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13 May 2008 @ 07:32 pm
I need a Real Hume icon for realz.  
Please bear with my spamming today.

So I'm reading the feminist interpretations of Hume and I was at this article written by the same author that wrote the one I have to essay about and... well, I'll just copy that.

The celebrated laments in the conclusion of book one of the Treatise might be read as the expression of a member of a subject race, the Scots, who had just lost their independence. Hume - speaking English with a despised Scottish accent, writing English with awareness of his own deaf ear for his own lapses into 'Scotticisms', hoping for an audience with a readership who did not treat him really as one of them - might also be seen to have been in a position a bit like that of a woman trying to make her way in a profession where she is suspect from the start, a 'strange uncouth monster' unlikely to win acceptance from those already securely in possession of whatever 'thrones' might exist there. Admittedly, whatever Hume thought he was doing in this celebrated 'conclusion of this book' he surely did not think he was merely expressing a literary Scot's frustrations, let alone putting himself into women's shoes or sympathizing with the bluestockings of his day. [...] Hume was, if you like, an unwitting virtual woman.

Is it wrong that I find this too amusing for words? Wasn't there anyone on my FL saying that Des is a total damsel in distress? Well, seems like my professor here agrees ;) God I'm never going to be serious when discussing it. Never.
feeling: gigglygiggly
on rotation: trascendental blues - steve earle
elliotsmelliot: Des sleepingelliotsmelliot on May 13th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
That's hilarious. I believe falafel first termed Desmond as a damsel in distress, a notion I've stolen from her regularly. But of course now I picture him dressed up in a (blue) dress, heels and coned princess hat with a veil. And it's a relief to know he was empathetic to women's rights.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost des sleepingjanie_tangerine on May 14th, 2008 07:55 am (UTC)
*cracks up* I need to write island cross dressing now. OMG that's the most delightful view ever. (I think I've got a serious fondness for crossdressing which actually may be scary but well... such an image is glorious!!) And yeah, the real Hume was awesome like that. Now I just hope I manage to keep a straight face when it's time to discuss it...