January 02, 2008

Old Man Earth


I'm fine with the exercise of removing gender bias from the language. Like it's OK to refer to the Flying Spaghetti Monster as a she. Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander and so I would like a global ban on the term 'Mother Earth'. The new PC term is going to be 'Father Earth' or informally, 'Old Man Earth'.

Why should the Earth be a man?
-It balances the female moon.
-I like the ring of 'deep male ecology'.
-Trees are men, tall, strong and silent.
-How could the lithosphere be anything but male? Listen to words like Granite and Basalt, Shale and Feldspar. The original vulcans were male.
-Don't piss off old man earth! He is likely to send a mudslide your way.


At January 03, 2008 1:51 AM , Anonymous Tim said...

French has a feminine moon. German has a masculine moon. I wonder what that means?

At January 03, 2008 1:09 PM , Blogger Matt_J said...

The space age has given us photographic evidence that the moon is female:


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