Pursuant to this and this, I’m starting to think there should be a symbol similar to the pink triangle or what-have-you that means some combination of “Janelle Asselin and everyone else who supports her is right” + “This person or establishment is not a safe space for your misogynist bullshit,” a generalized message for putting people on notice in a place where gross dude nerds might otherwise feel free to be gross. It should be a button, a sticker for the window of a comic or game shop or bookstore, a badge for a website, a thing you can put anywhere whose unspoken message is “If you talk some shit in the presence of this symbol, be prepared to catch a beatdown.” I have a button maker, but I’m the first to admit I got no sense of design. What should the symbol be?
Jeff Sparrow (via anticapitalist)
I need there to be a gif of someone dropping a mic so hard the entire building collapses, so I can put it here.
I got the itch to re-read The Invisibles this evening, but this time around I want other people to do it with, the kind of people who’ve read it before, but who’ll re-read it a trade at a time and then hop onto an ongoing email thread or maybe a Facebook group to jaw about stuff like
- Who is John-a-Dreams, really?
- What is the deal with Sir Miles?
- Can we talk about the game aspect?
I really want to call this dumb book club CELL 23, but it takes five people to form a proper Invisible cell. I’m just sayin’.