Faculty brides: as a man to study and survive on Philology

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Statistics for the ten girls, nine guys supposed to Philology irrelevant. Young men in the «female faculty» — a rarity. On the day of the philologist, the graduates of Philology told about studying surrounded by some girls, the pressure of stereotypes and clashes with drunken tractor.

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Timur Mukhamedov, author of the meme «Philology of the virgin» and the public «Vkontakte»

«Philology I chose on a whim: walked to arrive on historical faculty, but intuitively felt the need to apply for Philology, the study of language is what has always attracted me.

As it turned out, I went to the so-called «Department on February 23» for a few threads before me on the same course was already half-group of men. However, in my group I was the only guy.

Philological faculty like any other faculty of Humanities, teaches to think, develops the ability to analyze and evaluate. Linguistics also gives a lot of practical skills. For example, we held a short course on NLP (neuro-linguistic programming. — Approx. ed.), which allowed us to learn what it is and how it works. But generally for me, the Philology is a priceless experience with the best, without exaggeration, people in my University.

© Photo : Public «Philological virgin»Meme «Philological virgin»Faculty brides: as a man to study and survive on Philology© Photo : Public «Philological virgin»Meme «Philological virgin»

The idea of a public «Philological virgin» came in the summer of 2011. We to a wonderful man, an architect Daria, discussed gaining popularity at the time of the memes and thought it would be cool to make a meme about philologists. I just had that idea and created the public, and Daria decided to use the image of Virginia Woolf and made the first template for creating macros.

Now the public almost six years. Recently, we have rarely updated, mostly due to busy in real life. But we plan to develop. «Linguistic lady» has a website — fildeva.ru.

© The public «Philological virgin»Meme «Philological virgin»Faculty brides: as a man to study and survive on Philology© the Public «Philological virgin»Meme «Philological virgin»

«Phildev» was originally conceived as a meme — a collective image of the typical representatives of the Department of Philology. Another issue is that we did not count on popularity. However, «Biological virgin» was in demand, not only from philologists. The public has rapidly grown to 60 thousand subscribers we have gained in the autumn of the same year.

Some people (it so happened that mostly girls) were very offended the first time on image selection. While «Phildev» has not become mainstream, we had angry messages about the fact that «our public» trivialize great literature. You cannot just take and use the very Virginia Woolf for a public in Vkontakte. Over time, however, everything calmed down.

In General we can say that linguists — not all, but the average is similar to the collective image which we have created: they read a lot, and they have formed certain beliefs about the world, ideals. Even if it is not immediately evident, the need to read a huge amount of literature, ideas which often contradict each other, still affects a person.»

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Yury Sukhanov, a journalist

«The first day after admission, we heard the philological faculty — the «faculty of brides: brides who accept brides who let you.» In my group of 16 people was five guys. All other groups of the course where it was from zero to three young people, fiercely jealous — it was atypical.

The training had two main advantages. First, female professors headed by the Dean we were treated. My buddy almost got kicked out, but since the boy is scolded and forgiven. Second: after about you’re not intimidated by talking in the Smoking room of the maiden. We have all heard.

About «you are in the garden» and «excellent choice of brides» — is nonsense. Your boys are for girls with Philology is either «girlfriend» or despised by the establishment. Girls-philologists like physicists, or economists. There is still absolutely stupid saying: «a Woman scholar is not a scholar, and a man-a scholar — not a man.»

When we went to collect folklore in the villages, the process was organized as follows: first live and work in the district as a whole group, and we had 20 people. Then wander through the village Council, but groups of three or four people. In these mini-groups of boys tried to distribute evenly.

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There was a case when a boy for the group was not: in the end, two girls from her so tired to fend off the groping hands of drunken tractor that spent the night sitting under his locked door with knives in their hands because they were full, and longed for fellowship. This is what happens when guys don’t.

And when they are, it is even more fun. Drove one group of three girls and two guys. And on the first evening was three local boys on a purely washed the tractor, which meant the highest degree of chivalry, and called girls-philologists at the disco. When they are not burned, came from the village two local girls. But they came already with the boys philologists. To expel them was even more difficult — one of my classmates was determined to go.

The philological model of a society where women dominates. To exist in this society, I learned it at the faculty (if not to take, of course, specialty). And specialty — there are several old-fashioned, but quite successfully «put straight». Plus after Philology I, unlike many colleagues, not afraid of feminists. Why should I be afraid? I’ve seen: they’re a matriarchal society is not terrible».

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Christopher, Aramean, private tutor

«I deliberately entered the Philology, because I wanted to learn ancient languages — Latin and ancient Greek. But one feels the lack of male company-there’s no one to go to drink beer, go camping or even the cottage for a barbecue.

Besides, girls love to put the responsibility on the guys, so if you’re the only guy in the band, feel the duty to be the best example to others and not always it turns out.

Teaching composition to young people applies when. Sometimes make concessions, and sometimes, on the contrary, Recalling the pre-revolutionary traditions of classical education, assess with rigor.

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University experience were different. Yes, after Philology I became educated, well-read man, with one hand, but on the other, you have invested too much knowledge that weathered, they are difficult to apply in practice. In addition, on Philology, I contracted a very unpleasant snobbery: when consider themselves «ilikai» on three heads above the «mere mortals» just because you’re educated. Now I have this snobbery are trying to eradicate. But the choice I do not regret».

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