Straining family relations

10/01/2005 10:02:00 pm

I think that somewhere in the covenant of family relations, there must be some ruling that says a stepmother has to be a bitch. I honestly do not understand what I did to that woman but she seems to have it in for me (and my brother no less) big time. And to be perfectly honest, I'm a bit over it.

I just sat through a very unpleasant dinner, admittedly not the most unpleasant we've had, made so because she has dubious politics and even more dubious intelligence. Example: we are talking about DNA and the show that was on the ABC a while ago (which I missed becuse apparently the people in our house have some kind of allergy to documentary film making but this is not the point), and I make the comment that there are some really interesting feminist issues in the whole DNA structural discovery thing. At this point, might I add that DNA is what I want to specialise in for my hist/philos of science major. Just a comment that I made!

But then all of a sudden I am under attack for being and ugly feminist blah blah blah and it's ok that Rosalind Franklin's results were stolen because it had nothing to do with her being a woman, "any scientist would have done it". I say BULLSHIT. For one thing: the reason why Rosalind Franklin was marginalised was because of the scientific boy's club that existed in the 50s. Full stop.
And for another thing, it was like she was suggesting that because it happened in the 50s then it was ok. Not OK. Ever. Look, I don't even consider myself to be a hardcore feminist in any way, but she is an idiot and I can't say anymore about this because I'm really angry and upset. I won't even start on what she said about the second world war and the Japanese.

Is it not enough that this woman ruined my childhood? Aparently not.

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