Google Doodle celebrates Gloria Anzaldúa

With this Doodle (click on screenshot to get there), I’ve become convinced that Google Doodles are the HuffPo of search engines. For today, with all possible birthdays to be celebrated (see previous dialogue), it’s marking the 75th birthday of Gloria E. Anzaldúa, described as “an American scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory.” Google definitely has an ideological agendas behind their Doodles: Here’s part of her Wikipedia entry (she died in 2004):

Anzaldúa described herself as a very spiritual person and stated that she experienced four out-of-body experiences during her lifetime. In many of her works, she referred to her devotion to la Virgen de Guadalupe (Our Lady of Guadalupe), Nahuatl/Toltec divinities, and to the Yoruba orishás Yemayá and OshúnIn 1993, she expressed regret that scholars had largely ignored the “unsafe” spiritual aspects of Borderlands and bemoaned the resistance to such an important part of her work. In her later writings, she developed the concepts of spiritual activism and nepantleras to describe the ways contemporary social actors can combine spirituality with politics to enact revolutionary change.

15 Comments

  1. Posted September 26, 2017 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Going out of their way to react to Damore?

  2. Posted September 26, 2017 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    To enact revolutionary new age garbage more like…
    I switched to http://www.ecosia.org as they plant trees! A GOOD thing.

    • Posted September 26, 2017 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      Thx. Nice tip. I’m going to use this side by side with duckduckgo…which will win?

      • jay
        Posted September 26, 2017 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

        One good thing about duckduckgo is that it plays well with Tor.

  3. Jeff Rankin
    Posted September 26, 2017 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Just one of multiple reasons why I no longer use the Google search engine.

    Found using Bing:

    https://www.brainyhistory.com/daysbirth/birth_september_26.html

    And, look, the very first birthday is someone who’s actually accomplished something: Serena Williams, arguably the greatest female tennis player ever.

  4. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted September 26, 2017 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Well here in NZ the Google doodle celebrates Google’s 19th birthday. Which I would reckon is entirely legitimate.

    cr

    • W.Benson
      Posted September 26, 2017 at 8:35 am | Permalink

      In Brazil just the same old Google logo. Maybe I should complain.

  5. A M
    Posted September 26, 2017 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    As much as I used to love Google, I’m getting more and more tired with their SJW ideological bullshit.

    • pck
      Posted September 26, 2017 at 8:40 am | Permalink

      I really really fail to see the problem with this google doodle.

      • Dave
        Posted September 26, 2017 at 9:01 am | Permalink

        Because a “scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory” is a “scholar” of three varieties of nothing – a pseudo-scholar whose “disciplines” should be laughed at, not commemorated.

        • Posted September 26, 2017 at 9:55 am | Permalink

          “three varieties of nothing” — Perfect!

        • Chris Swart
          Posted September 26, 2017 at 11:11 am | Permalink

          It’s not the topics, it’s the methods used.

  6. MKray
    Posted September 26, 2017 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Use Startpage (alias Ixquick) for private searching rather than Google. (And who did Google promote this day last year? Presumably not the same person on that date each year?)

    • Wunold
      Posted September 26, 2017 at 11:19 am | Permalink

      I’m using Ixquick by the same company that runs Startpage. It received the first European Privacy Seal in 2008 and was merged with StartPage in 2016. Its old engine is still available at ixquick.eu, the new Startpage engine at ixquick.com. I don’t know if the latter is any different to startpage.com now.

  7. JonLynnHarvey
    Posted September 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    An archive of ALL previous GDs is here.

    https://www.google.com/doodles#archive

    They include ones that were just in some countries and not others.

    What stands out looking at all of them is an International focus.

    THis one posted mainly in Japan should have gotten a mention here. The 18th birthday of the calico cat, Tama, appointed stationmaster of a trainstation in Japan.

    https://www.google.com/doodles/tamas-18th-birthday


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