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April 22, 2014

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Joan

The Observer was up to the usual standard: "Does it matter if two feminists pose with their hand on their hip?"

http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/she-said/2014/apr/20/does-it-matter-if-two-feminists-pose-with-their-hand-on-their-hip

David

“Does it matter if two feminists pose with their hand on their hip?”

Heh. Clearly, the world needs instructing in the correct, feminist way to stand when being photographed for a leftwing newspaper.

Joan

Loved the "does it matter?" at the end after wasting everyone's time.

David

Loved the “does it matter?” at the end after wasting everyone’s time.

Yes, it’s a comical fudge; glib but very bold. Maybe Yvonne Roberts belatedly realised how dogmatic and absurd she was sounding. But if you think of her article as another exercise in social positioning, which so many of these things are, the “does it matter?” cop-out is less jarring. If Ms Roberts was trying to let us know that she still has her lecture notes from the 1970s, and therefore still belongs, then whether her article bears any kind of scrutiny is almost beside the point. Her credentials have been displayed. That’s what counts.

Nigel

So, what else did I miss?

Artist gives birth to a painting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKFZOIv5sS0

ac1

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Thought you might be interested.

David

Artist gives birth to a painting

I don’t have much to add to that, er, piece. Aesthetically compelling as I’m sure it was, what with Ms Moiré “creating mental doors” and all that, I kept feeling sorry for whoever had to position, then reposition, the little black squares.

Nigel

There's an uncensored version available from the artists web site, at a price.

Der Spiegle are missing an option in their question "Kunst oder Pornografie?" http://www.spiegel.de/video/kunst-oder-pornografie-die-nackte-provokation-video-1341201.html

Simen Thoresen

I kept feeling sorry for whoever had to position, then reposition, the little black squares.

David,

There are very skilled people out there spending years of their lives researching the algorithms that one day, will do this taxing work for us.

In that glorious future, these people will surely be awarded the Nobel peace prize, like their colleagues in the IPCC did for their similar algorithmic achievements.

Love,
-S

sk60

62 Percent of Americans Say They Favour a Flat Tax.

David

algorithms that one day will do this taxing work for us.

Ah, the SnatchBegone 9000™, hiding the unspeakable and allowing small children to enjoy really shit performance art.

Steve 2: Steveageddon

"The overwhelming message from the media today is that a woman’s body parts mean more than she does, say Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, founders of the blog, The Vagenda, and now the book of the same name."

I'm going to start a blog called the Daily Testiclegraph. Or possibly the Scrotean Times. Or the People's Frenum.

David

Or the People’s Frenum.

Don’t make me laugh, I’m trying to cook.

Dr Cromarty

[the] feminist way to stand when being photographed for a leftwing newspaper.

These people probably see nothing wrong in Kim Jong Un ordering 'approved' haircuts. So a feminist view on one's stance in a photo wouldn't be odd or controlling to them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26747649

Jonathan

Ahh, so that's what happened? I naturally assumed that you'd finally come to realise the inevitable triumph of the Fascist Left and turned yourself in for re-education.

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