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#i need to tell you about how much i love this moment #peggy standing tall and out beyond where balance makes sense #hovering just inches from utter destruction #in a stolen car with a patriarch as her driver #peggy with her eyes upward #not longing or hope or peace or fear #but something of all of them all patched together #peggy looking up and out #peggy just above a precipice because steve isn’t the only one who takes enormous risks #peggy in a car that shouldn’t be able to balance there but is anyway #peggy getting her to her feet #not because she chooses to stand again when other sit and wait #not because she means to #but because she can’t NOT stand tall #peggy with her eyes on the sky and her back straight
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Tech Writer Clive Thompson: “The world of fanfiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”
The leading flank in discovering how to use technology in cool, interesting, thoughtful ways will generally always be the amateurs. […]
I have a whole theory, actually, that the world of fan fiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Every single technology that has come along, fan fiction people have come along and colonized it and stress-tested it and found the most amazing things. They were the first people to realize the potential of meta-tagging and bookmarking sites. Like, here’s a link with four tags, and then you go to a fan fiction person, and they have a link, and it has 70 tags. They are pushing this to absolute limit, and they are finding these amazing ways to sort knowledge.
It’s all because they’re passionate and nobody is making any money off of it and they don’t want to make any money off of it. They get some amazing stuff done. If you’re ever wondering about a future technology, just drop what you’re doing and find out what fan fiction people are doing with it. What are fan fiction people doing right now with WhatsApp? I don’t know. But, whatever it is, it’s the future.
- SXSW Interview: Author Clive Thompson Explains FOMO, the NSA, and His Latest Book, “Smarter Than You Think” (x)
Gloria Steinem is 80 years old today and as one of the architects and leaders of second wave feminism there is much to be thankful to her for. But because this blog focuses on the women of DC Comics, there is another reason to be thankful for her - she is instrumental in making Wonder Woman have a resurgence in popularity in the 70s by putting together a book containing her early strips and, of course, putting her on the first cover of Ms. Magazine.
She also pushed DC to undo the “New” mod Wonder Woman of the 70s and give Wonder Woman back her powers.
Steinem said about Wonder Woman:
“Looking back now at these Wonder Woman stories from the forties, I am amazed by the strength of their feminist message. Wonder Woman symbolizes many of the values of the women’s culture that feminists are now trying to introduce into the mainstream.”
While Wonder Woman has appeared on Gloria Steinem’s magazine several times in addition to the one above, Gloria has only appeared along with Wonder Woman once in Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier Special (with art by J. Bone where Wonder Woman and Canary break up a Playboy club.
And there at, literally, the end is a bunny who resembles Gloria Steinem who famously went undercover as a Bunny for an Esquire article.
Happy Birthday, Gloria.
And thank you.
When you’re 45th in civil liberties, 19th in economic freedom, and #1 in prisoners per capita, I think it’s officially time to stop bragging about being the “freest country on earth”–and maybe time to start thinking about how to rebuild that image.