A practical and thought provoking conversation about gender disparity in erotica & fetish literature in publishing. (I bet my post title is more titillating now!)
In Freelance Online Writing: Not As Fab and Glam, WhiteSockGirl addresses two specific issues in writing that I have not yet mentioned (even though I’ve mentioned quite a few), to wit: A) the problems with “writing” for SEO purposes, with pay so low it’s exploitative, and B) racist assumptions about those who take such jobs. The follow snippet illustrates what happens when one assumes.
The ignorant so called freelance writer wrote about how good writers, specifically native English writers, were-oh-so-not appreciated. She ranted on about how she and her fellow native English writers have to compete for freelance jobs with ‘people in poverty-stricken countries who will write in chopped-up, half-assed English for less than $1/hour.’
If homosexuality is equal to man on dog, does that mean 50% of men are dogs?
I asked my dog and he said you, Rick Santorum, are not good enough to be a dog.
Remember when I told you about those plans to collaborate with some friends about the under-exposed societal disease of domestic violence which threatens the lives of women and children? Well, I finally got around to making my first posts — which proved more difficult than originally surmised.
You can find my on-going posts, and the posts of the other survivors, at both blogs:
More Than Surviving, Thriving: A self-help blog for survivors of abuse, those suffering from anxiety &/or depression, etc.
Penile Code Avenger: Exposing the dark ugly underbelly of abuse.
I’ve been working with a person online for years — and today I realized that maybe they are retarded. Like seriously cognitively impaired.
I once thought their writing style possessed that eloquence of brevity that my writing (and, frankly, my thinking) lack; it’s why I admired this person. But today, I read something they wrote and thought, “If I didn’t know this person, I would think they had some sort of diminished mental capacity.”
I’m not sure if their writing style has changed, or if my perception has.
I’m not sure that it even matters whether it’s an actual deficit on this person’s part or not.
No matter what, there’s an issue with my perceptivity (if that’s a word; spellcheck says it’s not — but it doesn’t recognize itself either, so…). Either I missed something all those years ago, or I’m imagining things that aren’t there.
And in any case, I’m still in awe of a simplicity — a blunt easy to understand concise style — that I cannot master.
Is this the “childlike” quality we admire in those with mental handicaps? Is this the reason — not the “short attention span” thing we are told about — why short tight blog posts are so popular? Is this style of thinking and communicating currently consciously cultivated by our educational system? How much of all this can be attributed to the over-simplification and even fear of addressing complicated issues that we face in politics and social issues?
Do we need more or less retardation in our reading and writing?