the chosen one
acrylic on canvas
60 x 52 inches
I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.
So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves."
Yasiel Puig. Like a boss.
#THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE JESSE MOMENTS #BECAUSE IT REALLY EMPHASIZES HOW HE NO LONGER CALLS HIMSELF THE ‘BAD GUY’ FOR STREET CRED OR MACHO BRAVADO #BUT HE GENUINELY BELIEVES WITH EVERY FIBRE OF HIS BEING THAT HE IS A BAD PERSON #AND SO HE CONFIDES IN THE ONE PERSON HE KNOWS WILL PUNISH HIM RATHER THAN OVER HIM FORGIVENESS #BECAUSE IN A WEIRD WAY HIS WORST FEAR IS TO BE FORGIVEN FOR HIS ACTIONS #BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT THEM TO BE OKAY #WHICH IS IRONICALLY WHAT MAKES HIM SUCH A DECENT PERSON#
That awkward moment when your prom photo is on Buzzfeed…