Thursday, August 20, 2009

An "ass" out of "u" and "me"

I got invited to participate in the Geek Feminism blog and it's been a ball thus far. You mean I get more excuse to interact with smart, sassy, feminist folk? Sign me up! Here's a teaser from one of my posts there, entitled An “ass” out of “u” and “me”:

I'm off-white, so I'm used to people assuming rather strange things about me. The big one I am forever explaining is that no, I really am Canadian. Yes, that's where I'm really from. That's where my ancestors are from too.

But the weirdest assumption I ever encountered was that because I was a girl, I would somehow know something about computer usability.

(Read the rest here)