As of this moment, I still have yet to join Twitter. It’s not that I’m opposed to it, I think it’s a fairly useful social networking tool and means of communicating with people on the internet. I just don’t know that I need another thing on the internet to distract me from writing my BA thesis. So I have to count on my friends to alert me to funny/interesting things over there. They rarely fail me though. A friend of mine just sent me a link to Feminist Hulk, a feminist who writes in all caps and wants to smash hegemony and the patriarchy, but not people. This is almost clever enough to tempt me into signing up.
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