indicated the blogger had no idea what I was talking about). Today was the last straw. One of the make bloggers posted about "The End of Privacy" (a tired topic to begin with), which contained the line

I think the ladies who read my blog will agree that it says a lot about a girl’s sexuality if she buys her lingerie at Victoria’s Secret vs. Fredrick’s of Hollywood vs. a lesser known lingerie outlet (which always have the trashiest stuff).

Oh my dog. Thanks for that completely dickish blanket statement, dude! You should also keep in mind rule number one: don't refer to women as "ladies", especially when you're going to talk down to them like that. And for future reference, when women do stuff, it's not all about you.

I unsubscribed today and I feel so much better for it.

I'm not linking to the blog or entries in question.

There will be a new podcast this weekend.

Jeebus. I need a drink.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Iron Bear

I saw this in the window at Build-a-Bear Workshop - apparently they sell superhero outfits for the stuffed animals and this is the newest one. Note that it's actually on a stuffed dog, not a bear, so technically it's Iron Dog. I didn't lift up the mask to see if it came with a little mustache, but it should.