January 02, 2008

Old Man Earth


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.

2 Comments:

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:
http://tinyurl.com/z8uqv

 

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