Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Prorated Equal

The funniest thing, in my opinion, about this paint-by-numbers Guardian column kvetching about the lack of gender diversity among the recent spate of journalism startups is the invocation of Arianna Huffington as some kind of revolutionary trailblazer. Well, as Emma Goldman would no doubt have apocryphally said, if your revolution isn't being led by a ditzy heiress who's built a fortune on the backs of countless unpaid writers, I don't want it. I mean, my god, I think I've seen teenage virgins on Reddit who aren't as awestruck by the mystical powers of female genitalia than feminists like Bell.

Besides, here's a prominent woman of color to tell you and your superficial notions of diversity to go fuck yourselves.