The Double Union application asks prospective members to “tell us about your feminism.” People who belong should share the organization’s values, as outlined in its Base Assumptions document. Some of those principles include: feminism is good, intersectionality is super important, sexism exists, and meritocracy is a joke.

Neither all women nor all feminists fit into the DU mold. Those who suggest that women should be nicer to men, or that an all-female space leaves people out, for example, are rejected. Some might call it exclusionary; [founder Amelia] Greenhall argues that members should feel comfortable with each other, and enter the space with the same attitudes. “We’re all operating on the common ground that we ‘get’ Feminism 101,” that the Base Assumptions document explains.

Greenhall is like Double Union incarnate, both girly and radical; artistic and technical. Dressed in black tights, black booties, a black skirt, and black sweater with half her head shaved, she gets just as giddy illustrating a “not owl men” parody sticker as she does while talking quantified self.

WHY SILICON VALLEY NEEDS THE CODER GRRRLS OF DOUBLE UNION, THE FEMINIST HACKER SPACE | by Rebecca Greenfield for Fast Company

This is utterly amazing. Every industry needs something like this.

Riot.

Heh. This one is hard for an entirely different reason. But good pair!

I have always sort of disliked Jane Eyre, so I never read Wide Sargasso Sea - since it’s a prequel. A prequel that supposedly gives some humanity and dignity to the horribly mistreated first Mrs. Rochester… but I understand uses some problematic Jamaican/British colonial tropes?

On the other hand, Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair gave me a new respect and interest in the original… Specifically when it comes to the idea of erasing it forever. So Brontë gets this one by a hair, and with a little help.

Heh. This one is hard for an entirely different reason. But good pair!

I have always sort of disliked Jane Eyre, so I never read Wide Sargasso Sea - since it’s a prequel. A prequel that supposedly gives some humanity and dignity to the horribly mistreated first Mrs. Rochester… but I understand uses some problematic Jamaican/British colonial tropes?

On the other hand, Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair gave me a new respect and interest in the original… Specifically when it comes to the idea of erasing it forever. So Brontë gets this one by a hair, and with a little help.

A few more!

This is much easier than picking Anne of Green Gables over The Hunger Games. This one Katniss wins hands down.

Ouch!

Really. Ouch! I think I’ll have to go with Heist Society, though. If only because I might identify with Kat’s insecurities a little better than Frankie’s.

Devil’s Cub all the way. The Marquis of Vidal is way more redeemable than The Duke of Avon and Mary is 0% annoying as opposed to Leonie… she’s 30% on a good day.

Plus, we all know Satanas fully expects to burn. He would accept nothing less.

Much as I hate to be the one responsible for removing all of Sherlock Holmes from the world, if that’s what it takes to keep the indomitable Sally Lockhart safe then so be it.

girlinfourcolors

distractedbyshinyobjects asked:

The Wizard of Oz or Little Women - you can count the whole series or just the first book of each, whichever you prefer.

luanna255 answered:

Ooh, tough.

If it’s the first book in each series, Little Women wins, although it’s a tough call. Both of these books are absolute classics that I love, and that I feel would be a big loss to literature.

If it’s the series as a whole… I’m still going with Little Woman, but only on the strength of that first book. To me, Ozma of Oz would be a bigger loss to the world than anything in the LW sequels.

(By the way, can Ozma count as a #womanwhoneedsamovie?)

girlinfourcolors:

distractedbyshinyobjects:

Um, yes. Yes she needs a movie. Dorothy Gale got TWO and one of those gave me nightmares for years! 

Give Ozma a movie! (Maybe Amandla Stenberg is available?)

As long as Ozma is trans in the film, as she is in the book.

Tyree Brown can play Tip!

luanna255

distractedbyshinyobjects asked:

The Wizard of Oz or Little Women - you can count the whole series or just the first book of each, whichever you prefer.

luanna255 answered:

Ooh, tough.

If it’s the first book in each series, Little Women wins, although it’s a tough call. Both of these books are absolute classics that I love, and that I feel would be a big loss to literature.

If it’s the series as a whole… I’m still going with Little Woman, but only on the strength of that first book. To me, Ozma of Oz would be a bigger loss to the world than anything in the LW sequels.

(By the way, can Ozma count as a #womanwhoneedsamovie?)

Um, yes. Yes she needs a movie. Dorothy Gale got TWO and one of those gave me nightmares for years! 

Give Ozma a movie! (Maybe Amandla Stenberg is available?)