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My favorite Faux Space Family begins its trek across wherever. Let's talk about:

- 33
- Water
- Bastille Day

Jacob never recapped this season, so there's a dearth of pith and wisdom out there and I feel like we can fix that. (Plus, "dearth of pith"? That was fun to say.)



Nov. 26th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: Water
If "a man" is strong, or "a man" leads by example...what is "a woman"?
No argument here. The obvious implication is that women are not strong, not decisive. And we've all known plenty of strong, decisive women -- and weak, indecisive men -- to know what a load a crap the obvious implication is.

It's what still disturbs me in the moment near the end of Season 1 of SN, when Dan has divulged the Casey/Sally/Gordon triangle, that Casey calls Dan "a woman." Because it implies that Dan's actions are womanly and therefore beneath him.

When a man is compared to a boy, I'm much less troubled. I think it's appropriate to call someone on immature behavior. Likewise when a man is accused of being a girl; that particular insult is, I believe, much more about an accusation of immaturity, with a dash of humor. I don't think the ugliness of dubbing females the "inferior gender" carries through in most instances.