Do you remember this picture you might have seen yesterday or the day before ?
You might have hope for something, like a new movie, or at least a short television serie. Well it’s even better.
IT’S GONNA BE A FULL SHOW delivered by Canal + and named Versailles. There’s…
But while bias has been experimentally demonstrated, it’s hard to study in the real world: Just as it’s hard to isolate a single environmental pollutant’s effect on human health, it’s been near impossible to isolate gender as a variable in the real world and watch how it affects a person’s day-to-day experience.
Until now. Trans people are bringing entirely new ways of approaching the discussion. Because trans people are now staying in the same careers (and sometimes the very same jobs) after they change genders, they are uniquely qualified to discuss the difference between how men and women experience the workplace. Their experience is as close to the scientific method as we can get: By isolating and manipulating gender as a variable and holding all other variables—skill, career, personality, talent—constant, these individuals reveal exactly the way one’s outward appearance of gender affects day-to-day interactions. If we truly want to understand women at work, we should listen carefully to trans men and trans women: They can tell us more about gender in the workplace than just about anyone.
“Men are assumed to be competent until proven otherwise, whereas a woman is assumed to be incompetent until she proves otherwise.”
I don’t think Athos ever loved Milady for real.Not before, and obviously not after he saw the fleur-de-lys.I believe that he just loved the idea of going against his parents’ will and marrying a beautiful stranger.He loved the sense of freedom and independence this decision gave him.Furthermore, it’s the fact that he would marry and sleep with a woman he’d be actually attracted to; he wouldn’t just fulfill his duty after an arrangement between families.And of course, when he finds out that the chosen of his heart is a branded criminal, he kills Milady because he feels utterly betrayed and humiliated.Not by her but by his own choices.To put it simply, he must have felt like the greatest sucker in the world.Let alone the jealousy and insecurities he must have felt once he realized that his 16-year-old fair-haired virgin wife was in fact a much older immoral wench (sic).To me, it’s all male egoism, so he found a way to validate all these fears and insecurities and his hurt ego through justice and family honor and religion and this kind of bullshit, and thus murders a woman in the name of all these.And he does it twice ffs!And all that self-hatred and destructive lifestyle he adopts once he becomes a musketeer is nothing but an attempt to punish and perhaps redeem himself for not being a good nobleman and a good Christian-feh. This is why he projects all his fears and insecurities about women and marriage and family honor to his illegitimate son.Too bad therapy didn’t exist back then; it would have solved many issues :/
Too cynical you think?But who cares! After all, in comparison with other fictional characters, it’s always the dark, hopeless, self-destructive psychos the ones that win the readers, no.
"Louis XIII, Anne, and their son Louis XIV, flanked by Cardinal Richelieu and the Duchesse de Chevreuse.”
I mean, how awkward and uncomfortable would this moment be.For everyone.Seriously, go read The Three Musketeers if you don’t believe me.
Also, those faces.Pure 17th-century emoticons. (´∀｀)．☆．。
this has been my rule of thumb for years