"Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon." ~ Gloria Steinem

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The NBA and the Billion-Dollar Mistake

So, the NBA season is in jeopardy, blah blah blah, money money money, etc. I don't much care about the NBA, but I DO very much care about the WNBA.

The NBA has basically been subsidizing the WNBA for the last decade or so. I fear that if the NBA loses enough money over this, they'll look to the laydeez to save them money, putting the whole league and every player in it in jeopardy. Of course, an alternative is that the 2011-2012 NBA season is not played, people want to watch basketball, and end up supporting the WNBA, making it unwise for the NBA to do anything rash.

I don't hold out much hope for the latter, though.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh hai.

I've been trying out tumblr lately, but I'm thinking about coming back here. Tumblr has a lot of interesting features, but I think I'm getting tired of reblog chains full of flashing .gifs. Also, endless one-on-one argument reblog chains, endless reblog chains wherein one person says something idiotic and the whole feminist tumblr community feels called to explain exactly why they suck...maybe reblog chains in general.

I do very much like that I'm reading a wider variety of thoughts on things I really know nothing about, i.e. racism, immigration, Islam, trans* issues, etc.


It's a microblogging service, for Christ's sake. My dashboard is weary of trying to contain posts that could fill the front page of a newspaper. And I think I will write here, and microblog there. I'm writing less since I got on tumblr, probably because the general attitude is not one of focused writing, but more along the lines of reactions and thoughts.

I have no readers either here or there, so it probably won't even matter either way :D