Semantics

Semantics

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 12:04 am in Treading Ground. Follow responses to this post with the comments feed. You can leave a comment or trackback from your own site.

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  1. BunnyRemix says:

    Listen, I love this comic, but this has been bugging me for a bit and if I don’t rant it ouit, I’ll go nuts…

    Who does Rose think she is calling her sister a skank? Her past actions (and current), judging from Aya’s stories, she is no different.
    I’m refering to this: http://www.treadingground.com/?p=232
    Also, Rose has admit to sleeping around and is currently trying to seduce an older man. All I’m saying is, it’s really not fair for her to call her sister “skanky” when she’s just as skanky herself.

    Sorry, the hypocrisy just put me off. I already have a like/hate feeling for Rose and this little bit just angered me.
    I otherwise love this webcomic. It’s fun to read.

    • BunnyRemix says:

      Oh, and then there’s this: http://www.treadingground.com/?p=269
      Yeah, Rose. You’re totally not a skank like your sister.

      • Nick says:

        Rose would probably say it’s not hypocrisy if you consider sluttiness and skankiness to be separate qualities. Despite that, there’s still some pot and kettle action going on.

        • BunnyRemix says:

          From what I observed in the wordl around me, “slutty” and “skanky” have a thin line between them. Rose crossed it riiight about…here: http://www.treadingground.com/?p=821 Possibly earlier than that, if we look back at here: http://www.treadingground.com/?p=238
          Yeah, definitely a “pot and kettle” situation, as you called it.

          I really hope you don’t think me rude. Rose just frustrates me, is all. I try to like her or give her the benefit of the doubt, but it just gets so hard sometimes. But I try not to hate on her so much, I can see she’s clearly not a terrible person or anything.

          • Nick says:

            It’s understandable. I’m writing her and she frustrates me sometimes. :-) I strive to make the characters like real people, and I guess that counts as a success.

            • nooneinparticular says:

              altogether, i like this webcomic, and i approve of a little writing that reveals the flaws in ourselves and others
              there are so many people that screw up once and get a bad rep for it, so they get screwed over by a single mistake
              i definitively approve of the benefit of the doubt approah to people and characters

          • bman says:

            It also shows that she has not risen far above her origins–yet. She recognizes the behavior in others, and dislikes it, but has only begun to change what’s needed to escape it herself. For example, her room is neat, so she doesn’t copy the rest of the house–but she doesn’t “get” how her actions are like her sister’s.

    • ViviWannabe says:

      I love how a woman with a high sex drive automatically = slut. You forget that Rose has only been with 3 guys. The difference between slutty and skanky is standards. Rose just knows what she wants and goes for it, and if she were male it wouldn’t bother anyone, in fact she might be seen as a “player.” Her sister seems like the type that would open her legs for just about anyone.

      Having a lot of GUYS makes you slutty or skanky, not having a lot of SEX. If having a lot of sex with one or a few guys makes you a skank, then I must be a skank for the tons of hot, sweaty, kinky, fantastic sex my husband and I have had together in the last 7 years.

  2. WhoTookThatty says:

    Slut shaming, slut shaming, slut shaming.
    If a lady wants to have loads of sex, is safe, and is of a legal age, who gives a fuck? If she wants to be open and less-than-eloquent when talking about sex, who cares? She can do that.
    And yeah, her sister is racist against white people. That’s bad. Of course, white people aren’t marginalized, so the portrayal of the bag-boy in this comic is a lot more offensive than the sister’s views.
    For a guy who claims to not “kiss ass”, Nate sure sucks at calling people out on their bullshit!

  3. Plasma Mongoose says:

    As far as I am concerned, Slutty + Iffy Looking + Poor Hygiene = Skanky.

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