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Chag Sameach, Wonderful Women!

By a happy coincidence, there are two great holidays that coincide today. The first is International Women's Day. The second is Purim, notable as the Jewish Holiday With A Heroine. Isn't that neat? It's all about the women this year!

In other news: I refuse to take seriously the opinion of any scholar who states categorically that, and I quote, "children are stupid." Especially if this scholar actually has a child of her own.

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meckinock
Mar. 9th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
In other news: I refuse to take seriously the opinion of any scholar who states categorically that, and I quote, "children are stupid." Especially if this scholar actually has a child of her own.

Who was that?
frenchpony
Mar. 9th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
One of my classmates in my dissertation seminar yesterday. Apparently, she believes that children as a group are stupid because they tend to get seduced by television advertising and ask their parents to buy them things.
meckinock
Mar. 9th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
I gather she didn't mean it in only the most affectionate way. Sounds like she might be going through a rough spot with someone in her own household?
frenchpony
Mar. 9th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
I suspect that part of it was that her kid was bugging her to buy something from a TV commercial while she was busy writing a dissertation chapter that included a long, rambling analysis of how TV advertisers work with show structure.
meggins
Mar. 9th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Happy Purim! Happy Intrnational Woemen's Day! I didn't do much to observe either, but it is a nice coincidence that they fell on the same day.
frenchpony
Mar. 9th, 2012 01:13 pm (UTC)
It always pleases me when wonderful little coincidences like that happen. It reminds me that the universe does have a quirky little sense of humor.
perelleth
Mar. 10th, 2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
That was a nice little coincidence, I agree. ;-)
""" Children are stupid"""" by a scholar sounds a bit on the side of desperate to me. ;-)
frenchpony
Mar. 11th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Particularly by a scholar who has a child of her own. I'd hate to be that kid as I grew up.
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