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Jul 03 2014

So that’s what #SkepChickCon is all about

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  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    Hey!
    She knows how to make a proper fist!

  2. 2
    Carol Sperling

    You’re right. It’s not a girly fist, at all ! I love it !

  3. 3
    Carol Sperling

    Wait a minute…. Just because it is at SkepChickCon, and the child has long hair and cute face, should we be assuming the female gender?

  4. 4
    chigau (違う)

    Carol Sperling
    oops

  5. 5
    janiceintoronto

    NO, NO, NO. It IS a girly fist. That’s the whole point!

    Think about it…

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    I didn’t think it was a ‘girly’ fist.
    Most kids in my karate class tuck their thumbs inside their fist, until we tell them not to.
    This person has their thumb in the correct place.
    Also, I think I see a bruise, so they may have been striking or blocking.

  7. 7
    magistramarla

    Awwww – the future of feminism.

  8. 8
    moarscienceplz

    FIERCE!
    <3 <3 <3
    :-)))

  9. 9
    greg hilliard

    Priceless!

  10. 10
    Randomfactor

    May she grow up to be a spaceship mechanic. Or whaterver her dreams are.

  11. 11
    Akira MacKenzie

    That dude in the back…was this picture shot on the Galactica? (i.e. Ron Moore “what-the-fuck” version as opposed to the original “Ancient Mormon Disco Astronauts” version.)

  12. 12
    echidna

    Chigau,

    You’ve fallen for the ‘girly’=’weak/wrong’ assumption. We can reject that association. Why can’t the correct fist (as in the fist that doesn’t break your thumb) be the ‘girly’ fist?

  13. 13
    DanDare

    Why isn’t there a male version of ‘girly’? What would it be anyway ‘boily’?

  14. 14
    twas brillig (stevem)

    “Why isn’t there a male version of ‘girly’? What would it be anyway ‘boily’?”
    Nope, there’s only, “manly” vs. “girly”, exact opposites, dontchaknow.

  15. 15
    HappyNat

    You can just tell she has misandry in her heart.

    /snark

  16. 16
    leftwingfox

    echidna: I think you’re conflating Carol Sperling’s judgement of “girly” with Chiagu’s original use of “proper”, which they clarified as proper for martial arts.

  17. 17
    Carol Sperling

    If the shot was taken one second later, and the middle finger came up, we would be having a totally different conversation.

  18. 18
    carlie

    Carol – like the masthead for Bitch, Ph.D.?

  19. 19
    carlie

    Carol – like the masthead for this former blog?

  20. 20
    carlie

    If the shot was taken one second later, and the middle finger came up, we would be having a totally different conversation.

    *sigh*. I can’t link to it, because even just the url is tripping the spam filter, but there used to be a feminist academician’s blog whose masthead photo was a little girl doing exactly that.

  21. 21
    Squid

    If this is the girl I think it was, I was sitting next to her at the owl pellet dissecting table on Thursday. She said she was “very squee about owls” and seemed to be having a blast finding all the little bones in them.

    This girl is going places.

  22. 22
    Carol Sperling

    Squid – Excellent ! Maybe she will be another ERV aka Abbie Smith

  23. 23
    Dee Bitner

    Kidlet’s Mom here, with some clarification points, just for fun:
    1. Kidlet in question is allowed to tell us at the beginning of each day which gender she is. (I use “she” because she’s a girl today.) We pronoun accordingly. Her boy name is the name she would have been given had she been born XY. Her current ratio of girl/boy days is roughly 20 to 1, but boy days happen. She is being raised around people who are quite happy to support this, including multiple trans* folk.
    2. She does in fact find owls to be squee. A couple of CONvergences back the Raptor Center’s photographer got a great shot of her in her Spidergirl costume, face to face with a teeny owl. It remains one of my favorite pics of her in her life.
    3. She and her bestest friend had a great time in the Skepchick room and dissecting the owl pellets. At first we were teaming up with the kids to dissect, but then they wanted and got their own to look into. Great stuff!
    4. She has no idea what she wants to be when she gets older. I sincerely doubt she will ever “grow up,” although I think she’ll be a great responsible adult.
    5. I can’t register for Skepchick, but I want to thank FTB and SkepchickCon for making Con even more fantastic. You rock!

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