Here's a set of gendered crayons from Melissa and Doug, whose image is of a cool, progressive toymaker. I found the "Truck Crayon Set" and "Princess Crayon Set" in the gift-shop at the Rochester, NY Hyatt yesterday, after checking in for the RIT appearance that I'm doing with Charlie Stross later today (tell your friends!).
One thing that surprised me about parenting was how gendered EVERYTHING is: gendered diapers, bottles, wipes -- even kid toothpaste comes in princess or butch action-dude versions.
Gendered crayons, Hyatt gift shop, Rochester, NY, USA
Many people have noticed that the female lead character Rey is notably underrepresented in the tsunami of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys.
On McSweeney’s, Susan Harlan rounds up some less-objectionable alternatives we can use to describe so-called “Resting Bitch Face,” such as “Yes I Really Do Just Want to Sit Here and Read My Book Unmolested Face.”
Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s spoken word piece “Like Totally Whatever,” performed at the National Poetry Slam 2015, in Oakland, CA. Kick ass. (via Pro Choice America)
Plastic is so 2013. You don’t want to buy something only to throw it away or lose it and barely care. You like nice things and want to hang onto them. The Plazmatic lighter here is a high quality, high tech alternative to the typical cheap, plastic lighter you get at the old gas station. […]
Real engineers build things. Super cool engineers build things with their hands and fingers, like our engineering forefathers did. No idea where to even begin to do that? This step by step Arduino course is now 92% off and is going to get you up and running, from zero to hero, in no time. So […]
How do Google and YouTube really work? It turns out, Python kind of runs things around those parts. And with this bootcamp, you’ll get whipped into shape and ready to start programming yourself. Whether you’re a Python pro and just want to sharpen your skills, or a total tech newbie with little or no coding […]