- So what do you do for fun in your free time?
- Bíi di ne Láadan. / I speak Láadan.
An interesting thread. Women are treated so poorly in the lens of history, it may be interesting to do something Láadan related about the women people pointed out here.
People listed (unfortunately a pretty white list):
- Marilyn Monroe
- Lorena Bobbitt
- The woman who sued McDonalds for hot coffee
- Marie Antoinette
- Joan Rivers
- Judy Garland
- Zelda Fitzgerald
- Monica Lewinsky
- All six wives of Henry VIII
- Britney Spears
- Anita Hill
- Jane Fonda
- Carrie Fisher
I played this game yesterday and it really hit home for me. My mom was a stay-at-home mom who took care of my sister and me, cooked and cleaned, and mostly just read books. Now that she’s retired, she’s not really sure what to do with herself.
For me, I have two jobs and I still feel the pressure to clean up the house. That feeling of being responsible for maintaining the entire home, while not having time to really do something that helps me grow on my own (I try to make time, but I’m drowning).
And then at the end of every day, the relationship with the husband reminds me of past relationships that I have been in. At the end of the day taking care of the house, I see the nightly pinging for sex like just another chore on the pile that the husband expects from her. I’ve definitely been in relationships like that before, where my boyfriend would want sex regularly, but never put any effort into it.
And all the while, the criticism from others – you’re getting fat, you’re not taking care of the house well enough, you’d just be happier if you took the time to keep the house in order. That sounds like my stepdad and my mom. Sure, having a clean home would relieve stress, but houses get messy again, and I can’t tackle it alone… not when working more than full time.
This post isn’t specifically about Láadan, but for anyone who was raised with the outside world treating you as a girl and as a woman, that feeling of historically you would have been property – a defacto servant – and how that expectation still bleeds into how we treat women today, perhaps you can also relate.
Anime butterfly meme guy
- Butterfly: Language that nobody speaks.
- Anime guy: Me
- Caption: Is this a [good use of my time?]
- Dush bedi le Hindi… / I should study Hindi…
- Izh néde bedi le Láadan. / But I want to study Láadan.
Lothel ra le bú lehé … e in ra dáan. / Not sure if I’m odd… or the word doesn’t exist.
- lothel = to know
- le = me
- bú = to be perverse; quirky; odd; hard to understand
- -hé = sentence embedding marker
- e = or
- in = to exist
- ra = not
- dáan = word