It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Steven Universe, a show I’ve previously described as

a TV show about a boy being raised by three alien women superheroes. It’s funny, campy, and quirky, pays tribute to video games and other shows, has amazing music (including but not limited to chiptune), and ultimately draws you in with its story and characters.

Steven Universe manages to be entertaining and often irreverant while still being incredibly wholesome and supportive of emotional health and expression, and its increasingly large cast of characters are one of the ways that it does that. Today I want to focus in on a character introduced early in Season 5: Padparadscha.

Re: Fowler and Uber

Susan Fowler’s “Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber” broke over the weekend, and the number one thing I heard on Twitter was the reminder that this is not specific to Uber. Uber may be particularly bad (see below for past offenses), but many, many women in tech experience things like this. To varying degrees, to be certain, but that includes worse experiences.

"Will I hide you?"

Fair warning, friends. I have a new standard for letting non-Jewish people in my life, and it’s called “Would you hide me?”

It goes like this: Would you hide me? If your answer isn’t obviously and immediately yes, you’re not allowed in my life.

(from Max Goldberg’s “I’m Jewish. Would you hide me?”)