femwatch part one

I’m not sure if this is the most intelligent way to state this, but I love love love love love [add a few more, maybe 10, for effect] Sudy.  She created a videoblog on all the unbelievable things often found in the feminist blogosphere. It is a must-see.



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6 responses to “femwatch part one

  1. That’s the second thing today that i’ve really wanted to see but can’t because my computer is so old and has so little memory that it crashes if it tries to play videos (the first was a BBC news report on homeless disabled people being excluded from the homeless figures – i can forgive video bloggers for not providing transcripts, but the *BBC*?)

    I’ve never seen any of Amanda Baggs’s videos either…

    I wonder if there’s such a thing as a program that creates transcripts of videos automatically? Something sort of like speech-to-text, but in reverse? I dunno… suppose it’s not technically an accessibility issue as such (since hearing impaired people can be catered for by subtitles), but at a stretch it just might be, cos, y’know, if i wasn’t disabled then i might be more likely to have a job and therefore be able to afford a better computer…

  2. Shiva, Sudy just posted the comments she used here: http://www.femwatch1.blogspot.com/

    It’s great 🙂

  3. This was both really fun and horrifying. I do hope that Sudy is going to be careful in what she uses, because it’s obviously not fair to suggest that everyone who comments on a feminist blog is actually a feminist. When this is reflecting thoughts from bloggers, established commenters, several commenters who have reached a consensus, it’s great and I can’t wait to see more. I didn’t see anything on Sudy’s site about methodology, so I’m obviously going to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume that this is what she’s doing — for the comments that I personally recognized, this was certainly true! And in any case, there isn’t a need to make anything up or exaggerate, because there’s plenty of actual content. Thanks for passing this on!

  4. bev

    Enlightening and entertaining stuff. Sudy’s delivery is priceless.

  5. I L-O-V-E this video. It is awesome and fun and depressing and thought-provoking and necessary. Also, Sudy’s delightful to watch – she’s so natural.

  6. This isn’t really related to anything said in these comments here, but I want to copy and paste a great statement written by Vox a few weeks ago that’s very relevant to the purpose of this project since there were questions on other blogs.

    “My patriarchy keeps anyone who isn’t a wealthy, able-bodied, straight, white, Christian male down by turning them against each other — not via “circular firing squads” but by teaching them that the world is, excuse the pun, “black and white.” That there are hard definitions to movements, and that solidarity is presenting a united front and hiding the tensions and turmoils within. It’s not.” —Vox Ex Machina

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