Stand up to Save Your Say [#geekgirl]
“The LNP government wants to close down free speech in Queensland. Extreme new laws will make it practically impossible for workers to speak out on important workplace and community issues. Stand up to Save Your Say and defend democracy in Queensland…This television advertisement may hold the key to saving your say. Your donation – small or large – can help put this ad on air so everybody knows what’s at risk from these extreme new laws threatening free speech.”
This Is Water [#geekgirl]
[Whenever I hear/read/am-exposed-to the genius of David Foster Wallace, I always feel that awful gut-twist of sadness when realising, again, that he took himself away from the world. RIP DFW.]
“In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn’t become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we’ve ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.”
#Complete Ballsy Awesomeness [#geekgirl]
“Phones face down stacked at the table…” [#geekgirl]
#Women Fighters In Reasonable Armor [#geekgirl]
Nothin’ wrong with sexy!
Cheesecake has its place.
But I like pictures of women who look like they are legitimately bad-ass. Women that don’t fight in high heels. Women that clearly give a shit about the practicalities of getting in a lethal situation. Women who could most definitely kick my ass.
Women fighters in reasonable armor.”
#femalepressure: An Urgent Call for #Female Representation [#geekgirl]
“Let’s be frank – enough is enough. femalepressure believes there is no justification for more male-dominated music events. We need – and paying audiences deserve – invigorating and entertaining diversity!
Festival curators, sponsors, label owners, journalists: Give more opportunities to women!
Female festival curators, sponsors, label owners, journalists: Don’t try to be the better men by only taking ‘risks’ on established, male artists! Give more women a chance!
We look forward to your response and positive developments in this cultural sector in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this issue.
Here’s to a brighter future for the arts.”
Happy International #Women’s Day! [#geekgirl]
“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” – Gloria Steinem
When: Friday 8 March 2013
What: International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.
Why: Suffragettes campaigned for women’s right to vote. The word ‘Suffragette’ is derived from the word “suffrage” meaning the right to vote. International Women’s Day honours the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and reminds of inequities still to be redressed.
For lots of Aus-based IWD 2013 Events, go here.
The #TED-O-Matic [#geekgirl]
#3D #Printing In the Classroom [#geekgirl]
You Called For A #RealLife #Cylon #Raider? Why, Here’s One! [#geekgirl]
I’m the first to admit to a being a rampant fan of domino-watching consecutive seasons of good episodic serials, including BSG [Battlestar Galactica for those not in this particular subcultural-niche-loop]. But…building an actual Cylon Raider? For Galacticon 3? Even I wouldn’t take it *that* far
though I would be significantly tempted if I could entice in a volunteer engineer to help and source suitable construction parts…*cough*.