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Laura Jobe
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#ingresswear #ingress
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This is the song of my people!!
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Getting close to swim suit season! I'm down almost 20 pounds, and 8 inches! Who wants to rock a bikini this year!?!?
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One the left was dad's April fools prank from last year...on the right was my retaliation from this year!
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4/2/14
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Waaaayyy behind
Hmm - maybe I'm not as diligent of a blogger as I thought I would be.  It has been almost 2 months since I've posted ANYTHING.. I'm shocked at myself. However - not much is going on. I'm working and looking for a teaching job. My DH is working as well. We b...

Double standard of language....

I just wanted to throw something out about the language we use. Since we have a cross faction rivalry (sometimes friendly and sometimes not as much), we ALL use "colorful" language to express our frustration when playing. I wanted to point out there are more "colorful" female words than male (although they can be used interchangeably).

As a woman, I am going to point out a double standard in the language. When these "colorful" female words are said to or about a woman, they carry a stronger meaning, impact, and insult... As more women join this game, I want us to be more consciously aware of how comments/insults (while some may be in good jest and fun) maybe taken more powerfully and personally by the women playing this game...Even if they weren't meant that harshly.

We've developed our own culture here and when new people join - they have to be indoctrinated to know what is acceptable. 
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