Friday, June 04, 2010

Talk, Girl

Librarians should feel free to casually discuss menstrual cycles, menopause, and feminine hygiene/grooming around the library workspace.  Don't worry about scandalizing your library's male librarian.  He had his testicles removed as part of library school "orientation."

11 comments:

Nick said...

I surround my desk with fans to cool hot flashes. That grants me bonus points with my female coworkers.

Laughingrat said...

Don't forget, "guybrarians," that you are a special breed that deserves special privileges and attention--you know, above and beyond the ones you already get in the culture as a whole. That inexplicable 8% pay difference in favor of male librarians, and the inexplicably disproportionate number of male librarians who leap up the ranks faster than women with equivalent educations and qualifications just isn't enough! No, it's important to make sure that your acculturated hatred and Othering of the female body is imposed on all your female co-workers. How else will you punish them for your own feelings of inadequacy, deriving from the unsettling worry that you may have gotten where you are due to unearned privilege? Also, it is always totally awesome to equate working respectfully alongside women with being neutered. I had no idea that misogyny was actually biologically intrinsic to maleness. The more you know!

Anonymous said...

someone needs a date....

Anonymous said...

Laughingrat, I'm sure that all the guybrarians in your library system are getting promoted over you because of favoritism rather than the fact that you sound, by your overly detailed reaction to a humorous blog post, like a totally awesome employee/co-worker. In fact you sound like a person I myself would LOVE to work the reference desk with. I imagine all of the enjoyable lunch breaks we could share. I'm sure that you are a DELIGHT to work with and that your coworkers speak HIGHLY of you!

Anonymous said...

Dang! You must have been channeling my coworker!!

Anonymous said...

Laughingrat: After 15 years working as the sole male librarian in my organisation I've started to rise up through the ranks. I had thought it was because of my hard work and dedication to the job. But you have opened my eyes to the fact that it is solely because of my balls. I shall hang my head shame, report to my female superior and resign immediately so that a more worthy female can step forward.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Laughingrat is totally wrong, there's absolutely no sexism left, anywhere.

Hey, you guys work at libraries. Why don't you, you know, do some reading?

PS I never had my balls removed, yet I don't find it any worse to hang around women who are talking about menstrual cycles than I do hanging around men who are talking about which chick they railed last night or how drunk they got.

Previous anonymous, you should use a dictionary to find that the plural of "anecdote" is not "data."

Anonymous said...

Don't forget graphic descriptions of childbirth...

Mike S. said...

Eewwwwwwwwww!
Anyway,Laughingat, please tell us you are not serious..

Anonymous said...

I figure that Laughingrat is s serious, because there was no
;) after his post. :)

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