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Week 33: Parity is open!

parity (PAR-i-tee) noun

1. Equality in amount, status, etc.

[Via French from Latin paritas, from par (equal). Earliest documented use: 1572.]

2. The condition of having given birth.
3. The number of children borne by a woman.

[From Latin parere (to give birth). Earliest documented use: 1877.]


I love this one and can't wait to see what you guys do with it.

ALSO, a reminder: SGA Saturday Fandom Appreciation will be continuing here for the month of January, so hope on over to that post to leave a comment, linking to a post on your journal with recs, or links to awesome communities, etc etc, AND read everyone else's. The key to this challenge is to comment when you've enjoyed some fanworks, remember how many comments you ended up giving, and then report back at the end of the month for prize(s).

Happy Saturday!


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Jan. 8th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
*falls over laughing* I found this when I went for some sentence examples of the word.

Potty parity, equalization of waiting times for males and females in restroom queues

Somewhere, right now, there is some sort of social scientist actually using this phrase in a workplace conversation! 8grins*
Jan. 8th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC)
You laugh, but I read a book ALL ABOUT this! Well, it was about toilets in general, but a lot of time was spent on the whole waiting in line thing and how it's oppressing women. Well, it was actually a more nuanced and interesting set of essays, but yeah, TOTALLY a phrase being used. Annnnnnnd, now I kind of want a story along those lines. Imagine how Rodney would react? Maybe Atlantis instituted some kind of open public restroom plan, in order to equalize pee waiting time in the city, esp. important for emergencies. I mean, Elizabeth noticed EARLY ON that there was only one set of facilities near the control room, and hell if she was going walk all the way back to her quarters every time she needed to relieve herself. And really, it only makes sense to follow in the Lantean footsteps in this case, as they do in so many others.

Rodney was secretly a little leery of sharing toilet space with the female of the species, but a couple of knocks on the head from the rest of his team (John, followed by Teyla, Ford, and later Ronon), and he finally just got used to it. Might have been the concussion though. Poor Rodney, so put upon.
Jan. 9th, 2012 12:02 am (UTC)
That conversation actually gives me a really good idea but from the gate techs aspect. Hmmm...

And Atlantis initiating the new plan. *falls over laughing* I can see her doing that!
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