Read books by AWers!
Hate when that happens.
Last edited by fireluxlou; 11-10-2012 at 11:41 PM.
... told this story once before. It does not bear repeating, but I'm gonna do so anyway
I needed a picture of a mailman, as a basis for a cartoon I was drawing. So I went to the library and asked the librarian for a book that had a picture of a mailman in it. "The correct term is mailperson," she replied. "But I need a picture of one who's male," I said. She stood there and thought about that for awhile, trying to figure whether I was in the right or wrong, leaving me to look for a book on my own.
Not til I get my cookie!
What set me off was this:
What makes it negative is stereotypes are not true. Making general stereotypes about any group of people is dehumanizing.
I love the regulars on this board. No matter how obstreporous, stubborn, and short-sighted someone is, you all try your best to explain and teach. You're fantastic, all of you.
You asked if using the word "fair" would upset women. I think you got your answer... yes, some. Now, you have to sort out if you care or not. If your story is meant for an audience who expects to see 42 in. bust squeeze into a 38 in. chainmail bra, then you need to accept it's not going to appeal to 100% of the women out there (or men... can't be sexist myself).
On the other hand, if you are looking to present a unique character who is more than a bust size, perhaps you need to look at describing your story in a way that doesn't alienate the women who are offended by "fair".
It's hard to not make judgments about an author based on the writing. If you write things are considered un-PC, then people will label you. However, imo you shouldn't force your writing to be PC if that's not true to your story.
Hope this helps.
You know what, I'm too old to deal with other people's nonsense. I'm a lot older than many people on this board and I'm running out of time. And most of them are nicer than me too.You're a very tolerant person with your personal insults towards people who don't share your views.
And it's odd that what you want be allowed to offend people but don't like it when it's handed back. What can I say?
Last edited by fireluxlou; 11-11-2012 at 12:41 AM.
Is it a bit too early for scores?