flint_marko: (Spider-Man)
[personal profile] flint_marko posting in [community profile] scans_daily

Peter goes after Strange, demanding to know how Carlie could have uncovered his identity after his spell.

The thing he has to do is give MJ the antidote, since she still has her spider-powers.

Also, Kaine is now scarless, and from the looks of it I'm guessing he's going to be the new Scarlet Spider. I liked what they did with Kaine when they brought him back (before 'killing' him off), but I'm not too crazy about prettifying him and making him some sort of superhero. And why tease the possibility of bringing Ben back?

And Julia Carpenter, the new Madame Web (I still don't understand why they had to kill off the old one and make her the new one) apologizes to Peter about the loss that's to come.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-02 08:53 pm (UTC)
kusonaga: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kusonaga
Well, I don't see 'hysterical' as particularly sexist in this case, as Carlie is acting rather intensely - but as a male I sometimes overlook the subtext in these words.

I'd be more inclined to consider 'melodramatic' sexist, especially considering the genre of fifties women's films that so defined that particular image (although I think 'melodramatic' is actually more appropriate here, as that is how she's acting). But I would say 'hyperbolic' or 'outrageous' come close, but don't quite cover the definition of 'hysterical'.

And I don't know... sometimes my thoughts on these things are a little unclear. But it seems to me, if we take in account all the words that men have used to demean or undermine women and how much they are apart of our daily vocabulary, it leaves a very limited field of words (in basic vocabulary that is, of course there's a lot of synonyms, but also I'm not a native speaker).

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-02 09:07 pm (UTC)
salinea: Deadpool has a fucking horned hat on and is ready to kick gum and chew ass. Errr, moderate s_d. (mod hat)
From: [personal profile] salinea
Again, if there is no way to say something without it being problematic, then it's probably best left unsaid (at least on [community profile] scans_daily). We are not going to allow words we view as problematic to be used simply because you can't think of any other way to say it. Yes, it is tougher on non native speakers - I am one myself, so it's not like I don't sympathize - but we're also indulgent in terms of sanctions (in case of truely harmful vocabulary, not "mod note" material like "hysterical") if we have good reason to think you don't know better because of lack of language savviness.
Edited Date: 2011-11-02 09:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-03 01:42 am (UTC)
werehawk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] werehawk
I was wondering about this too, but the sexism comes from the origin of the word meaning "of the womb". Swiped from Wikipedia (but confirmed on real websites)
"In the Western world, until the seventeenth century, hysteria referred to a medical condition thought to be particular to women and caused by disturbances of the uterus (from the Greek ὑστέρα "hystera" = uterus"

If I had to pick a non-sexist synonym, it would be "overemotional"

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-03 01:44 am (UTC)
werehawk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] werehawk
But now I see some similar comments below. So sorry for the reiteration.


scans_daily: (Default)
Scans Daily


Founded by girl geeks and members of the slash fandom, [community profile] scans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBTQ-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, [community profile] scans_daily is probably not for you.

Please read the community ethos and rules before posting or commenting.

April 2019

  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 222324252627

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags