baranchi replied to your post “Okay I’m randomly showing off what I have on hold at the library…”
Got some good things on that list. I’m curious as to how Pretty Deadly and Fool’s Assassin are. Also, I need to watch Maleficent eventually.
I’ll let you know how I like Pretty Deadly. Have you read the rest of the Fitz/Fool books? I wasn’t pleased with the end of the Tawny Man Trilogy and am still kind of mad about her anti-fanfiction rant, and I didn’t even read the Rain Wilds Chronicles after reading some negative reviews. But a co-worker had Fool’s Assassin on the holds shelf and I looked at the beginning and it was all calling back to the original trilogy and I just went for it.
Okay I’m randomly showing off what I have on hold at the library because the library has a lot of comics! So enjoy this random list.
I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go
so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”
nice idea and all
but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.
as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.
observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind
so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable
but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time
"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."
Personal anecdote time! I’m in a biology graduate program. An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major. When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”
I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”
The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.” She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.
I’m so tired of going down the Red Hood and The Outlaws tag and seeing a lot of ‘Starfires a slut’, ‘She’s just a sex toy for the boys’, and rants about how her character is ruined.
Wow really guys… I thought we were better than this.
Honestly nothing angers me more than this. People who say this kind of stuff are just degrading her character. Starfire has always been a sexual character. This is nothing new. She has always been beautiful, has never worn that much clothing, and tends to be oblivious towards human sexuality when it comes to how she looks and acts around people. She is not from earth and has never fully understood humans.
Now let me remind you that the Starfire we all know and love from the show Teen Titans is not in any way the same Starfire that we see in the comics. They are completely different characters. Personality and looks wise. Teen Titans the show was made for younger children. So they altered all the characters so that they would appeal more to children. So don’t come to the comic side of things thinking that she is going to be exactly the same because she isn’t.
Now lets circle back around to “She’s just a sex-toy for the boys.”
Now I know that they messed it up in the beginning with this page:
But the writers have acknowledged the fact that this was wrong
(the entire first issue was just terrible. We know.)But the first issue aside, Starfire is a part of the team. Not some pretty girl sitting on the side lines only there when the boy’s need her. She is part of this team, a huge part. Her and the boys have a wonderful relationship that we get to see grow throughout the books.
Lets not forget to mention the entire volume about Starfire saving her home planet and giving the boys the option to stay on earth. They chose to go with her because they didn’t want her to go “race off with Moby Dick alone!” “foot down!”
This entire volume was Kori and the boys willingly helping her save her home planet without expecting anything in return. Cause that’s what friends do.
So it’s things like this that just upset me to no end because Kori is important to the boys. She is their equal not their skimpy damsel in distress.
Okay, I just sent a postcard to baranchi and she can attest that I have had her address for years and haven’t stalked her
So would any US followers like a postcard? I realized I have a bunch and might as well use them. If non-US people want one let me know and I’ll figure out how many I can send before I go broke!
Anyone like getting mail?
I used to go over to my mother’s house weekly to do laundry, and I also used/fixed her computer whenever I was over there. Now we live an hour away from each other so I don’t go over there anymore.
A few weeks ago, she told me she was having problems with web pages playing stuff at her. “Did you turn off your ad-blocker?” I asked.
"I was trying to watch a show and it told me to click to turn off something, so I did," she said.
"Can you turn it back on?" I asked.
"I don’t think so," she said.
Apparently it became so unusable that she had to take it in to the shop yesterday. It had over 700 viruses.
I don’t even know what the moral of this story is.
but i think my favourite moment in star trek is when they glued a horn to a small dog and called it “an exotic animal”