September 15th, 2008

snape in lingerie

My thoughts on yaoi the class shirt

So, friends list, what are your thoughts on this picture?


(description: woman looking at a ring on her finger and a bracelet with text "Gold digger: Like a hooker...just smarter")

Based on the 50s nature of the image, you'd think such a slogan came from that era, even though the term 'gold digger' was popularized only recently. You guessed wrong.

It's the text on Agnes Scott's Class of 2009 shirts. Yes, you read that correctly. Collapse )

Apparently so. This email just popped in my inbox mid-entry:

Hello all,

It has come to the attention of the class officers that there is controversy and uproar surrounding the design for this year's Black Cat T-Shirt. First and foremost, the class officers did not pick the design nor did we approve of the design. We were made aware of the design as of this weekend. The shirt design was determined by the Black Cat Chairs. It was intended to be funny, it was not intended to be disrespectful or insulting.

While we understand that the t-shirt has been deemed offensive to some members of the class we in turn must stress that a lack of participation and cooperation results in decisions that everyone is not pleased with. This has occurred in the past and will continue to occur as long as an apathetic approach is taken. This does not mean that the offenses taken are invalid or unimportant. We will work with the Black Cat chairs to ensure that the issue is handled.

Also, in the future we ask that when a problem or issue arises that you come to us so that it can be handled immediately and tactfully instead of posting on a public domain.

Sincerely,

Class of 2009 officers


Sure, we're not the most spirited or involved class, but last I heard, there was no call for t-shirt designs. Someone correct me if I'm wrong on this. Hey, maybe the class officers will--gasp--ask if they want people to get involved. Even if the same few people are overbooked anyway (I have three meetings, a cultural event with Scott McCloud, and work between 5pm and midnight tomorrow), it doesn't hurt. Right?

Now, if you'll excuse me, this unspirited hooker Gold Digger has forty more pages of French reading, a senior seminar problem set, and about five emails to write.
not rhetorical?

(no subject)

Yes, two entries in a row. Feel special or something. Actually, I'm just putting off French reading.

So therealljidol signups are open through Friday! I'm sure half the friends list knows this already (and I haven't caught up yet, sorry). For those who don't know, I played last season but quit after... twelve rounds, I think it was, when LJ Idol plus life became too much. Now I have even more going on, but I can feel the excitement.

Poll #1260315 LJ Idol

Should I play Season Five of LJ Idol?

Yes! Do it!
9(75.0%)
Save what's left of your sanity. Don't do it.
1(8.3%)
Eeny-meeny-miny-mo!
2(16.7%)

But what are your thoughts on yaoi?

Mmmm, yaoi.
4(33.3%)
Eww, yaoi?
1(8.3%)
Huh?
1(8.3%)
OMG THE CRAZIES
2(16.7%)
Keep the tentacles away from me, kthx.
1(8.3%)


Whether I play or not, though, I'll still be hanging around the green room when I get a chance. You can't get rid of me. Mwahaha.