Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lifestyle Blogging WTF

Alpha Game Says Coding Is Too Hard For Girls

Alpha Game, a site for all those ‘red pill’ MRA’s, wants to clear up a mystery of the tech world – where are all those women programmers that graduated 10 years ago? Well, they have the answer:

They dropped out because programming demands single-minded focus, mathematical skill, logic, and most of all, individual accountability. They dropped out because they didn’t belong in the field and encouraging them to pursue it was doing them a serious career disservice.

AG then explains why we should stop telling dem uppity wimmins to explore careers in tech:

As a general rule, women don’t like competitive jobs where they are held to an objective standard, particularly when they cannot easily pass off their work to others and still take credit for it.

He adds that even if women get CS degrees, once they get out in the real world of code monkeying they “look at their prospects for competitive success and promptly go in for marketing, human resources, and management”.

This is why Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code will fail, just like every other women-in-technology initiative before it has failed…Throw in the fact that male programmers tend to be competitive and socially graceless, which means that relatively few of them are inclined to do a woman’s job for her in return for the well-practiced flash of a big smile and a few smug coos of appreciation, and it should be no surprise that even intelligent and well-trained women don’t tend to last long in the industry.

Yes, apparently men actually write code, and women just go around smiling and flirting in order to get the nerdy codeb0yz to do their work for them. Seriously, what company is he working at? Because all I’ve experienced is women having to work twice as hard for half the respect. If there’s a place where I can call myself a ‘woman in tech’ while sitting around leveling up in Tetris then please, sign me up. Otherwise this all just sounds like typical male whining about icky girls invading their He-Man Woman Hater’s treehouse.


Lifestyle Blogging

Jordan Reid Continues To Dress Appropriately

Look into pants.

Jordan Reid, pregnant again, is once more blathering on about how she will bravely flash her vagina while pregnant. You may remember during her last incubation she insisted on wearing platform shoes and coochie cutter shorts – even banning a commenter who said she might want to stop trying to dress like a groupie. Well this time around she’s eliminated pants altogether:

So, yes, the dress I’m wearing here is actually an H&M button-down I bought a few sizes too big. And ok, yes, this is the second time in a week I have worn dresses that are not dresses at all but rather shirts. But that is a) what tights are for and b) my prerogative, am I right?

Jordan spent most of her first pregnancy being the Norma Rae of maternity fashion rights, and it looks like we are in for another round of Jordan trying to justify her idiotic attention whoring clothing choices. Because running around a playground in February wearing nothing but a too big flannel shirt and some hosiery is totally fine and nobody should side eye for that, people. Jordan needs to feel sexy and stylish no matter what! Girl power!

For someone who claims not to care what people think about her outfits she sure spends a lot of time getting preemptively defensive  about her “prerogative”.


Food Blogging

Internet Trying To Sort Out Story Of The
“Vegan Blogger Beating”

Uh why are they yellow?

VegCharlotte, apparently a blog for vegans in Charlotte, posted Thursday about a vegan blogger who alleges she was “a victim of racism and bigotry” at Dandelion Market, the venue of some holiday party she was attending. The blogger’s story is full of breathless confusion, and essentially makes it sound as if she and her fiance were simply quietly nibbling pita chips before some Dandelion goons forced them out the door. She then claims she was body slammed and dragged out when she attempted to re-enter, and told they were removed “because people were complaining about the Muslim guy being there.”

The blogger concludes by saying the police refuse to do anything and the news media doesn’t care because “hate crimes against Sikhs and Muslims (or people just assumed to be Muslims) aren’t really hot topics” – she claims if her fiance “were black or gay” she “could have gotten some token coverage”. Apparently no lawyers are interested in helping her sue the venue because she says you “can’t get a lot of “damages” for bruises”. She finally says “So, eventually, the only thing left to do is … take it to the people. Take it to the Internet.”

Well Dandelion Market says her version is basically a bunch of crap. In a public response posted to their facebook last night they say the real story is quite different:

Two individuals were observed and identified as extremely inebriated. After being informed that it was our policy that all patrons were to be awake and alert, one of the individuals was found asleep at a table that had been vomited on. At this point, the security staff asked the patrons to leave the premises. The two individuals protested their eviction but left together of their own will. Once outside the premises the individuals continued to protest and the female individual erratically forced her way back in only to be escorted out once more. Once outside the building the manager on duty explained that they were welcomed back at another time but they would not be allowed in again on that evening. The incident was concluded by several members of staff witnessing the intoxicated female stumbling and being held up by her friends while waiting on a taxi.

Days after the incident, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police visited us in regards to that evening. We shared the events as documented in our written incident reports which are recorded following any disturbance that requires the attention of our security staff. After looking into the matter, the police determined that there was no course of action to be taken. We have continued to be honest and forthcoming with the details of the incident. We refuse to get into an argument with individuals because they mistook our motives and actions.

The action taken by the staff and management were in no way motivated by race, gender or religious beliefs. Action was taken in an effort to ensure the safety of patrons and staff of Dandelion Market.

So depending on who you believe, a white woman and her fiance were roughed up and tossed out of a venue for no reason other than her fiance “looks” Muslim; or a couple of drunk people were escorted out and the drunk girl belligerently tried to re-enter after being told she couldn’t and is spinning the humiliation into something less embarrassing.

I’m mainly just confused as to why her being vegan has any relevance to this story at all.


Lifestyle Blogging

Kathryn Skaggs Says Disney Is Trying “Normalize Homosexuality”


In a blog post worthy of a tin foil hat, “The Well Behaved Mormon Woman” takes Disney down for their “gay agenda”.

The gay agenda to normalize homosexuality is woven into Disney’s movie Frozen not just as an underlying message – it is the movie. In a liberal culture tenacious at normalizing immorality, stripping those of faith from their ability to speak out in opposition, this needs to be taken seriously.

Kathryn rambles on for several paragraphs about how omgthegays are taking over, before claiming she is “not anti-gay”. She then goes on to wave her pitchfork at Disney for trying to make your children accept same sex love with their subtle messages – even the lyrics to “Let it Go” are “intended to indoctrinate your children, and/or grandchildren, contrary to faith-based teachings”.

Kathryn then provides an excruciating scene by scene breakdown of the entire movie, complete with her insights into how each scene is cramming the “gay agenda” down the throats of your innocent, God fearing children.

The kicker is, it seems Kathryn has a daughter who is herself gay. l wonder what she thinks of this post?


Lifestyle Blogging WTF

Vincent Vinturi Says No Means Yes

Vincent Vinturi, ugh, is apparently famous in the world of online alpha males for his advice on how to treat women like dirt. Now he is apparently cutting straight to the chase and telling men to ignore the word “no”:

Women say “no” to me in one way or another on a regular basis, e.g. “no, you can’t have my number”“no, I should go home”“no, I’m not coming into your apartment”, and of course, the classic, “no, we’re not having sex”.

Yet somehow, when it’s all said and done, the woman is invariably happy that I didn’t listen to a single word of protest she uttered; that I barreled through her resistance nonchalantly and drove the ball to the basket. Women RESPECT this sexual insistence even if they aren’t acutely aware of it.

Saying the “consent crowd, however, would like for men to believe that anything short of a written statement, notarized and signed by the soon to be fornicated party, is rape”, ole Vinny goes on to explain how women really do want it, and saying no is just a feminine power play:

It’s in the nature of beautiful women to resist, test, protest, sabotage and make your job of f**king them difficult. And of course, by the time you wrestle their panties off, they’re dripping wet.

Captain Charming then goes on to whine that “[w]ith rape laws the way they are in countries like the US and Canada, it’s downright scary to be a man and act with natural disinhibition in the company of beautiful women”, and advises men to “get out of the Anglosphere so you can relax and get down to business without concern for your freedom”. I assume that’s rapist code for “go to another country with loose laws where you can rape women with impunity” or something.

I am so happy with humanity’s progress, aren’t you, ladies?


Mommy Blogging

The Feminist Breeder’s Lawsuit Apparently Over


In a fantastically anticlimactic post, The Skeptical OB stated yesterday that the legal battle between Dr. Amy and Gina of The Feminist Breeder has now ended:

We’ve settled the lawsuit:

The parties have entered into a settlement agreement which has resolved all claims and controversies to their mutual satisfaction.

The announcement comes after a year of back and forth between the two birth bloggers, which was originally supposed to go to court despite Gina’s attempts to stop the proceedings. There are no details on what the settlement entails, with Dr. Amy confirming in the post’s comments that the terms are confidential.


Fashion Blogging

Did “The Ivory Lane” Likejack Readers?


Emily Jackson, of The Ivory Lane fashion blog, recently had a huge spike in Facebook likes – and a few readers think they know why. It seems Emily had a popup that asked people to like her Facebook page, or allowed them to “X out” out of the option and continue reading. Except no matter where you clicked, it apparently registered as a Facebook like. A few folks emailed me about it, with one saying:

I went on Facebook later on the day (after I specifically remember clicking the X on the pop-up on her site) I remember being shocked at why she was on my news feed.

People are now accusing Emily of “likejacking“, which one site describes as similar to “clickjacking”:

One reason this attack works is that Facebook does not require any confirmation when you click the Like button…Users should carefully review their wall posts…

As people discovered what had happened a flurry of “unlikes” hit her facebook page, and now blog readers are wondering – how common is this practice? Everyone is probably aware by now that bloggers regularly buy “likes” and “followers” on various social media platforms. But where does the mad grab for numbers end?


Mommy Blogging

That Wife Will Join Single Mom Groups


Despite being a married SAHM, Jenna Cole apparently considers herself a “single parent” – and a working single parent at that.

Her profile shows Jenna, whose online presence is That WIFE, has joined at least two single parent meetup groups. She also lists her “interests” as “Working Moms”, “Single working parents”, and “Single Parent Support Group”.

Did Jenna get a divorce that we’re not aware of? Because I’m pretty sure a married SAHM shouldn’t be going around to working single mom groups looking for support.  Having a husband work out of town 4 days a week is hardly on par with being a single working mom. WTF is she thinking?


Mommy Blogging

The Feminist Breeder Will Educate Autistic People About Autism

Gina, knows everything about birth and feminism, informed the internet a few days ago that her child has been diagnosed with ASD. Since then she has apparently become an expert on autism and its causes, posting stories she claims show “further proof that high intervention birth practices” are possibly “to blame for some of what we’re seeing”.

As people who actually have ASD began to comment on her proclamations, Gina immediately turned on the Gina and began telling them, in a nutshell, that they have no idea wtf they are talking about, and she won’t be listening to any of it:

I can see that a bunch of y’all seem to have been fighting about this long before I ever came along and aren’t even responding to what *I* have actually said. My mind hasn’t been changed about anything. Now I just know which corner of the Internet to avoid.

As Gina continued to dismiss anyone trying to explain how some ASD people feel about “cures”, one commenter summed up the problem:

That’s the crux of this. That someone who claims to be a feminist is quite willing and quick to dismiss a minority group’s opinion as invalid, or trolling, or irrational, etc. When an oppressed group tells you that you’re being offensive and hurtful, you have an obligation as a human, a feminist, and someone who claims to care about people with autism. An obligation to listen.

Another ASD commenter also attempted to get through with their side of the issue:

What we are saying — over and over again, without anyone listening — is that attempting to “cure” your child DOES NOT MAKE HIS LIFE EASIER. It makes it HARDER. It makes it WORSE. What makes autistic people’s lives easier, better? Acceptance. Education. Equal rights. Which people would know if they would just ask the autistic people right in front of them, and believe our answers.

Eventually The Autism Women’s Network chimed in, basically telling Gina to shut up and stop acting like a 5 day old diagnosis makes her an expert or voice:

The oppression of Autistic people, perpetuated by ideas like those found on The Feminist Breeder’s Facebook Page IS EXACTLY why AWN’s committee, DIVERgent: when disability & feminism collide was created. Please join us at DIVERgent, so we can continue dispelling the myths and stereotypes like the ones found on TFB.

I’m not sure why anyone is bothering to debate with this woman. She has long made it clear that she knows everything about everything, and if you disagree you just don’t know what you’re talking about. They may as well go try to have a discussion with a pile of mud about what it’s like to be a human – at least a pile of mud wouldn’t tell you that they have seen human beings walk by, so they totally know what being human is all about.


DIY Blogging Mommy Blogging

Bower Power Will Selfie In The Shower

Well this is appropriate.

Katie Bower, crack house buyer, can’t seem to get enough of taking weird, possibly inappropriate pictures. This afternoon she took her phone into the shower in order to capture a photo of herself with her baby.

Hashtagging it “#nakedselfie”, Katie says it was “the quietest most perfect moment just made for prayers of gratitude”. Because I know when I’m having a quiet, perfect moment of gratitude in the nude the first thing I do is whip out instagram.

Bloggers really can’t do anything without documenting it, can they?


Fashion Blogging

Eat Sleep Wear Is Instagrammed While Instagramming

now that's living NOT

Kimberly, “graphic designer, fashion blogger, and cupcake enthusiast“, and her newish “boo” seem to have the perfect relationship – if you’re a blogger, that is. They spend a lot of time together with her instagramming crap, while he instagrams her instagramming crap.

For instance, as you can see above Kim and Blake went out for coffee. As Kim documented her coffee for the internet, Blake took a picture of her documenting her coffee for the internet. As Kim spent a romantic sunset with her iphone, Blake stood behind her taking pics of her spending time with her iphone. While Kim sat trying to get the best shot of her dinner, Blake killed some time preserving that special memory.

This must be a blogger’s wet dream – her own personal documentary instagrammer. I never understood how these bloggers’ friends and significant others put up with someone who makes everyone wait while they take pictures of everything. Well, Blake seems to have found the answer of how to spend that downtime. I hope this becomes a thing, because I’d love actual proof of just how much time these bloggers spend ignoring their lives in the pursuit of that one awesome instagram pic.


Mommy Blogging

Katie Vyktoriah Won’t Let You Forget She Went Viral That One Time

Katie Vyktoriah, of Wal-Mart Pink Headband fame, continues to try and cash in on the viral celebrity she claims she never wanted. After her story was all but debunked she took off on a cross country road trip culminating in a Vegas wedding before finally tippy toeing back online with a redesigned site. Now, six months after the event, she has apparently noticed that everyone has forgotten about her and the story she tried so hard to use as a springboard to fame. Well Katie has a solution – she put up yet another post discussing the issue, complete with fresh spin:

We had a minor incident that turned into a worldwide talking point. Our whole family was dragged into the limelight, and it seemed that the whole planet knew your name…Suddenly there was a great focus on me and some of the things I’d written in the past. Some of the stories from other blogs or websites were being dragged out and used to discredit me…the attention seemed to take forever to go away.

The post, titled “A Letter to My Accidentally Famous Son”, has Katie claiming she “genuinely never imagined that we would have become somewhat famous due to a blog post” despite the fact that she herself posted it all over the internet, welcomed the publicity, and past comments by her husband showed a desire for a viral post.

She concludes by telling her son that “if we ever get accidentally famous again – I will be sure to look the whole world in the eyes, refusing to be bullied” before telling him she “will protect you at any cost”.

For someone who supposedly regrets the “accidental” fame this story brought her (she stated at one point “I just want it to go away”) she sure does like to dredge it up over and over. One would think she would never mention it again if she truly regretted the outcome, but one would be wrong – attention whores can’t let go of their 15 minutes, even when it’s oldnews:thirty o’clock.


Book Club Lifestyle Blogging Mommy Blogging

Someone Actually Publishing The Ramshackle Glam Book Because Why Not

dis gon be wtf

Jordan Reid, having another baby and still trying to be famous, is apparently just about done with her shillshackle sham book. The galley is out and it’s less than game changing. The book seems to be broken down into sections:

  • 1. new motherhood - where Jordan uses a things-nobody-tells-you format to act as if no one until Jordan has provided real maternity style advice or been truly honest about adjusting to life with a newborn
  • 2. fashion - which is basically Jordan going on and on about how she’s going to dress however she wants, and blathers on far too long with tips for postpartum dressing, again acting as if this is information available nowhere else (wrap dresses, how groundbreaking)
  • 3. beauty - in which Jordan instructs you to get “quality rest”, “drink water”, apply eye cream “every single night”, and use shampoo and conditioner suited to your hair before providing a tutorial on false eyelashes
  • 4. home - which includes several pages on how to make an inspiration board, and a retelling of her meeting and marrying Kenny before sharing revolutionary information about how to set up a nursery in a small space
  • 5. recipes - with half the contents being pasta instructions and the other half being roasted chicken and crock pot ideas

After that there’s a whole bunch of crap about how to travel with a baby because she’s an expert I guess, and how to stay married and keep romance alive and yada yada. Throughout the book she also mentions her website – she has a website, by the way this happened on my website, I post about myself on the internet – about 900 times in case anyone missed it the first 700 times in the introduction. Then there’s a “Conclusion” chapter where she mumbles on about some car she owned 15 years ago and reminds everyone she used to be an actress.

TL;DR, it’s pretty much just 186 pages of her blog in book format, so the contents are just about what you’d expect – a whole lot of Jordan defending her choices under the guise of girl power sympathy and solidarity, and a bunch of meandering stories about Jordan and Jordan’s life that segue extremely awkwardly into the topic at hand. As this is a proof I’m really hoping she has some good editors, because if this goes out as is they might as well title it 50% Off: I Got A Book Deal So Here’s The Book and save booksellers some time.