The continuous singing analogy for burnout and activism was created by firecat in August 2006 and is occasionally cited in geek feminist activism. firecat wrote:
- Let's say that fighting sexism is like a chorus of people singing a continuous tone. If enough people sing, the tone will be continuous even though each of the singers will be stopping singing to take a breath every now and then. The way to change things is for more people to sing rather than for the same small group of people to try to sing louder and never breathe.