Get In the Kitchen and Knit Me a Sweater; Or, The Trope of the Good Mother in the Maker Movement

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  1. Marc says:

    Great post Sam. Thanks for sharing.

    I also spend quite a bit of time (and, sometimes, money) on Kickstarter, mostly looking at tabletop games. As you said–it is getting better, but that doesn’t mean its really good. Fantasy games still tend to include one female character, and chances are it is in a chain mail bikini or other ridiculous get up. Racial depictions are worse (but, hey, our source material is 12th century Europe…” But hey, the Middle East and Africa played huge roles in medieval times… and you no longer live in medieval Europe… and…).

    And thanks for sharing “Hello, Ruby.” I’ll be getting that one!

  2. dr. b. says:

    Marc, I was going to bring up race, but that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms. I watched one campaign by a woman of color making a resource to teach children techie fundamentals (using other folks of color for art work and such) BARELY make a less than $5000 goal. And there is something lurking in the back of my mind that tells me that the fact that she stressed this fact was particularly detrimental to her project, but it was one of the things that made me fund it at first glance!

    BTW Hello, Ruby is pretty friggin’ cute isn’t it? Glad to know that I can get you back for some of the KSes and board games you have caused me to fund/buy!