Thursday, March 10, 2011

Helping The Lovely Becky

I was in bed last night with The Lovely Becky (who is tearing it up in Italy with La Contessa Nera) discussing her idea for a story. She talked about writing a fictional short story or maybe even a novel based on the poor working experience that drove her from white-collar life and into grad school and subsequently authorship and professorhood.

TLB: I want to have her work at some kind of scientific or academic environment, like a journal. But it would have to be an office where most of the employees were women.

Me: How about a gynecology journal? She could work for a publication called Vagina Today.

15 comments:

fish said...

She could work for a publication called Vagina Today.

Something not quit right with the title. Can't put my finger on it.

Brando said...

That title is probably too short. A longer one would be better.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

fish is banned.
~

Churlita said...

Vaginal weekly? That would at least be a longer time period anyway...

Jennifer said...

I think it needs to be Vagina Monthly if we're talking long periods...

Brando said...

My dream is to one day launch Vagina Daily, but I think I'll have difficulty finding subscribers.

Jennifer said...

Perhaps it could be given away for free... say on street corners...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

My dream is to one day launch Vagina Daily, but I think I'll have difficulty finding subscribers.

You'll have plenty of initial subscribers, but none of them will renew their subscriptions when they are, inevitably, let down.

fish said...

In all seriousness, it is not uncommon for scientific journals to have an editorial staff that is majority women. Many women will move into working at the journals instead of a lab to balance life/family (more so than men will).

Kathleen said...

I was going to say what fish said, but didn't want to interrput the P jokes.

excepting the well-paid, prestigious positions, the vast majority of places I have worked are staffed by women. in law obvs not science.

Von said...

You all are just killing me today.
And I have nothing good to contribute.
I fail.

fish said...

I think it needs to be Vagina Monthly if we're talking long periods...

Am I the only one who is terrified by the thought of a month long period?

Jennifer said...

Am I the only one who is terrified by the thought of a month long period?

That was poorly phrased by me... imagine...

I should have said, if we're talking periods, it should be Vagina Monthly.

blue girl said...

Oh my God, this thread. You can tell we've *known* each other for awhile!

And lol @ Jennifer. Always so clever!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I thought this was dick jokes.

Shan't be back.