Some srs bsns for your Saturday night. May 28, 2011Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
Tags: DID, dissociation, gender, Internets, LOLcats, manga, race, trauma
The Cute Cat Theory of Digital Activism: a Web 2.0 tool is only useful if it works for activists and cat macros.
How to find out the gender (or at least, the sex) of your computer. Cute. (It’s just leaning on Microsoft SAPI; according to the comments, XP comes with a male voice, Vista and 7 with female, and Macs can be easily switched in the system preferences.)
Parents decide to raise a child without telling people its sex. More here, with extra details. (Both the articles and the comments conflate “gender” and “sex” all over the place; the second one has extra tales of people being icky to young boys who wear pink.) The story they’re referring to as inspiration is X: A Fabulous Child’s Story.
How Tokyopop sank wages in the manga translation industry, with hopes that they can still recover. (Translators, not Tokyopop’s manga.)