Date: 2012-01-05 10:30 pm (UTC)
valtyr: (Rhodey chinhands)
From: [personal profile] valtyr
Mention, yes. I don't have a problem with that at all. Conflate with her profession, no, unnecessary. There's not reason she couldn't be mother and mathematician.

Heck, if she programmed "Brainiac" here, than she's his mother, too.

If mothermatician refers specifically to being an expert in the calculations of the equations to produce new life, that's completely acceptable to me. However, I'd need some actual textual evidence for that. *shrug*

Date: 2012-01-08 02:42 am (UTC)
valtyr: (Steve tea)
From: [personal profile] valtyr
Yes, but the point is when they do it to the female character and not the male, it ties into a long tradition of insisting a woman's profession cannot be separated from her femininity. Rather than making congresswoman from congressman (a word that already has a gendered component), it makes poetess from poet.

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