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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Dinosaur Lords: A Novel
Victor Milán
Progress: 304/574 pages
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 6/210 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Abigail Revasch, Tara Sands
Progress: 190/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages
The Drops of God 1
Shu Okimoto, Tadashi Agi

Reading progress update: I've read 112 out of 191 pages.

Hospital Station - James White

"Oh, well, misogyny is an allowable neurosis," O'Mara had replied, then had gone on to discuss the new assistant.

 

1) Conway feeling like he doesn't have time for flirting with or dating human women doesn't automatically equal misogyny.

 

2) Hospital staff not being able to work with certain alien species means they'd get transferred away from Sector General, because even unconscious biases would be a problem, but "misogyny is an allowable neurosis"? O'Mara, no.

 

I really do like this series overall, but stuff like this sucks. I felt the same way during the "women can't be Diagnosticians" bit, and apparently I'm not the only one, because related fix fic exists.

 

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The next story features the first appearance of Dr. Prilicla, so I'm looking forward to that.