Saturday, February 6, 2010

What makes me hate all-girl times.

"My boobs are too small. They're hateful"
"Mine are so disgusting! They are just do HUGE! Ewww!"
"I have to shave my legs again..they always have these stupid black points.."
"My hair can't be kept in place for two's so messy! I hate it!"
"I need to thin down. I have great big dusgusting blobs of fat."
"Me too."
"Me too"
"Me too."
"And that girl over there, isn't she ugly!"
"Yeah, she is...she's too aggressive...and she got muscles too...ew."

Conversations like this are really, really common in all girl environments. Which is why I hate gym lessons. It's a constants putting themseves and others down. There's always something wrong. Something must always be fixed. It's truly exasperating.

It's very sad too. All these girls, who evidently find nothing to do or talk about except applying the male gaze to themselves, with all it's impossible standards and everything. And I know most of these girls...they are people with ambitions, strenght and great personalities...yet, it is phisical aspect which, in the end, matters the most, and which makes them so insecure.
And the majority are very conventionally pretty too...when they talk like that you can literally see the ones who vary from canonic beauty shrink and shame themselves. It's  horrible. And incredibly irritating.       

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Analyzing school books (kind of)

Because I had nothing better to do (well, nothing other than Latin anyway), today I started taking photos of my school books. I got somewhat interesting results.

Here is the cover

Welll, a the other way round cover, but anyway.
Notice that, strangely, they are all girls. Girls are being used to represent the world's population as a whole! That is indeed good.
I guess they are also trying to convey diversity, both cultural and racial, as in a white girl with a veil and one without, a black girl with a veil and one without. Maybe they're all girls because boys don't wear veils?


Now, while most figures looked something like this (i.e.male):
I was surprised to see stuff like this too:

Which made me smile.
I then counted the female figures and the male ones. 28 males, and 6 females. 5 had both.

There were only 6 photos of girls.

The grammar one has a girl on the cover. With a computer.
All in all, pretty good. =)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Ranting Teenager is back!

Sorry, I know I've been away for some time now. That has been due to a combination of lack of time and lack of ideas.

Moreof a lack of time.
Or maybe more lack of ideas.

Also, I got 4/10 on the technical drawing test, which made me grumpy. On the other hand, I got 7/10 on Latin, which is wonderful. On another hand yet, you most likely don't care...I promise a series of decent posts now!

And this is totally unrelated but it's a quote I found funny:
"Remember, if you need a hand, you will find at the end of your arm."