Way back when I bought my laptop, I gave the laptop before to Darcy, who used it for a little while before she got a new laptop. Now that my laptops outta the running for a bit, this old laptop has made it’s way back to me. Thanks Darcy!!!
It’s soooo slow though. It literally took 45 minutes to boot up and get on the internet. I mean, I was gonna do this while my laundry was washing, but now my laundry is done. There are resource conflicts, date conflicts, windoze issues, and who knows what else. But it works! And a bunch of my old writing that I thought I had backed up but didn’t really is still here. 😀
So, the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers happened while I was out of the internet loop. This is really important. I was going to write something long and meaningful about how violence is not just the end result: men killing women. Violence is initiated, justified, and institutionalized by the way people use language, by everyone who calls us whore and means it in a bad way, everyone who rolls their eyes and says of course strippers do drugs, fuck a bunch of people, are worthless in this culture and deserve to be killed. I guess I kind of missed the boat for writing that though, so instead I’ll just link you to Daisy Anarchy’s poem, and encourage you to read the other info on that site.
I also missed my promised holiday shopping list. Maybe some of you are late shoppers, though, so I’m gonna give you a short sweet list of people who’s stuff I wholeheartedly recommend:
Susan Grace – Great Alaskan folk music with strong ecofeminist undertones. Susan is an incredibly great person, and that comes through in her music as well.
Esther Golton – Newer Alaskan folk music. She does amazing things with the dulcimer, and uses it perfectly in a gazillion different styles. She writes good music, and also covers some good songs from little known peoples.
Feral Feminine – She makes cloth pads with happy face red stains already sewn on. Maybe you know a feral woman who is tired of using wool socks as pads? This is what to get her. 😀
Blue Turtle Botanicals – Cause, duh, when have I ever not recommended Darcy?
Things have happened in the blogoshpere while I was gone too.
Wendy’s RV has finally bit the dust for real. It was from the seventies and if you know Wendy you know how amazing she and this RV are. Wendy has a lot of health challenges right now and lives on just $560/month, which is even further stretched because she has to pay for camping spots with electricity for her oxygen machine. If 200 people sent her $10, she could get a van. To donate, go to her new blog and click “Donate to Van Fund.” If you wanna get your money’s worth from your donation, check out her old Peace and Carrots Farm website, which is a crazy wealth of information.
Also, Grace is maybe retiring from stripping, and she’s doing countdown posts of her last ten days. Everything Grace writes especially resonates with me. Her approach to stripping is similar to mine and she’s an incredible writer. Go check out her countdown posts.