Also, “21 Needlessly Gendered Products”: http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/pointlessly-gendered-products
Comic review for the lady pen from http://thoughtcatalog.com/nico-lang/2013/02/the-10-best-amazon-reviews-of-bic-pens-for-her-so-far/:
“The pens don’t work for Math!”
“I am a female AP and Multivariable Calculus teacher and I prefer to use ink when solving problems. I guess, not surprisingly, these pens cannot be used to do math problems more complicated than 5th grade level. When trying to ﬁnd a derivative or deﬁnite integral, the ball point simply stopped working. I went back and added some numbers and it was ﬁne. I progressed up to solving quadratic equations and the ball point started to “stick” so that I couldn’t solve the problem completely. Imaginary numbers? HA! It was as if I had a pen with imaginary ink! As I moved into problems with Taylor Series, the pen started to get uncomfortably warm. By the time I tried to ﬁnd the integral of a polar curve the pen burst into ﬂames! I couldn’t believe it! Luckily, I had on asbestos gloves by that time so there were no injuries. I couldn’t even try it with a Multivariable problem!
I have decided to go back to using “man” ink for all future Calculus problems.
I did notice that the purchase suggestion that comes with these pens is the recalled Talking Barbie that says, “Math class is tough!” Search for a video of that excellent product!”
“Math class is Tough” talking Teen Barbie
Read this interview with the Guerrilla girls, explore the site and write a 200 word response:
OR, read this one on discrimination of women artists
Listen to one of these podcasts and reply with a comment or new post of 200 words connecting the artist’s thoughts with course readings or themes for extra credit
War Baby Love Child Home Page: http://www.warbabylovechild.com/photos/
Link to Artist Interview podcasts: https://leilaninishime.wordpress.com/category/podcasts/
Link to Seattle Times discussion of the exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, 2014: http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/2021627392_warbabywingxml.html
Lori Kay “Heir to Rice” from the War Baby, Love Child Exhibit
To see some very questionable interpretation of the sampan/ non la see this item description (Best selling!) and image from online seller The Hat company out of Las vegas (this is real merchandise marketing, not artwork) Thoughts?: http://www.thehatco.com/Coolie_Sampan_Rice_Paddy_Hat.html
Coolie Rice Paddy Sampan Hat
This hat is one size. Color, as shown.
Laquered straw Coolie. Hand woven in Southeast Asia. Tie-on chincord included.
This Coolie Hat is the real thing. Worn daily by millions in Asia in the rice paddys.
In preparation for our reading and screening in week two of this unit, you may find this interesting…
Maya Lin Studio page: http://www.mayalin.com