Monday, October 14, 2002
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Shiny Spinning

Cindy Poremba is studying rhetoric and computer games. She has a weblog. She's looking, among other things, for the answer to my old challenge.

"It never fails-- you bring up game play for women, and you'll find women pipe up, 'We don't play games. We do important things.'

The quiet irony here is that, if you go back to the drawing rooms of Wilde or Shaw or Galsworthy and ask, "Why are women oppressed"?", the New Woman will answer that women are trained to play games and amuse themselves, while men are sent to school and thence to work. (Thanks, Jill)