OH JOHN RINGO NO
The Open Source Boobs Project: Dear sir: I believe your patriarchy is showing.
The second post linked there had comments disabled, with a pointer to comment at the first post. The first post now has two heidipologies appended to the top, and he somehow managed to delete all 1300+ comments accidentally in the process of locking them. (Despite having been on LJ since forever and hosting many popular discussions.)
I have a few of the upper-level pages in cache; anybody have more? ETA:Comments appear to be back for now; you can now follow comment links in peoples' posts.
For those of you who have been lucky enough not to see this yet, basically, some SF fans were trying to start a utopian project where anybody wearing a green "Yes, you may" button may be punched in the face for being gratuitously stupid. (And a slightly more hard-core swift kick to the balls version.)
It spreads: (These links all have lots of good discussion in comments too.)
brown_betty's response, and a poll
Rachel Manija's response part 2
movies-michelle brings out the big guns
RivkaT on Open Source and the Endowment Effect
plasticsturgeon's Open Source African Hair Project
giandujakiss part 1 and part 2
tablesaw's lj post
James Nicoll host a discussion
The ladies at Dear Author
cynthia1960, with bonus fuckwittery in the comments
novapsyche, who participated and thought it was a neat idea ... until she read theferrett's post and got the details
auryn29a ran a poll (please don't flood it, she's not one of us)
shoutingboy asks about open-license pictures of boobs, and gets answers
pantryslut concisely explains why it doesn't work that way.
mcsnee, for a view of the other side
serenejournal hosts a discussion
vito-excalibur starts the Women Back Each Other Up Project also, free icon!
rhienelleth tells it like it is
deepad understands about red buttons
caras-galadhon part one and two
Tamora Pierce's response
Mr. Goodwraith wants to touch your dolls.
timjr offers a straight geek male's guide to interacting with females.
from furikku, we can has macro!
synecdochic noodles around; How not to be That Guy
blessed-harlot wants people to think about the supporters' feelings
amanuensis thinks about utopia
ninevah-uk writes Lord Peter fic
immlass part 1 part 2 part 3 and a bingo card!
snurri Is Concise
Karnythia part 1 part 2 part 3
cbpotts has two daughters
Netmouse gives another participant's view
glvalentine offers a PSA
k. tempest bradford's response
kita0610 is poetic
The mst3k comm suggets Open Source Torgo
Highwaywest: Jason's Guide to Con Flirting
...And Auntie Penknife's Guide to Flirting for Men
bad-goth wonders why we are teaching them to flirt
sf_drama is full of drama.
The dragon*con lj comm is also full of drama
117 185 237!) searchable lj posts which link to the original... (There are around a hundred of them linked here as of one week later. Those are a) from fic fandom or journalfen people; b) widely linked; and/or c) do something notably different from others.)
Cheapass games forum. I think I'm most boggled by the fact that they're *spoiler-cutting* the ending.
Jezebel joins in
Get Off The Internet wants to borrow some lye
Hoyden About Town
designated sidekick does some kicking
i bloviate talks about slut-shaming (btw, if anybody actually saw people doing this? show us the links, 'cause that's not on, sister.)
Slog at The Stranger
naamenblog is incredulous
Karen Healey at Girls Read Comics - And They're Pissed
You Are Dumb responds
Occasional Superheroine responds
Me And My Red Stapler responds
Written World responds
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books responds
Feminist SF - The Blog speaks up
Feministing throws in
Scalzi's response part 2
Oh boy, metafilter is here!
Randy Milholland has T-shirts!
the abortive otf_wank post -
DO NOT COMMENT THERE - this is *so* not funny (crotch-kicking aside) - but it's a pretty good write-up if you want more than bare links. ETA: Comment all you want, with mod approval. It now features a boobie train. Hooray?
Comment thread links, readable for now:
Loligo makes an excellent suggestion, followed by excellent discussion.
Tablesaw is win.
More face-punching. (I wonder why so many people were thinking along those lines?)
mswyrr is also win.
sparkymonster explains cloven oranges.
He has addedThe court of public opinion has added tags to the entry now. o boy.
A LOLFerrett from robin_ma
A list of penguicon con reports - there were also giant pirate ships and singing Tesla coils there!
ETA: Just added a bunch more response links (I find wank migration patterns fascinating, I can't stop looking) and there are
twoa few I want to point out in particular:
vito-excalibur and the Women Back Each Other Up Project: "I would like to propose a little real world help for a real world problem."
Back-up follow-up: We Has T-shirts and buttons! (There will be fliers!); Men's Auxiliary; Why men are only auxiliary; It's About the Problem.
novapsyche, for a perspective from someone who actually wore a green button: "if I'd read theferrett's post about OSBP before someone offered me the pin, I would have turned it down."
nineveh-uk writes Harriet Vane & co. vs. OSBP: ‘And then someone started going on about post-lapsarian inhibition, and how the only free soul was in a free body -’
The Boobie Project entry on Feminist SF - The Wiki, which has a great link round-up with chronology and edit history and commentary and things!
the-red-shoes collects soundbites! "Should fit on a t-shirt."
LAST ETA: I have just disabled anon comments; porn spam has started arriving faster than legit discussion, sorry. If any anons want to keep talking, well, you can get a JF account!
Will be adding more links as I find them (feel free to drop them in comments);
but as much of the great discussion was in the comments of the OP and is now gone, I wanted to get this up as soon as possible. ETA: Now adding more links. If you don't want your post linked, ask and it's gone.