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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 09:18 pm (UTC)
kenwyn89: Luke Skywalker (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenwyn89
Whilst I understand the reasons, I don't see hysterical as a particularly gendered word anymore as I frequently use it in the context of humour- and I see it as applicable to both men and women in heightened emotional states.

However, I respect the ethos of the community and will avoid using it- but I think it a little unnecessary as more people using the correct terminology (because it wasn't a gendered word in the first place) can disassociate connotations.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-02 10:10 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Apparently, according to wiki, hysteria is a gendered term, since it was believed to be a condition unique to women, caused by perturbations in the uterus.

This I did not know.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-03 12:31 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
This is definitely news to me too.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-03 12:49 am (UTC)
kenwyn89: Luke Skywalker (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenwyn89
Huh, I stand corrected.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-03 01:03 pm (UTC)
valtyr: (medusa oils)
From: [personal profile] valtyr
Women are a lot more likely than men to be described as hysterical. Women are a lot more likely to be told 'calm down dear'. Women are more likely to be described as getting all emotional and unreasonable.

There's a huuuuge amount of men(and some women) who consider that only MEN can use logic, and women are only capable of reacting emotionally, because of hormones and periods and tiny lady brains. So describing an excited, angry woman as hysterical taps into that whole vast aspect of dismissing women's anger because their feelings aren't considered valid.

Hysterical as in funny is a different ballgame, though - I really doubt anyone would object if you said you found Amanda Connor's art hysterically funny.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-03 07:52 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
Well, if nothing else, a person who says Connor's art is "hysterically funny" is trying to be complementary.

Re: Mod Note

Date: 2011-11-04 01:28 am (UTC)
kenwyn89: Luke Skywalker (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenwyn89
I get you (and the calm down dear reference... I'd definitely agree with that one). I've not heard hysterical used that way in a long while. The fact that it can be invalidating I can get behind, especially with context. I still feel it can be used to describe a unspecific gendered state of mind with careful use, but I appreciate the clarification on the issue.


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