More Hell, Fewer Dahlias: The Musings of a Radical Feminist.

FYI and PSA

Posted on: May 7, 2010


FYI: If you google “sex worker photos” or “indian sex worker photo” you can get here. Hm. Also “rape schedule.” I like the third search term the most but oh well, can’t win ’em all. I’m calming myself by thinking that maybe these people were looking for photos of sex workers as they really are: people with families, work, bills to pay, etc and not for any sort of porn purposes. Don’t disabuse me of this notion plz! It is possibly valid.

PSA: So I’ve been fighting the sexist language battle for sometime, with various people and places. Saying “she’s got balls,” “be a man,” and using slang terms for vagina (“cunt” “pussy”) as insults is supporting a sexist culture. Recognizing where these terms come from, why we use them as such, and the systems we are supporting while using them is important.

I’m sure someone much better verses in linguistics and language/culture relation can elaborate/disprove/whatevs this little PSA, but there you have it. It is 2:35 in the morning and I am done with finals, people!

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3 Responses to "FYI and PSA"

Google does personalized searches now based on your web history (even when you’re not logged into Google). So the search results you get are different from other people. And since you visit your blog a lot (GOOGLE KNOWS) it gets moved up on your search results. But it also means that there’s no way to tell what your ‘actual’ search ranking might be, because searches are now all relative. It’s very creepy. Google is trying to compile as much information on everyone as humanly (computerly?) possible. Sometimes I wonder/worry about this.

That’s terrifying.

The sex worker photos tags come up through a WordPress tool, that let’s you see all the search engine results that lead people to your blog, so its sort of weird that it keeps happening.

For a while people were googling radfemles which was super exciting for me.

It’s also really cool because I can see the pages people are on when they click a link over here, so like if people come from their livejournal friends page, it links me back to their LJ friends page. Its really neat, I feel like a ninja spy!!

Your Senator Jeff Sessions is righttt in the thick of all of the Supreme Court nominations/abortion stuff right now! (Thank you for coming by!!)

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