The trend of labeling women “crazy” is part of the culture that socializes women to go along to get along. When women are told over and over again that they’re not allowed to feel the way they feel and that they’re being “unreasonable” or “oversensitive”, they’re conditioned to not trust their own emotions. Their behavior – being assertive, even demanding or standing up for how they feel – becomes an “inconvenience” to men and they’re taught not to give offense and to consider the feelings of others before their own.
Not being at DragonCon.
I ran across this old site the other day: Star Wars Episode One Rumors and it’s amazing. First of all, its a time capsule of late 90s web design. Now I know a lot of you on Tumblr are too young to remember any of that, but for me, it’s a total nostalgia trip. It’s a Tripod page, for God’s sake! I haven’t been to a Tripod page in probably 15 years.
More importantly, though, it reminds me so much of what’s going on now with the Episode VII rumors. Crazy speculation, shoe-horning in of every imaginable EU character, rumors too crazy to imagine they were every believable, and in fact, some very legit and 100% true information.
I’m going to try and keep that site in mind whenever I read Ep. VII spoilers. A lot of the spoilers we’re getting are going to be totally bogus. But there are probably some we’ve already heard that are entirely true. It’s a tricky balance. And I’m already looking forward to looking back at my rumors tag in late 2015 to laugh at everything that never happened.
And here are a few of my favorite Episode I rumors from that site. But be sure to check it out - it is just gold.
C-3po will be introduced as a consultent for Anikin’s parents…don’t know what this means, perhaps C-3po once worked as a child psch. for dysfunctional jedi families? (11/16/97)
We tell our women “get into science, get into math, get into the pipeline.” Who wants to be in a pipeline full of acid?
Alicia Menendez - The View
I’m at the car dealership, waiting for my service recall to be completed, and this statement caught the attention of every woman in the room. Unsurprisingly, they all nodded in assent while the few men in the room looked uncomfortable.
The point is valid: even if access to STEM and other male dominated fields is made available, we need to do something about the culture in the field. Access to a pipeline full of acid, while it is still access, serves to maintain inequality.