geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • Preview of The Great Wolf Divide [#geekgirl]

  • “When Does A Woman Owe You Sex?” [#geekgirl]

    [Image Credit: mic.com (by Raquel Reichard)

    [Image Credit: mic.com (by Raquel Reichard)

  • “Women in Art and Technology” Part 2 [#geekgirl]

    “A.I.R. Gallery and 2013–14 Fellowship Artist, Amelia Marzec, are pleased to announce the second installment of “Women in Art and Technology,” an evening of presentations, discussion, and exhibitions.

    Technology is the medium we use to communicate today, but we still experience a gender gap and a generation gap in terms of women’s participation in technology as a creative medium. A.I.R. Gallery invites artists, curators, creative technologists, critics, historians and researchers with an interest in women, art, and technology to join us on July 22 for an evening event. We’ll talk about women trailblazers in new media; enjoy presentations and exhibitions by digital artists; and hold a roundtable discussion to consider these issues within the larger context of the history of art. Our interest is in creating a platform for further conversations and participation at the first all female cooperative gallery in the United States.”

  • “Minister Scott Morrison, this policy is not saving lives…” [#geekgirl]

  • Beating the Paparazzi [#geekgirl]

    [Via TVPool Buffet]

    [Via TVPool Buffet]

  • National Sorry Day [#geekgirl]


    “The National Sorry Day Committee (NSDC) is a civil society, not-for-profit organisation that advocates for the rights of the Stolen Generations at the national level…Each year we encourage all schools, community groups and workplaces to hold events in their local areas to commemorate National Sorry Day. The theme continues as ‘SORRY. Still Living on Borrowed Time!’

  • Grace Hopper Says It #Best [#geekgirl]

  • “Join the B-Hive | Get Bitch in Digital!” [#geekgirl]

    [Via Bitch Mag]

    [Via Bitch Mag]

    “B-Word Worldwide, doing business as Bitch Media, is the nonprofit organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture...Bitch Media is a nonprofit feminist media organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture. We seek to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world.”

  • “Factory Farming Video: Just the Basics of Modern Farms…” [#geekgirl]

  • Animal Rights: Legal Implications [#geekgirl]

    [Via The New York Times Magazine] “Under the partial heading “The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc. on behalf of Tommy,” the legal memo and petition included among their 106 pages a detailed account of the “petitioner’s” solitary confinement “in a small, dank, cement cage in a cavernous dark shed”; and a series of nine affidavits gathered from leading primatologists around the world, each one detailing the cognitive capabilities of a being like Tommy, thereby underscoring the physical and psychological ravages he suffers in confinement.

    Along with chimps, the Nh.R.P. plans to file similar lawsuits on behalf of other members of the great ape family (bonobos, orangutans and gorillas) as well as dolphins, orcas, belugas, elephants and African gray parrots — all beings with higher-order cognitive abilities. Chimps were chosen as the first clients because of the abundance of research on their cognitive sophistication, and the fact that, at present, there are sanctuaries lined up to take in the plaintiffs should they win their freedom. (There are no such facilities for dolphins or orcas in the United States, and the two preferred sanctuaries for elephants were full.)

    “Like humans,” the legal memo reads, “chimpanzees have a concept of their personal past and future . . . they suffer the pain of not being able to fulfill their needs or move around as they wish; [and] they suffer the pain of anticipating never-ending confinement.” What Tommy could never have anticipated, of course, huddled just up the road that morning in his dark, dank cell, was that he was about to make legal history: The first nonhuman primate to ever sue a human captor in an attempt to gain his own freedom.”