Thursday, November 17, 2011

gorgon

The Ramones were terrifying...
This starts as a gender-neutral term, but like most of the hidden tendrils of sexist language, ends up over the centuries coming to rest squarely on women's shoulders. Which reminds me, when I get done with these myths, I need to hit "harlot." Did you know that started out referring to an "an idle rogue"? Which is funny, because (speaking of the Ramones), "punk" had the opposite trajectory. But that's another strip for another time...

Update: Why oh why are you gray? Lesson learned: don't do final edits on the 9 yr old laptop...

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