Favorite Feminist of the Day: TigTog

Just wanted to take a moment to send some love to our tech / moderation / does-everything goddess TigTog. She keeps this place running smoothly, she’s exceptionally generous with her time and ideas, and she’s come up with and instituted many of the new comment features that are leading to more productive discussions and better moderation — calling for a giraffe, threaded comments, open threads. She is, in a word, wonderful. And she works extremely hard without the credit she deserves. So take a moment and leave a comment for TigTog — or a cat photo, or your favorite GIF, or whatever you think she would like. Because TigTog is the best and we love her.

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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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44 Responses

  1. JBL55
    JBL55 April 24, 2013 at 10:33 am |

    Speaking as a mainframe COBOL dinosaur: thank you,TigTog!

    I have very litle idea what you’re actually doing on a technical level, but I know what it takes to keep a system running smoothly while upgrading and enhancing the software and hardware, and i take off my hat to you!

    I am so ignorant that I don’t know how to provide you with the gif I would like to share, mainly because my corporate overlord has a tight firewall that prevents me from sharing media.

    But I think it can be found here.

    And TigTog? You deserve a raise. :-)

    [gif on youtube inserted by admin-magick ~ tt]

  2. Past my expiration date
    Past my expiration date April 24, 2013 at 10:38 am |

    Thank you, TigTog, thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Marksman2000
    Marksman2000 April 24, 2013 at 10:39 am |

    I was wondering why this place runs so smoothly…

    People like Tigtog are the best!

    Thank you for your hard work! You make a positive difference.

  4. Donna L
    Donna L April 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    Thank you so much, Tigtog, for all your hard work, and for all the things you’ve done to make this place better.

  5. EG
    EG April 24, 2013 at 10:51 am |

    Thank you, Tigtog! You are awesome.

  6. tmc
    tmc April 24, 2013 at 11:26 am |

    Thanks TigTog! Your work has been noticed and is definitely appreciated.

  7. TomSims
    TomSims April 24, 2013 at 11:30 am |

    Great job TigTog!

  8. thinksnake
    thinksnake April 24, 2013 at 11:33 am |

    So much respect for your time, TigTog! The cat gif below is what I believe you have more than earned the right to do.


    A black cat crouches down on the arm of a sofa then launches itself head-first into a beanbag

    [gif has been admin-magicked ~ tt]

  9. ChariD
    ChariD April 24, 2013 at 11:38 am |

    Thank you, TigTog!

  10. anon1221
    anon1221 April 24, 2013 at 11:41 am |

    Thank you!

  11. macavitykitsune
    macavitykitsune April 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm |

    Thank you, TigTog! Your work is much appreciated. I hope you’re doing okay after your loss.

  12. Emolee
    Emolee April 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm |

    Thanks, TigTog!

  13. Lauren
    Lauren April 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm |

    We love you, TigTog!

  14. Fat Steve
    Fat Steve April 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm |

    Much much love for Tig-Tog. Skeptic, comic, feminist and tech deity!

  15. Alexandra
    Alexandra April 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm |

    Thank you!!

  16. Barnacle Strumpet
    Barnacle Strumpet April 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm |

    Thank you for all the hard work and time you’ve put in, Tig-Tog.

  17. miga
    miga April 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm |

    I know cats are customary, but since your avatar’s a bird I thought I’d get you both <3

    A cat on a low table by an open door sits and watches a large gull come inside and steal its bowl full of food

    [gig has been admin-magicked ~ tt]

  18. Aaliyah
    Aaliyah April 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm |

    I remember seeing TigTog frequently on “Finally, a Feminism 101 Blog.” I also remember being pleasantly surprised when I started to see her around Feministe more often.

    Thanks for sticking around!

  19. Thomas MacAulay Millar
    Thomas MacAulay Millar April 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm |

    Thank you very, very much.

  20. Athenia
    Athenia April 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

    Thank you so much TigTog! We would be lost without you!

  21. GallingGalla
    GallingGalla April 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm |

    Thank you so much, TigTog. I really, really appreciate the changes that you’ve made to the site. I love the open threads, and the giraffe is a great innovation.

  22. Li
    Li April 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm |

    Hoyden About Town was pretty much my intro to online feminism. So thanks, TigTog, not only for your work here but your years of work all over the femoblogosphere.

  23. wanttobeanon
    wanttobeanon April 24, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    Three cheers and hats off to you, TigTog!

  24. Deborah
    Deborah April 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm |

    I think tigtog is wonderful. She’s a great feminist, and a great community builder, and she runs a fabulous blog community at Hoyden about Town, as well as doing the backroom stuff for Feministe. Irreverent (without being silly), nerdy in the best possible way, geeky, informed and informative, nurturing of young thinkers and young and new feminists. I admire her so much.

  25. karak
    karak April 24, 2013 at 4:46 pm |

    TigTog, I live you for dealing with this: So I don’t have to.

  26. Chally
    Chally April 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm |

    Ms T is the amazingsauce. And she is just as lovely and friendly and helpful in real life.

  27. tigtog
    tigtog April 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm | *

    What a lovely surprise to wake up to. I’m lost for words, except to say thank you all so very much.

  28. Katz
    Katz April 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm |

    Thank you for helping to make this a safe space for both commenters and lurkers (like me)!

    This is for you!

    Two giraffes in headshot against a bright blue sky with fluffy white clouds.  One is nuzzling the neck of the other.

    [image has been admin-magicked ~ tt]

    1. Donna L
      Donna L April 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm |

      What an amazing photo!

  29. khw
    khw April 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm |

    I just want to add my thank you Tigtog!

  30. Andie
    Andie April 24, 2013 at 8:40 pm |


  31. Comradde PhysioProffe
    Comradde PhysioProffe April 24, 2013 at 8:47 pm |


  32. Datdamwuf
    Datdamwuf April 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm |

    Thank you TigTog, you have helped me out personal like, I appreciate! you leave tracks…


    Snowy ground with feline footprints in it

    [image has been admin-magicked ~ tt]

  33. Kerandria
    Kerandria April 25, 2013 at 5:26 am |

    Thank you for all that you do.

  34. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated April 25, 2013 at 8:56 am |

    Thank you, TigTog, for an extremely well-run and bug-free site. Great work.

  35. sabrina
    sabrina April 25, 2013 at 11:30 am |

    thank you tigtog for everything you’ve done.

  36. Jennifer
    Jennifer April 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm |

    It takes a lot of work to run a community like this and create a space for interesting/productive conversations while keeping the trolls at bay–thank you for all you do!!!

  37. The Kittehs' Unpaid Help
    The Kittehs' Unpaid Help April 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm |

    Thank you, tigtog, for here and at Hoyden About Town!

  38. Beast
    Beast April 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm |

    As a mostly lurking male feminist a not so lurking thank you.

  39. Tempy13
    Tempy13 April 26, 2013 at 11:56 am |

    Thank you for all your hard work and contributions you make to Feministe and other sites I visit.

    I am in awe of your skills.

  40. IrishUp
    IrishUp April 26, 2013 at 12:49 pm |
  41. White Rabbit
    White Rabbit April 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm |

    Thank you, TigTog! :)

  42. Andrew
    Andrew April 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm |

    TIgTog: An Haiku

    Technical magic.
    Female creativity.
    All in one-derful.

    (Thanks, Tigs!)

  43. Aunti Disestablishmentarian
    Aunti Disestablishmentarian April 27, 2013 at 11:56 am |

    TT is one awesome Hoyden!

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