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Weekly Awesome 3.8

March 8, 2012


~Stuff I pinned on my TIAW, and Wisdom. (And you may like some of my other boards, too.)
~I love how language evolves. I also, like, love the idea that young women are trendsetters in it. One comment n the article I found telling – particularly because it was intended to be innocuous – was this one: “If women do something like uptalk or vocal fry, it’s immediately interpreted as insecure, emotional or even stupid.” Ah, but couldn’t that be said of too many things women do? Sexism is insidious.
~Speaking of language evolving (isn’t it funny how these posts often come together? I don’t plan it that way!), I kind of love the idea of ditching the whole Miss/Mrs. thing. After the initial shock of OMG HOW DARE THEY DO CHANGE TO ME? I really do love the idea of women having an identity that has absolutely nothing to do with if they are married or not. Men have only “Mr.” no matter their age or marital status. I think it would be more equal if we had the same.
~Don’t wish a miscarriage on anyone. Ever.
~Lizzie is my new hero. (Thanks to Tabitha for the link on Facebook.)

I don’t honestly think I can top that last link with anymore Awesome. So go forth and have a beautiful day!

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6 Responses to “Weekly Awesome 3.8”

  1. Colleen Says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Technically little boys are properly called “Master”…it’s just not used very much anymore :) But I see your point.

    Re: “don’t wish a miscarriage on anyone”: I fought a similar fight with many of my friends after Michelle Duggar lost her 20th child at 18 weeks. Every time I came across a comment like “maybe she should take a hint and STOP NOW” or “how’s that for a sign from God?!”, I just couldn’t stop myself from having at the person. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first child or your 4th or your 21st, it’s YOUR CHILD and from the instant you find out you’re pregnant THAT CHILD MATTERS. Maybe what he was thinking deep down was “it would be better if she wasn’t pregnant period”, but it’s happened now and there’s no turning back…such a sentiment should have never been voiced.

  2. Colleen Says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    P.S. My husband thought that picture ^ was hot.

  3. Bonnie (TIAW) Says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    But men’s titles don’t change upon marriage. At least not so far as I know. I thought they changed at adulthood, whatever that was when people still used “master”.

  4. Claire Says:
    March 9th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    The whole Miss/ Ms/ Mrs problem can be easily solved by all women becoming doctors :)

  5. bethany actually Says:
    March 12th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Did you know that technically (according to Miss Manners, who is AWESOME), a woman should never use Mrs. FirstName MarriedName? Because Mrs. should only be used in conjunction with one’s husband’s name. So it wouldn’t be Mrs. Mary Smith, it would be Mrs. John Smith or just Mrs. Smith. So the Mrs. thing is even more insidious than you might think…it requires a woman to lose her identity completely to her husband. But Ms. may be properly used with Ms. Mary Smith, or Ms. Mary MaidenName, or whatever.

  6. Bonnie (TIAW) Says:
    March 13th, 2012 at 8:26 am

    That’s fairly disturbing, Bethany.

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