Knitter, runner, jaded office worker
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The Amazing Spider-Man
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Journey into Mystery
The Legend of Korra
Lord of the Rings
The Phantom of the Opera
Huh? I thought everyone did that?I love doing this. Especially older books.
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets which actually open? Why do we have to put up with the ‘false pockets’ that are frequently sewn onto women’s jackets and pants to give visual interest without ruining the ‘line’ of the garment? Why, when pockets are actually present, are they so rarely large, stable, or loose enough to accommodate a phone or a wallet? And why, given this is the case, do women go on to cop so much flack for carrying handbags around with them?
Oh wait. Is this one of those double standards which we feminists are always going on about; one of those innocuous little things which everybody just accepts because it is the norm?
Women carry handbags. It is known.
But why? I have watched my male friends get ready to go out. They slip their wallet into one pocket, their keys into another, their phone into a third pocket, and some of them even still have spare pockets large enough to carry a novel for the journey. Those of my friends who wear women’s clothes, though, face an entirely different situation. If they are wearing the right jeans or jacket, they may have up to two usable pockets (not at all guaranteed). However, in most cases they won’t have any pockets at all. Utility and style rarely meet in women’s fashion, so they grab a bag.
Contrary to all the jokes, most women don’t ‘have’ to leave the house with everything they pack in their day-to-day handbag. Most of the items in a woman’s everyday handbag are in there because, if she’s going to have to carry it anyway, she might as well make it worth her while. Excuse us for making use of the one useful item we find in our wardrobes.”
In Our Bedroom After the War
Jack and Eugene, post SM1-3.
In which there is a reunion, and Jack lives up to his TV Tropes page designation as “innocently insensitive.”
Thiswas originally going to have slightly different dialogue in one spot and then Kas posted this and I pretty much couldn’t write anything else. So hat tip to you, Thewondersmith.
All the living are dead and the dead are all living
The war is over and we are beginning