Personally:
indifferent to curtains
don't drink beer (or any alcohol)
very much like snacks
m.



From: isabel brison <ijayessbe@gmail.com>
To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity <netbehaviour@netbehaviour.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Gilgamesh (Edward Picot)

Hello,

Just wondering why it is that only Samhat is being considered sexist. Or is all that beer-and-snacks business (not to mention the disregard for curtains) what all men really do? :-)

I love it, by the way, and can't wait for the next episode...


On 29 January 2013 19:32, Edward Picot <edward@edwardpicot.com> wrote:
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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