That's a good justification for being an English major, right? Well, it's true! I believe that a well placed adjective can make all the difference from something "tasting good" to being "mouth-wateringly delicious." I don't believe words to ever be "thoughtless," for language provokes thoughts (whether they are your thoughts or the thoughts of others provoked by your words) and believe a person's vocabularly reveals much of who a person is. Language etches a person's character, mind, beliefs, etc., and with that we're back on our main issue of gender...my favorite!
My cousin, Amy, enlisted in the Army after high school and quickly learned that no matter how she tried to talk like, look like, act like, a boy she was still a girl. It was when she learned to combine her understanding of males and masculine behaviors and use that knowledge as a girl with feminine characteristics that she found her place in the Army. She didn't look at her unit as "boys and girls" but rather as enlistees with a common mission and goal of becoming a soldier. How each person achieved that was not based upon gender alone, but personality and preference. Women soldiers could be a modern-day version of England's "Female King!"
Referring to my post "Playing with Discovery," I give my readers to Queen Elizabeth's Tilsbury Speech where in it Elizabeth utilizes the masculine technique of defining herself as an individual, yet she does that through her country and people. Look at her uses of "I, me, my, myself" and notice it is always followed with a method of definition ex. "My people." Does this make sense? As she defines herself through others she exhibits a feminine communication method of caring for others. This woman was a MASTER of combining the masculine and feminine.
Here's today's question for the bloggosphere: Where have you seen such a combination in your life, digital or human in nature?
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