Twitter | Search | |
Jez Humble
Co-author of some books on software. CTO , lecturer , ex-, , "such a knob"-. PGP:
10,473
Tweets
2,276
Following
37,639
Followers
Tweets
Jez Humble 21h
Having a slow day Brett? 😂
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @ExplorerPZ
If you’re asking if I think religion is necessary to create a society that is not based upon patriarchy and white supremacy, I think the answer is “no”
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @ExplorerPZ
Historically there also seems to be a ton of sexual abuse in patriarchal religions. Or am I missing your point?
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @ExplorerPZ
I mean, from what I can tell, when all the people in charge of the religion are dudes and god is portrayed as a dude and there’s a lot of stuff about respecting the authority of dudes then it’s usually problematic. I don’t think all religion necessarily tends to patriarchy.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @dgncl
Thanks. Yes, hence
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
This is exactly what I did, and still do.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble retweeted
John Cutler Sep 22
It’s go time. Thanks Nap time productivity.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
😍
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
“Boys will be boys” is a choice we make as a society.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @tmhall99
I’m really sorry. Thank you for sharing. 💜
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @tmhall99
Sorry :( also I still find the thinking behind that really confusing, particularly when you spell out the consequences like that...
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @ampledata
Totally agree, thanks for the rec!
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @nearyd @Radiolab
Thanks for the tip!
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @jezhumble
I’m an age-appropriate way, obvs. Talking of which, here’s the next book in that series (for age 10 up)
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @jezhumble
I want my kids to be able to talk to me about their relationships and my plan is to have conversations about relationships and sex from early on in a way that makes it clear it’s perfectly normal and not some weird shit they should be ashamed of.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @prattlesnake @anirvan
Ugh how fucked up
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @jezhumble
My wife found these books which our kids read avidly (and which we’ve read with them as part of bedtime reading) - highly recommended. If you haven’t talked to your kids about this stuff yet, these books are great and you can start at age 4.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Replying to @jezhumble
Sex ed is very patchy in the US and not even taught in many states, due to a heady mix of bonkers religious fundamentalism & patriarchy. That gap has to be filled by parents, which can be embarrassing. But I think it’s important to discuss, even if your kids will get sex ed.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
Of course hopefully we all know that teenagers are perfectly capable of understanding consent and right and wrong and that “boys will be boys” is fucking insulting bullshit: (h/t ). But this article also makes a good point about sex ed.
Reply Retweet Like
Jez Humble Sep 22
The risk is that people get factional about the One True Way. Still not really sure what to do about that besides trying to convince people there isn’t one.
Reply Retweet Like