May 2, 2010

Intellectualism…er, south

Here:

These ubiquitous yet invisible technologies provide women with the means to hide their periods, but the history of embedded politics in menstrual technologies reveals that they can be used both as artefacts of control and empowering tools of change.

Yes, you read that correctly. But don’t blame me. I’m just the (still rather bemused) messenger.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:48am
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  1. that poor hoochie… I think maybe one time she had an embarrassing accident is what it sounds like.

  2. If her tampon could get together with Marcotte’s laundry basket, they could take over the world.

  3. Menstrual hygiene products are hidden artefacts that have enabled women to pass, to overcome prejudice levelled against a bleeding body. At certain moments the technologies helped women pass as healthy. In others, they helped them to pass as non-bleeders. Because women have relied on the pass, their exposure is felt more keenly in moments in which menstrual blood seeps through clothing, for instance.

    Wha…? The mind, it boggles. Weapons-grade stupidity there – women don’t want menstrual blood leaking down their legs like women AND men don’t want urine leaking down their legs. It’s got nothing to do with OPPRESSING PREJUDICE!!1!!! Eleventy!!!

    Reminds me of the usual PC silliness about “Ableist” language.

  4. You don’t know the half of it, Sister.

  5. Is there anything that isn’t somehow a tool of the patriarchy?

  6. But brilliance is seeing stuff that nobody had ever seen! Eventually you know everything there is about nothing at all!

  7. Is the McClintock hypothesis, if confirmed and explained, a tool of the patriarchy? What has becomes of passing in such an eventuality?

  8. In others, they helped them to pass as non-bleeders.

    This suggests a subtle parallel with light skinned blacks passing as whites. Brava!

    By the way, has anyone informed Ms Vostral that pretty much everyone is aware of menstruation? I blame Judy Blume.

  9. You know who else used menstrual technologies?

    Nazi wimmins. True fact.

  10. Wouldn’t this be a tool of the Matriarchy?

  11. If it were a tool of the matriarchy, would this womyn feel so oppressed over it? I think not.

  12. as a commenter said on David’s thread

    What’s with the “passing” bit? Why is my period anyone else’s business?

  13. in re passing

    Has that whole PMS thing been scrubbed too? Doesn’t happen. Period.

  14. Which one of you muthafucks just kicked me in the face?

  15. This sounds like the invisible wireless technology on the iPad.

  16. “Menstrual hygiene products are hidden artefacts that have enabled women to pass, to overcome prejudice levelled against a bleeding body. At certain moments the technologies helped women pass as healthy. In others, they helped them to pass as non-bleeders. Because women have relied on the pass, their exposure is felt more keenly in moments in which menstrual blood seeps through clothing, for instance.”

    Because a real, fulfilled, empowered woman wants to walk around in clothes soiled with reeking, clotted blood…

    “This sounds like the invisible wireless technology on the iPad.”

    iPad– the first DIGITAL tool of virtual patriarchal menstrual suppression…

  17. What is disgusting is that this absolute twit is paid to stand up and spout this drivel in front of a bunch of kids who have been raised by a blend of the Disney Channel, rap videos, and Simon Cowell.

    Of course it should be noted that this has been going on for some time and is now bearing its rotten fruit.

  18. To borrow from Mr. Garrison, I just don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.

  19. Addendum to previous comment: this also pretty much shows the worthlessness of any collegiate “[fill in the blank] Studies” program. Such programs invariably feature a lack of academic rigor, and are staffed by people desperate to avoid careers in Professional Homelessness with an emphasis in Starving To Death.

  20. My alma mater extends its sincere apologies to the rest of the world. However, Hugh Hefner has built us up quite the mountain of goodwill.

  21. Quilt by association.

  22. Watching Ronaldo and Caca is quite entertaining.

  23. Or Kaka. Whatever.

  24. the history of embedded politics in menstrual technologies

    That right there is the kind of shit that made God talk to Noah.

  25. Sharra Vostral is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and History at the University of Illinois

    Well, I reckon that should surprise no one.

  26. Note the professor’s confidence as she rushes to the podium on Mount Grievance.

    Thompson certainly has a way with words.

    ;^)

  27. Spiny – Ltc John, Hef, and I disown her. She is not representative of our alma mater.

  28. You watch Caca, JD, I’ll watch Kaka, and we’ll compare notes.

  29. If ever there were an argument for retroactive abortion……Jesus H. Christ.

    I had to fly today, so I don’t have access to my guns. This is probably a good thing.

  30. Hey, I think random word generators are cool.

  31. Hmm, let’s see, I could pay thousands of dollars for college, just to listen to drivel like that, or, donate a few bucks a month to Protein Wisdom and learn far more.

    Man, that’s a tough decision. I mean, cost is directly proportional to quality, right?

  32. Blood is thicker than water, eh?

  33. And academicians are thicker than bricks.

  34. Spiny – Ltc John, Hef, and I disown her. She is not representative of our alma mater.

    I figured that went without saying…

    I know it was ages ago, but are you guys still miffed about the thumping we Bruins gave you in the ’84 Rose Bowl?

    ;^)

  35. Spiny – If we let losses get us down, we would be perpetually down. Bragging about beating us is like bragging that you are smarter than meya/RD/bdam, or bragging about beating Mike Tyson in a spelling bee.

  36. I can’t wait til Gail sees this.

  37. This sounds like the invisible wireless technology on the iPad.

    Probably everyone on the Internet has seen this tool of the Patriarchy.

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