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Originally posted by [ profile] tigerbright at Interesting repost on women's pockets & lack thereof
Originally posted by [personal profile] hitchhiker at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
Originally posted by [personal profile] merchimerch at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
Originally posted by [personal profile] kylecassidy at What we talk about when we talk about pockets
This post is about pockets, feminism, design, autonomy and common sense. Please feel free to repost or link to it if you know people who'd benefit from the discussion.

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Nov. 22nd, 2011 02:25 pm
vettecat: (melting pot)
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Jan. 30th, 2009 01:02 am
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So, who else has been reading DC's Final Crisis? [spoiler warning] Read more... )
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As a followup to my recent post about the NYT article controversy, I just saw this article, in which the cause of the controversy admits that he was, in fact, not deliberately cut from the photograph. About half the class was left out because the photographer couldn't fit everyone into the frame, and the photo that ran in the newsletter happened to be one that didn't include him. (I'm not in the shot shown here because I was in the half that made it into the newsletter... the cutoff point was the woman in the back row with the white hat. Everyone to the left of her [well, to her right] wasn't in the newsletter shot. The article author is at the extreme left.)

This is the really disturbing part:
[the photographer], who is now based in New York, said the Times "paid my way to go back to [his Boston studio] and find the negative. They wanted to run the [reunion] picture to illustrate" [the author]'s claim of being discriminated against because of his relationship with a non-Jew. [the photographer] returned with the photo but the Times opted not to publish it, he said, when it became obvious that there was no cropping but simply an overflowing of reunion participants beyond the camera's range.

Going through with publishing the rant when it became obvious that his complaint was baseless seems extremely unprofessional. The Orthodox Union is calling for the Times to drop him from their staff on the basis of loss of journalistic credibility. I don't know if that'll actually happen, but it does make you question how closely the Times checks all their other facts...


Jul. 25th, 2007 02:14 am
vettecat: (just people)
Several people have forwarded links and responses to the article, so I felt I should respond. (Briefly for the as-yet unbothered: a former classmate of mine wrote a NYT article complaining at length about the fact that the school newsletter hasn't published announcements about his marriage to a non-Jewish woman, and the births of their non-Jewish children. He acknowledges that everyone has been civil to him, but seems to feel that having his news in the bulletin is a sacred right. So to speak.)

Briefly, I think he's being illogical - which is odd coming from someone so intelligent.* (Though intelligent people aren't always socially acute.) He has rejected Orthodoxy and everything it stands for. But he wants the Orthodox community to embrace him and cheer his choices. This is the equivalent of slapping someone in the face, insulting them, and then expecting them to hug you and tell you you're wonderful - and being upset when they don't. You can't have it both ways. If you don't want to follow our laws, fine. That's your right, do as you like. But you can't expect us to celebrate you for it.

That's as cogent as I can be at this hour coming off a 25-hour fast... discussion is welcome, attacks will not be answered.

* Both his parents were Harvard professors (as he now is); the prediction for him in the class yearbook was "Harvard's entire faculty." I do wonder how his parents feel about his current actions... it must be very hard for them.
vettecat: (hmph!)
For those who haven't heard yet (taken from [ profile] filkertom's post):

If you, like me, took the LJ Mojo test last month... well, the graphics for the test result have been replaced by some really, really disgusting stuff. As in, scatalogical, not work safe. I believe the term is "Goatse", from a defunct shock site. So go back and get rid of it, although you may want to wait to do it from home. Thanks to [ profile] kshandra for the heads-up.

ETA: Thanks to [ profile] ataniell93 for linking up with the shmott guy who did it. You can access your info from the meme there. So can everybody else. His attitude seems to be, "We thought it was cool, and f--- you for being stupid enough to trust someone like me."
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At the store today, I received a phone call from someone who was trying to sell something. I'm really not sure what, because the person had such a thick foreign accent that I couldn't understand what he was saying. I don't have anything intrinsically against people with accents, but really, if your business depended on people responding to a sales pitch on the phone, wouldn't you hire people who speak clearly?
vettecat: (hmph!)
As if kids' math skills weren't bad enough... now Monopoly is going to stop using paper money and include a money calculator instead. Way to promote learning to manage money, people...


May. 7th, 2006 11:39 pm
vettecat: (twilight trees)
A client came into the store today looking very upset. We asked what was wrong, and she told us that her cousin was killed by a drunk driver last week. Said cousin was 26 years old, recently married, and pregnant. She also said that the driver was in critical condition, not expected to recover, and was supposed to get married in two weeks (though she didn't care as much about him). So a young man has lost his wife and expected child, and a young woman has probably lost her fiance - not to mention the pain caused to their parents, family, friends, etc. Such a waste...

I'll never understand the allure of getting drunk. Aside from the fact that I don't like the smell of alcohol, or the taste, or the sensation - I've always been of the opinion that if you can't enjoy what you're doing without dulling your senses, then you probably shouldn't be doing it. (If it's a dull party, don't drink until it seems exciting, just leave and find something more fun to do.) And I absolutely cannot comprehend why someone would drink until they feel fuzzy, and then put themselves in control of several thousand pounds of steel. Even if they don't care about their own safety, they should be considerate of those around them.

Sometimes I really want them to bring back Prohibition... (Yes, I know it didn't work. It's the sentiment.)

Trash talk

Feb. 15th, 2006 01:34 am
vettecat: (bugs stare)
Has anyone else noticed that the ice-skating commentators at the Olympics are being particularly nasty and snarky this year? (Scott Hamilton is being a gentleman, as usual - I'm referring to the other two, who do most of the talking.) It's one thing to say, e.g., "oh, he did a double instead of a triple, that's going to cost him points." It's quite another to say someone's costume reminds you of your dining-room drapes (yes, they really said that), or to say a competitor's choreography is "trite," or to make sweeping less-than-complimentary comments about the competitors from a particular nation. These are the best skaters in the world, trying their hardest to perform extremely difficult moves under intense pressure; the least they deserve is a little respect. There were points both last night and tonight when I was so disgusted by their insults that I was seriously tempted to hit the mute button, but it's hard to fully appreciate the beauty of a skating routine when you can't hear the music. Is this making anyone else's Olympic-watching experience unpleasant, or is it just me?
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It seems that Oldies 103.3 will be playing nothing but Christmas music for five continuous weeks. Ugh! Completely aside from the fact that it's not our holiday, and the fact that it's not even Thanksgiving yet, I would think the same songs being repeated over and over that many times would drive anyone up the wall. But it was nice of them to send a postcard (advertising a contest) warning us they'll be doing this... I sent them an e-mail thanking them for the alert, so we'll know not to turn to their station for the next few weeks. (Does anyone really want to hear nonstop Christmas music for that many days straight? It's not unusual for customers to come in to our store during December and say, "oh, it's so nice to not hear Christmas music for a change!")

On the other hand, I was listening to Mike 93.7 in the car yesterday, and one of their station breaks said something along the lines of, "We could play some Christmas music, but then you'd fall asleep... so we're playing this instead." I thought that was kind of refreshing... maybe I'll write and tell them so.
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I've been needing new shoes for a while, and decided I really have to get some before Rosh haShana. Fortunately one of my cousins married a guy who works in his family's shoe store (relatives can be useful). So I went out there tonight to look for shoes. Read more... )

On the way back tonight, I saw two interesting license plates (both from NH) which I thought might amuse people. One read "KTRINA" (I imagine she's feeling self-conscious right now!) and the other read "1017FNX" (which I thought might particularly interest [ profile] gnomi)... :-)
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The Best of Boston winners have been announced. Read more... )


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