[DWJ] Bad Mothers (was HP)
Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise
jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Thu May 17 09:02:50 EDT 2007
> It occurs to me suddenly that we wouldn't be having this discussion if the
> parent in question were male rather than female. The adult male of the
> household equally doesn't do any housework, after all. Shame upon us, eh?
> Gender stereotypists that we are!
What's interesting is that we're obsessing over a single example,
because it fits a cultural stereotype. Logically, of course, some
people in a given group are going to fit the stereotype, and some of
them will be nasty. In this case, the failed feminist writer. Is it
possible for someone to include a negative character who fits a
stereotype safely? How?
-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
"I thought you might need rescuing . . . We have a bunch of professors
wandering around who need students." -- Dan Guernsey
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