I mean, ignorance of Canadian health care law aside, if your deal is like, “PEOPLE ARE GONNA GET HEALTHIER HERE? NO. I’VE GOT TO GET THE FUCK OUT,” then I don’t know what to do for you, man.
Why is there very little utility to women’s clothing? Why don’t we get pockets which actually open? Why do we have to put up with the ‘false pockets’ that are frequently sewn onto women’s jackets and pants to give visual interest without ruining the ‘line’ of the garment? Why, when pockets are actually present, are they so rarely large, stable, or loose enough to accommodate a phone or a wallet? And why, given this is the case, do women go on to cop so much flack for carrying handbags around with them?
Oh wait. Is this one of those double standards which we feminists are always going on about; one of those innocuous little things which everybody just accepts because it is the norm?
Women carry handbags. It is known.
But why? I have watched my male friends get ready to go out. They slip their wallet into one pocket, their keys into another, their phone into a third pocket, and some of them even still have spare pockets large enough to carry a novel for the journey. Those of my friends who wear women’s clothes, though, face an entirely different situation. If they are wearing the right jeans or jacket, they may have up to two usable pockets (not at all guaranteed). However, in most cases they won’t have any pockets at all. Utility and style rarely meet in women’s fashion, so they grab a bag.
Contrary to all the jokes, most women don’t ‘have’ to leave the house with everything they pack in their day-to-day handbag. Most of the items in a woman’s everyday handbag are in there because, if she’s going to have to carry it anyway, she might as well make it worth her while. Excuse us for making use of the one useful item we find in our wardrobes.” —Kara, “The Feminist and the Handbag”
OMG this sounds amazing. Like, honestly. Do you have a main character(s) or will it be about several characters?
Each story has its own main character, but each one is getting at least a short story about them, and one is getting a full novel. The story I’ve been working on recently is about a woman - about 40 years old, MTF trans*, and sort of Southeast Asian in terms of race - who likes to tote around a sniper rifle and has to help keep a floating city from falling to the ground and killing thousands.
I must have not been paying attention…this sounds interesting…
The setting or the day itself? Worldbuilding Wednesday is just a little thing some writers do on tumblr where people ask us questions about the little details of our worlds. :) #soundworld is my personal worldbuilding project, which I’ve summarized beneath the cut if you’d like to know a bit about it.