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the story of an invisible girl
Mars and Venus
"I posted a question to her in my LJ," a guy told me awhile back, "but she hasn't responded to it yet."

"You should email her your question," I suggested to him.

He was amused. "That's very practical! You know, I remember you once told me that you weren't really a very 'girly' sort of girl. At the time, I disagreed, and I told you of course you were girly. But now I think I see what you mean. That's not a very girl-type response, just solving my problem like that."

"So true! That's right, I answered wrong. What would be the appropriate girl answer.... Oh, I'm sorry, that must be frustrating. How do you feel about it? I wonder if she's mad at you. Have you said anything to upset her recently?"
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lahabiel From: lahabiel Date: August 30th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I think your "girliness" is the flexible kind, accentuating or evaporating itself as the situation demands it.

Me like. ;)
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: August 30th, 2004 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)

You are girly just in your own way.

Were you really awake at 2:43 AM?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 30th, 2004 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: You are girly just in your own way.

Yep, and quite awhile after. Not a good sleeping night.
jenx From: jenx Date: August 30th, 2004 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Grr. As though girls/women can't be logical and sensible. Pfui.
matt_arnold From: matt_arnold Date: August 30th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)

It's not that.

There exists a reputation for a woman to get mad at a man for suggesting solutions to her problems when what she wanted was commisseration. There's nothing innately logical or sensible about doing that unless one is looking at it from a narrow view. Which one is the right tool for the job, depends on the job. If it never occurred to Rennie to interpret his statement as about the goal (the girl) instead of about the means (the computer), then yes, I'd say she is seriously non-stereotypical.
jenx From: jenx Date: August 30th, 2004 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: It's not that.

Nope, sorry - still offended.

polaron From: polaron Date: August 30th, 2004 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

As Long As You Don't Look Like This...

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