Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate it with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it.
Nothing discounts the old antifeminist projection of men as all-powerful more than their basic ignorance of a major facet of the political system that shapes and informs male identity and sense of self from birth until death.
Mechanical watches are such satisfying things.
I’m spending summer in New York!
I realised I didn’t have enough adventure in my life. So to rectify this, in a couple of weeks I’ll be leaving my current job, then flying state-side in June where I will be staying until late August.
I have a tentative to do list (play derby with NYSE, go to ECDX, be a massive hipster, fire a gun, reconnect with friends, get a robot unicorn tattoo, live in a NY apartment for at least a week, etc.) and some accommodation already sorted. But if you’d like to either add to my to do list, or offer a place to stay, or both, please do :D
Adventures are fun.
Hundreds of thousands of web and email servers worldwide have a software flaw that lets attackers steal the cryptographic keys used to secure online commerce and web connections, experts say.
They could also leak personal information to hackers when people carry out searches or log into email.
Spent most of the day sorting this out. TL;DR, somebody hacked the internet a bit.
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Not yet, but you can expect an update in the next few weeks.
I was all wrapped up in MRDWC stuff (I managed the website) until last weekend. Now that’s over I’ll be getting the Test O’Matic good to go in the next few weeks.
Problem: After many years I’ve finally pulled the front two bolts out the bottom of my boot (in the photo without the boot I’ve over-tightened them to help get them out).
Solution: massive washers and a re-mount.
Just how much I’ll feel the washers under the pressure point, we will find out tomorrow at training.
These boots… we’ve been through a lot.