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RAIN p193 - Mathematics by JocelynSamara RAIN p193 - Mathematics by JocelynSamara
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Interesting fact: while this statistic MAY have been true at one time, upon further research, Iíve found it might actually not have much bearing anymore. Regardless of the percentages changing, the statistic itself seems to somehow remain widely accepted due to unfortunate stereotypes.

All the same, Rain interpreting this as validating herself as a woman is kind of funny though. I mean, itís a horrible way of looking at things on her part, but Iíd be lying if I said I wasnít also proud of sucking at math in my high school days for the exact same reason.

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SoManySpectrums Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Validation via gender stereotypes. Interesting because, gender stereotypes are a problem, but also, you know, you fit the right ones, which is exciting.
thundercat287 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm great at math, well I suck now in upper division ones.  Studied mental math but I'm slow at it now.  It's nice to know that the reason I was good at math was that I was really a guy.  :P
Tradua Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got bad grades in math, but only because all the math classes had a really weird system where you'd save all your homework for a week or two and turn it all in at once.  Crazy irritating
Kionic Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
The truth of the statistic is based on how sexist the country is. In really sexist countries, girls will suck at math, but in more equal countries, they perform as well as boys.
sry-i-have-cooties Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

itachihoover Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I feel the same Rain! ^.^
Kinuna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wait... I'm good at math... whats that mean for me T_T -I'm straight and not trans as well-
Kionic Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
It means nothing.
RadicalDanny Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
No worries, I'm a straight guy and not that good at math.
So we balance it out. ^^
AbiDrew Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
You know the funny thing?  I don't suck at math.  Oh, I suck at basic arithmetic, but at the higher functions I'm really quite clever.  And.........  So was almost everyone else in my advanced math classes and....  they were well over three quarters female.  Especially when you included myself.

Even more fascinating I wasn't really even trying that hard.  I wasn't truly capable of trying very hard at anything.  And at least in my case I think my failure at basic arithmetic is just a simple case of boredom.  I COULD do it, but it's too mind-numbing and tedious and my mind would rather let the drones (or a computer) do that simple stuff for me to free me up to do more complex thinking.

So yeah.  At least at MY highschool that stereotype couldn't be Gender Inverted any further.

I think part of that stereotype is that people seem to think women aren't capable of logical thought, that they're pure "intuition"...  What they don't realize is that that intuition is actually just logic followed instinctively.  And when someone bothers to train themselves to harness that ability...  They become capable of some really amazing things.
Togekab00m Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is depressing considering how it's nearly my best subject along with Physics, Latin and Geology. ;-;
dek589 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
wow, that statistic made me more happy :)
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i am amazing at math i have 123% in it curently so HA!
Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
But that was cute :D
Lexiiie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Weird thing to be happy about... But she just looks so cute happy ;u;
LadySerena Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I sucks at maths, too. Interesting.....

I remember that feeling of being kissed like that.
wolf-blazer Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
...sara is rigth,they are a good cumple :)
Ryu890 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
:) I know the feeling~ The little, unimportant coincidences bring unexplainable, pure joy~

Meanwhile, the conincidences of manliness can manage to bring dread. >.> I wound up getting particularly annoyed at my hands when someone pointed out that I had man hands. And I've taken to angleing my legs in such a manner that they don't spread....

But I wind up explaining away the manly traits, and rejoicing in the feminine ones. :)
HiSenshi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad that's not statistics and not whole family excels at math...we all just suck at something else instead. XD

~ Hi-chan <3
1pokemonfee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I actually forgot for a wile what Rain's birth gender was and so it was only until I read the description that I got her last line.
BoiChick Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I read somewhere boys are more likely to continue a nail-biting habit than girls -- and it tickled me to death. /chronic nail biter
ivanprz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
men have the left side of the brain more developed, therefore are better at math and physics
women have a better synapses between both sides of the brain, so they're better at multitasking and other stuff

but obviously these are just in general, theres not absolute truth
SaintHarlequin Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I can absolutely relate to Rain's feeling validated by sucking at math. I do it all the time.
Enigmatised Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I can relate (on the opposite side though..). I'm 'proud' of sucking at 'girly' subjects like drama and literature (and also having an aptitude for math, science, 'logic' and spatial reasoning-type things), and also when my mum criticises me for having traits like 'expressing no emotion in my voice' and 'not being very empathic'. :P
Yin88 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What an adorable page! xD;
14bj337 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
If Rain were good at math, she'd come to realize that Rudy + Rain = RuIn...

Seriously, though, how are these two so good at being cute? The kiss in panel 6 has honestly got to be the most adorable scene in the comic so far... it's hard just to look at without being overwhelmed! And Rain's victory squee in the final panel is cute and hilarious, albeit somewhat pathetic. Anyhow, here we have Rain and Rudy, young and in love. Or... whatever you call the bond between them right now. There's something to be said about two people going into something unfamiliar together; perhaps the fact that a romantic relationship is something new to both of them makes it an even more meaningful experience for the two of them. I mean, you only get one first time at everything. While I'm not necessarily optimistic about their relationship surviving, they do make an impossibly cute couple. I am interested in seeing where their relationship goes, and just where they are after "one week".
meganluvsinging Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eh hem, me and one other girl are tied for highest math gpa in our grade. Haha but it is a statistic Ive heard many times. Im in LOVE with this comic/manga/story.
Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Well, for Rain, every little bit helps. :XD:

And I think it's just Rudy being Rudy.

...and that actually sounds like something I'd say, albeit in a more clearly sarcastic manner. ^^;
klShadowDragon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Oddly enough in my highschool it was the opposite. The girls were usually the best ones at math. Though my advance calculus class was split like 50/50 between girls and boys.
Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Another brilliant comment from Rudy! Ordinarily, I'd be giggling like mad and relishing the adorableness, but I'm still really mad at Rudy for betraying Maria and Gavin.
Musicallover1234 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Writer
I have to admit that this is the sweetest and cutest page of the comic. Its nice to see someone treating Rain so nice and even see her smile like that. Also she changed her hair and it looks really good. As for sucking at math that not necessarily true there are many women that are good at math and men that suck at it. But it is funny that Rain uses it to validate who she is.
Zain-a-k Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
This has got to be one of the most cute things I have ever seen in my life.
mayfirerose Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As cute as they are, I still get this feeling that something is goig to go horribly wrong with this plan of theirs. Though, that may just be the Gavin-fan-girl inside of me. ;D
FluffyVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh crud.. i'm good at math XD
TheTGArtist Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Panel 6 made me hug a pillow; so much cuteness!!
kalistina Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm a mathematical geek MtF who believes in magic. PARADOX MACHINE, TURN ON!

From my perspective, it looks like girls who give it their all at school are statistically better than guys who give it their all, in most theoretical fields. On the other hand, it definitely looks like they are less numerous.
Doesn't matter much - these are tendencies at most :P

Rain is adorable in the last panel. And Rudy's adorable all the way.
xXkimmy32Xx Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
^_^ awwww sooo cute
Sin-the-evil-one Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
F*ck, I'm one of the best kids in class at math, if I did homework on time a studied a bit more I could have gotten A's all the time.
Musetry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Oddly... those stereotypes were once true in the 7th grade for me. I figured the girls would know more about Math than me! XD
mhtg Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012   General Artist
Yah what about the statistic that says blond girls typically have a higher IQ? Meaning a lot of quote and quote "dumb blonds" are really going for the attention.
PrincessJessica Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Animasword Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was really, really, cute........that's all I got :lol:
adragonknight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Rain in a hoddie, so cute.

and the two of them being completly green at dating, this could be interesting.
celestialDeception Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Lol, I must say this is one of the cutest and most adorable pages you've posted so far ♥
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Sad fact: Studies show that woman reminded of this stereotype right before a math test do worse on said tests. :(
JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I can pretty much guarantee that nearly anyone will do worse on any test if they're reminded that it's they might not do well on it just before.
dragon8writer Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Pretty much.

But I was mostly referring to the power of the stereotypes on individuals. People get nervous - or angry at the stereotype, or... well, regardless, it gets in the way.
Lahar0 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
OK this screams cuteness all around nya i think i squeeled like rainwhen i saw the last panel

Great job and keep em comming cause its getting better every page ^-^
Jax-Oh1 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
o rain....-squees as well
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