Posts from 13th December 2000

Dec 00

Sexist? Call that Sexist?

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Sexist? Call that Sexist? I have had to put up with much worse (unless there was more which was too sexist to publish). The sole sexist element appears to relate to drinking habits, and I would say these comments are more misguided than anything.

Pete knows all too well that I a) have 2 X chromosomes and b) favour dark rum. Furthermore I have been known to plump (geddit?) for fat coke over its thin ‘alternative’ on occasions (usually when I am drunk which is usually when weight management issues are forgotten in favour of curry and our old mate fat coke). Also the premium lager=men / cooking lager=women theory is total nonsense as I have come across so many exceptions to this alleged rule that I have given up counting them. As for wine, fair dos – I don’t think I have ever been with a man who ordered a glass of wine in a pub (although as a barmaid I have served them).

The really sexist part of drinking lies not in our choices but in cruel Mother Nature who has made us girls’ livers too small and susceptible to cirrhosis. It seems we can only manage 2 years of heavy drinking before it affects us whereas chaps get 10! How unfair is that!

So no need for the apology. Just come visit me in hospital in a month’s time when the liver damage kicks in.


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Hyperdub: and now a link nicked off Simon Reynolds (see below) – Hyperdub is an extraordinary magazine marrying the futuristic musical rush of cutting-edge garage and dance music with the logokinetic buzz of writers firing on all verbal cylinders. If you don’t like the idea of intelligent writing about music you might consider ‘trivial’ then steer clear: otherwise dive in. Great design, too.

(And if that description made you think ‘Kodwo Eshun’ then you’ll be delighted to know he’s up to his elbows in the site.)

Meanwhile: those of you involved in recent back-and-forth discussions about a) Eminem, or b) the Pitchfork list might want to look at In Review‘s excellent Sleater-Kinney/Eminem comparison. In fact you should all look at In Review on a daily basis anyway, cause it’s ace.