The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Nothingland

Nothingland Something about nothing - game threads, diversions, time-wasters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
infinite monkey
Tell it to the frogs
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12,206
Be Way Too PC

Here is where you fuss and gripe and complain about the inequalities foisted upon you everyday, just because of who you are, or what you look like, or the choices you make.

I'm really sick of how women with dark hair are being represented in movies and on TV. It's nothing new, really. Lucy Van Pelt (in sharp contrast to Lucy Ball, the darling but dumb redhead) was one of the original black widows. Women of Hair Color are shown as nothing more than intelligent, sexy, and cutthroat. They never get to work in a chocolate factory. It sickens me how so many fall prey to this stereotype, and embrace it as though it is a fundamental truth.

I think that driver's licenses should no longer require one to announce eye color or hair color. My eye color could change, given the opportunity to explore the world of tinted contacts. Why should I be indentified by something that is only a small part of who I am? I am a whole person, a complex being, a multi-layered entity.

The next time someone tells me "I love your hair!" I'm going to politely tell them that their perception of me is incomplete and ignorant. I've had enough.
__________________
At the end of the day, it's all about the end of the day. Because at the end of the day, the day ends and that's what matters at the end of the day. Or something.

--Me, hater of the "at the end of the day" phrase
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
monster
ready to explode
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 26,003
They wouldn't let me list purple as my hair color on my driving licence, even though it is very clearly purple in the picture.

And I find your used of the word "you" insensitive at best.
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
Clodfobble
Sulky Cultivator in the Woods
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 16,038
And yet I bet they'd list "brown" for a completely gray-haired woman who dyed her hair. Rat bastards.
__________________
My cooking blog
Clodfobble is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:44 AM   #4
infinite monkey
Tell it to the frogs
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12,206
They DO! Um, er, I mean...they WOULD!

(disclaimer: started going gray in Jr Hi. The top layer is gray, not underneath. Not that that has any bearing on who I am)

__________________
At the end of the day, it's all about the end of the day. Because at the end of the day, the day ends and that's what matters at the end of the day. Or something.

--Me, hater of the "at the end of the day" phrase
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #5
monster
ready to explode
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 26,003
Whole Foods does not employ people with "non-human" hair color.
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
Rhianne
Nearly done.
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Teetering on the edge.
Posts: 1,016
How very hairist.

You'd thing it would actually be an advantage - more easily spotted in the food.
Rhianne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 05:46 PM   #7
infinite monkey
Tell it to the frogs
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 12,206
Some cow orker told me how nice my hair looked today. I screamed "what does my hair have to do with ANYTHING?"

I might have to quit.
__________________
At the end of the day, it's all about the end of the day. Because at the end of the day, the day ends and that's what matters at the end of the day. Or something.

--Me, hater of the "at the end of the day" phrase
infinite monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 09:30 AM   #8
Sundae
Killer Queen
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 22,847
That gave me a great big belly laugh.
Sorry it was at the expense of your suffering, Inf.
__________________
Of course you can't make chocolate biscuits out of breadcrumbs and butterbeans.
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.

Help fill the mug... click to donate
"Nunquam visi caseum in tantis modis diversis paratum." [I have never seen cheese prepared in so many different ways.]
- Henry Beard, _Latin_For_Even_More_Occasions

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.