I found this essay on Beloved, this book that was really tedious to read and now I have to write this massive paper on, which I'm really struggling with. So I'm browsing the internet for inspiration and I find this:

Color is something typically associated with women, which means that color is usually considered a trivial matter. Women have innumerable names for the nuances of colors (pistachio, fuschia, teal) when a few words would do (green, pink, blue). Women have their colors "done," and it is usually women who worry about whether or not the choir robes will match the chancel rug. More significant than this, however, is how much we use color as a metaphoric shorthand in assigning value. For example, to be colorless is boring, and to have many colors is to be rich (as in Joseph and his coat). We can be green with jealousy (or pea green with envy) , see red when angry (although anger can also blacken one’s face) , write purple prose, or get the blues (a term that originated in black culture). Yellow symbolizes cowardice, lavender is for gay people, and babies look best in pastels.

And you know what really kills me? THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A PROFESSOR. This WOMAN, no less, is a professor at Southern Illinois University.

Then again, this essay is on a website called 'religion-online.org', so I'm guessing that might have something to do with this... yeahhhh... this is just painful.

Of course, I made icons.

Feel free to use them. Just credit if you do!
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( Mar. 14th, 2009 03:10 am)
omg wtf is my icon right now.
Title: Playing Doctor
Author: [livejournal.com profile] skyvehicle
Rating: PG
Pairings: None. Winry, Ed and Al as kids.
Warnings: None.
Summary: They had never played like this before.

AN: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] truths_in_lies for the lovely beta.

playing doctor )


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