mjj (flemmings) wrote,

Toronto is a city of immigrants which is what I love about it. However, other cultures don't always attach the same meanings to my culture's artifacts as I do, and this is disconcerting. In my culture, if someone is wearing pink, they're for 99% certain female. If the pink-wearer looks male at first glance, you look again, checking for stubble and so on because pink, well, is pink. Especially if it's a blushing spring rose pink. Other cultures don't do this, is why I, in my blushing spring rose pink baseball hat, was twice addressed today as Sir.

For reasons of my own, I find this dispiriting. These days I'd be happy getting a Japanese kids' 'obasan' from store clerks, which is otherwise supposed to make me cry.
Tags: rl

  • (no subject)

    Because I never saw all of ST:TNG, I never heard Patrick Stewart retelling the story of Gilgamesh and therefore I never knew until last night that…

  • (no subject)

    Everyone else's life is being so traumatic just now that I'm trying to be grateful that the only thing bothering me is that the plumber somehow got…

  • (no subject)

    Dear God but Piranesi is oogey-making reading. Like a bad dream or the faintest recollection of something else I read somewhere else but can't trace.…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded