[NetBehaviour] Gilgamesh (Edward Picot)

Michael Szpakowski szpako at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 29 20:43:38 CET 2013


 (Grinds teeth in 
repressed fury, and crosses Michael off his Christmas-card list for next 
year.) 
:)
 m.




________________________________
 From: Edward Picot <edward at edwardpicot.com>
To: netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org 
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Gilgamesh (Edward Picot)
 
Michael -

I suppose I do lay myself open to the charge of sexism. The running joke 
about Samhat the Harlot always wanting to put curtains up is borderline 
sexist, and of course the idea that she's basically prepared to have sex 
with anybody no matter what they're like. In my defence I would say that 
the source text isn't exactly politically correct, and more to the point 
that I don't believe in making fun of all the men but treating the women 
with veneration - I prefer to make fun of everybody. I would also say 
that as the story unfolds Samhat turns out to be one of the more 
grounded characters. Ultimately people must judge for themselves whether 
the effect of the characterisation is demeaning or not, which is the 
real litmus-test. I don't think it is, but then if I did think it was I 
wouldn't have done it like that in the first place.

I respect you for saying what you think, though. (Grinds teeth in 
repressed fury, and crosses Michael off his Christmas-card list for next 
year.)

- Edward
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