One of the best things that's come out of the Seattle protests is the birth of the Independent Media Center. It's not as though the independent media movement wasn't already there, but it's given it another jump-start. There's the feeling that not only should we report on our underground culture and our own situation, but now we have to start telling people what's really going on at a time when everything from CNN to USA Today is as tightly controlled as Tass or Pravda.
One of the things I say to women a lot, specifically when Democrat women say to me, shouldn't there be a quota for this? Or shouldn't women have a certain amount of seats at this table? I don't ever want to be given a position because I was a woman. I want to be given a position because I was the most qualified person to hold that job.