Well, I haven't wanted to say anything about it, but I've had enough with the management around here, and the latest crazy proposal to change Scientopia to a subscription model - you pay $20 a year to see the entire post, otherwise you don't get to see the letter "e", which apparently is most common and uses the most bandwidth - is just too much for me. I am moving to Occam's Typewriter.
But I'm sick of moving this blog from one place to another, too. I'm taking this as an opportunity to try something new. I'm shutting TSZ down completely, and I'll be starting a new blog at OT called "Fun With Feminism!" Say goodbye to Zuska and hello to my new alter ego, Ariana, based on a tv heroine of mine (see if you can guess who!)
FWF will be focused on outreach to 11th and 12th graders and 1st and 2nd year college students. These are the critical years for determining whether or not a young woman will form a feminist consciousness. It's no secret that feminism has a bad reputation as a grim, humorless enterprise. This turns a lot of young women off. So FWF will feature feminists in the workplace, women's studies professors, and the like - each profile will include a headshot of the feminist smiling, and will explore things like who are their favorite comedians, what's their favorite joke, have they ever gone to a comedy club and what was it like if they did, what things do they like to do to have fun on weekends with their friends. In this way, young women will see that feminists are fun! and will be encouraged to consider becoming feminists.
It's been great blogging at TSZ as a hairy-legged feminazi, but I am really excited about this next stage in my blogging life as a clean-shaven fun-filled gal, bringing feminism to the young ones in a cheerful and hilarious guise! Wish me luck and follow me at OT! Also on Twitter! I will totally be on Twitter!
UPDATE: Zuska's legacy will live on! Someone is stepping up to carry on her work!