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.
"Before Drosselmeyer lost his hands, he’d already made a device that would enable him to continue weaving stories even if he lost his body. This town is being controlled by stories because of that device, but even we cannot tell which parts are real and which are fiction. However! No one inside Drosselmeyer’s stories was expected to become Princess Tutu, and yet she appeared and tried to protect you.”
my mysterious sudoku revenge girlfriend
Looks like I’m not gonna finish this chapter all in one go, so I’ll pause here with some cute Yvienne/Lariatte panels. ♥
omg I totally planned to post this next UGH I adore wordless panels of Lariatte and Yvienne happily spending time together so much (or on the first night when Yvienne waved Lariatte to come talk and sleep in her bed) and Yvienne visiting Lariatte’s family and home was the pinnacle of that
much love <3 <3 <3 <3
For days I have seen arguing on my dash and under the Digimon tag who was a better leader, and I must say, are you guys serious?!
You can not compare Tai and Davis as leaders. They were thrown into two completely different situations with different consequences and circumstances, not to mention that they are two completely different guys.
Tai was a kid thrown into a mysterious world with kids he hadn’t met before or known for a long time. He had to step up to the role of the leader because no one else could. He was forced into this role, and it started out bumpy. He wanted things done his way and was reckless in the beginning, never thinking of the consequences and always assuming this was one big game until he woke up from this and realized this was serious. It wasn’t child’s play. He had to give up his childhood, basically, so he could lead a team to save not one, but two worlds.
Davis was never exposed to the Digital World before he went there either, but he went there with people that did know. He knew people that had gone through a similar situation before that could help him along the way. Although in the beginning he was a lot like Tai - not taking this seriously and bringing in selfish problems - he learned quickly that even though he was new to all of this, he had to lead this group. He had Tai and the older Digidestined to help him along the way. And he had the Digimon Kaiser to deal with, which Tai had never run into a situation like that. Suddenly, Davis was facing another human being in this war, and when Ken returned to being good, he welcomed him with open arms even though no one else wanted to. That is a true sign of a leader. Accepting people despite their mistakes.
Not to mention that even though Davis did bear some attributes with Tai (what with inheriting the crest of Courage and all), but remember that that’s not all he inherited. He got the Crest of Firendship (so to speak), and for good reason. Tai was a goood friend, too, don’t get me wrong, but he pushed people alot, too. Davis never pushed, if he wanted something done, he’d risk his own neck doing it to save his friends. I know Tai did this, too, but it wasn’t in the same sense. It was more “a friend is in trouble, and I have to save them” instead of “I have to keep my friends safe by doing this myself”.
On another note, for all you “Tai-is-the-best-leader-but-Davis-sucks” lovers out there, wouldn’t you trust Tai? Tai gave those goggles to Davis for a reason - because he believed in him. Wouldn’t you think Tai would have good judgement and know that Davis would make a great leader, considering he himself is one?
I’ve rambled on long enough. I love both Tai and Davis. You can choose who you love better as a person, but don’t tell me who’s a better leader, because honestly, how can you compare two different people in two different situations. It doesn’t seem fair, and it’s wrong.
Now, shush on this topic.
I love this. Even though I don’t often see arguments about this, but this is spot-on. I love both Daisuke and Taichi, and even though they have similar roles in the show, they’re very different. They have good and bad qualities, but they’re barely comparable as leaders because their situations were so different.
Work by こな (twitter)
a cozy art for a stormy weather.
read ciel and ship this with me (+ every other witch/familiar duo + other great ships, with all the characters being unique rather than stereotypes)
SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AND WHEN I’M AWAY FROM HER I MISS HER
A Softer World remix: Original
Pencils for an illustration I’d like to complete. Alkonost is pretty much a slavic version of siren, though depicted in more cheerful fashion.
Also, thank you for the warm welcome here on tumblr! I appreciate it~