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  1. Feb 2017
    1. Lisa says she has "turned herself into a different kind of person" in order to perform, and Robin says she has learned to "fake it." Although both women are able to get good grades in their programming course, they represent casualties of this war.

      I'm an English major, so I write poems like Lisa in this example. Two of my best friends are comp sci majors, both women. Women don't struggle in STEM fields because they want to write pretty poetry or play piano instead. Not all women like those things. Women aren't incapable of logic oriented language. That's what coding is. Logic puzzles. The thrill of a code running perfectly, these friends have told me, is the thrill of knowing you're smart. Knowing that you used the tool masterfully. It is a tool. It's exceptionally validating to those that can use it. Coding language doesn't need to arbitrarily change to suit poets. And remember, this is coming from a poet. I think people like Lisa and I should hold ourselves to the higher standard of being able to sit down and do the work rather than expect the work to be done for us. And it is hard for me, sure. It's hard for everyone. But I'm not going to expect an entire field to change to suit me. That's ridiculously entitled. And saying this is the reason women have trouble in these fields is ridiculously closed minded. Lisa and Robin just have other things they like to do more than code. It doesn't mean all women don't like it. Rampant sexism in STEM fields is a way bigger deterrent than "women just want to write poetry."

    2. a first-year Harvard student


    3. alternative voices in dealing with the world of formal systems

      People can share opinions about society. That's what this means. Turkle back at it again with them big words.

    4. Sherry Turkle

      This is probably the best name I have ever seen

    5. epistemological pluralism,

      It just means different ways of knowing things. It applies to basically everything that requires thought. I'm on to you Turkle, using big words to sound smart.

  2. Jan 2017
    1. Those castings Brought me right back to earth. Exactly where I am trying to leave when I see the movie

      Because this is where the minorities are? And you were trying to get away from them?

    2. comfortably classed.

      The vast majority of writers don't make money off of their work. Moreover, more writers come from poor and troubled households than not. While classism is an issue in contemporary fiction, blaming the starving-artists for their "comfortable" lifestyles is a little silly. The successful ones only found comfortable income after they became successful.

    3. White fans had imagined supporting characters Thresh, Cinna and Rue as non-Black, though the characters were described as having dark skin in the book, and author Suzanne Collins herself envisioned Thresh and Rue as African-American.

      An interesting aside that Hermoine from the Harry Potter series is more likely black than white, and was even intended as such by J.K. Rowling. Fans read her as white, and likely wanted her to be white on a subconscious level, so most media interpretations of the character came out white. An interesting look into reader psychology.

      See also: Jesus

    4. (White) viewers are reminded that they’re watching a movie.

      "The world looks white to white people." -Jada Steward

    5. All this PC correct crap is really getting out of control.”

      I, Jonathon Myers, ABSOLUTELY AGREE that PC Culture is contributing to the DOWNFALL of AMERICAN SOCIETY as we know it.

      Just kidding, you're dumb. "Political correctness" is not quite the same as "socially acceptable." The latter being a social construct of what society deems as morally good, whereas the former is more so about objectivity. The two have become conflated over the years to serve different political means. Language is an ever shifting landscape, and it is up to each of us to retain objective meaning and understanding. Being nice to people shouldn't be a political statement.

    6. it has nothing to do with him being black, but

      "I'm not racist, but..."

  3. Aug 2016
    1. politely

      At least he's nice about it

    2. Mr. Oldbuck keeps his eyes abou

      As one often does

    3. Even while engaged in making love


    4. opens a communication

      "Opened" a communication. Because he opened the window. Kill me.

    5. Mr. Oldbuck does not believe himself the less thoroughly drowned.

      He sticks to his guns

    6. They continue to advance.

      Such a gentleman

    7. object.

      I don't think I even need to say anything about this line. It says enough on its own.

    8. His horse bursting with fat

      Eating grass is bad for you kids

    9. Mr. Oldbuck escapes in female disguise.

      Old school Shakespearean style

    10. imprisoned

      Again, a common occurrence of the time?

    11. Having vanquished his adversary, Mr. Oldbuck declares his passion in the presence of the parents of his beloved.

      His "beloved" doesn't seem too happy

    12. his

      There's that possessive sexism. For a woman who I'm starting to doubt even knows his name.

    13. he purchases an Arabian courser.

      Is Oldbuck meant to be a "John Everyman" type of character? Or is he supposed to be incredibly wealthy? Was this a common occurrence back then?

    14. to overcome the difficulty.

      Some Tom and Jerry style humor throughout this whole area

    15. The remedy!!!

      Strange how nonchalantly suicidal depression is handled here

    16. For eight-and-forty hours he believes himself dead.

      So what, he just laid there for two days and didn't realize he was still breathing? The humor in this is pretty absurdist.

    17. Mr. Oldbuck resolves to write to her.

      Look at that face

    18. ladye

      A remnant of the story's French roots?


      An interesting job title...