THE NEW DISCWORLD BOOK HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AND WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE 24TH OF OCTOBER!!!!
It’s going to be titled “Raising Steam” and will see the arrival of the Discworld’s first train as well as a new main character.
This makes me far more excited than words could ever possibly hope communicate.
I’m bouncing in my seat, doing a little dance and have a big grin on my face right now, no joke. THIS FILLS ME WITH ELATION AND INCOMPARABLE JOY.
Tall-tale vintage postcards emerged around the turn of the 20th century, and were often used to promote a sort of utopian myth about the agricultural abundance of rural communities. Photographer Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr. specialized in tall-tale postcard production and worked for more than a decade to perfect the genre. The process used to create these images was simple: A photographer would take two prints, one of the background landscape and the other a close-up of an object, such as a pumpkin. The photographer would carefully cut out the image of the object, superimpose it onto the first, and re-shoot the combination for a final photomontage.
True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.
I might have reblogged this already but it’s so good I don’t care.
Kyriarchy in action.
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking.
Voila. A beautiful example of why fighting for equality becomes a gross exaggeration in the eyes of the oppressors.