Oh Ryan Gosling…
I am so tired of seeing female characters getting raped, beaten, and killed—all for titillation or to move along a male character’s arc. Call her the Manic Pixie Dead Girl.
Or ‘raped girl’, for that matter. I won’t be watching the new season of [SPOILER] because I found out that a major female character will be sexually assaulted. It’s become impossible to enjoy most quality television shows because the hurt or endangered women device is so frequently used. And if a character is pregnant, forget it—you pretty much know she’s a goner.
Yes, dead or harmed women in television is nothing new. There are entire series dedicated to the practice (I’m looking at you, SVU!). But lately, I’ve just found it too…stressful. I watch my favorite female characters with my heart in my throat, just waiting for the inevitable to happen. Women have to fear and anticipate violence and sexual assault in their everyday real life—I don’t want to fear for it in my entertainment as well. It’s bad for my soul.
Edgar Allan Poe once wrote, “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” Too many male writers and directors buy into this narrative. But I don’t have to.”
Usually around the end of the semester I start to get really panic-y about my college career and adult life and every thing appears so complicated :(
can i just be a feminist bookworm midwife please who lives in an adorable house with twinkly lights and has rooms of books and plants and a chubby baby in a crib and pretty pictures of women/vulva on the wall ok thanks
If someone asked me what my most played song on Spotify was lately, the brutally honest answer is “Back That Azz Up” and I ain’t even mad.
Yes Means Yes blog: “visions of female sexual power & a world without rape”
Parents, siblings, carers, cousins, teachers, tutors, mentors, aunts, uncles, etc, of young children: we have a chance to mold the gender relations of the future.
Late night thoughts:
do you have those memories that are really cringey and you never speak of and something triggers the memory and you want to fucking wash your brain out with bleach
let’s stop making jokes about girls and start making jokes about white boys
here i’ll start
*white boy voice* chill out man it was just a joke
[walks into class 10 minutes late with a can of Monster] sorry I’m late I got frontpage on Reddit
[wipes cheeto dust off onto cargo shorts] so if you support gender equality does that mean it’s ok to hit women now?
[arrives in the winter with shorts and flip-flops] reverse racism is just as bad as being in the KKK
[pauses Macklemore song] why aren’t there scholarships for white men
[adjusts fedora, pausing my little pony episode] women use sex against men because it’s the only asset they have
[turns raggedy baseball hat backwards and fixes tacky ass hunting shirt] so you can say nigga and i can’t, how is that not racist and unfair?
[sets down xbox controller] i can’t be racist, i hate all races equally
Analyzing English Grammar, Klammer, Schulz, & Della Volpe, p. 21
you guys my grammar book is sassy
new goal: interrupt men I don’t like at every possible opportunity
CAN I HAVE A BABY YET? My ovaries are ready.