Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition, and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel.
an interesting development
You’re not even trying anymore
When I was little I thought being an adult meant not having a bed time but I’ve come to realize that it just means being in charge of my own bed time and it turns out that I am not equipped to handle that responsibility.
Did the Sansa/Margaery scene not bug anyone else? Besides the end, where Sansa is all innocent about Marg’s experience, because that was GREAT. This is more about Sansa focusing on Tyrion being a dwarf and not because he’s a fucking Lannister?? Yeah, she mentions that in like 1 sentence, but I’m kinda disappointed that they didn’t stress the fact that she’s forced to marry from the family that imprisoned her, killed her father, let her be physically and mentally abused… She knows that that’s a LIFETIME of Lannister time. She CAN’T go back. Yeah, Tyrion (in the books) is super ugly, which is part of the reason why Sansa is disgusted by him, but why focus on his physical appearance in the show when Tyrion is Peter Dinklage because c’mon Peter is good looking. I feel like this is just another reason where people are going to talk about how immature, stupid and shallow Sansa is, when she has valid reasons to not want to marry Tyrion. Fuck, people thought Sansa was being an asshole even in the books, so this is much worse. This is just a post-show-watching ramble so it’s not very coherent. I just feel like I needed to say something.
Leah Baird, Wolves of Kultur, 1918
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Started watching Misfits because Iwan Rheon.
A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women. You see it all over the place online in the form of Men’s Rights Activists (of whom there are a few reasonable non-misogynists), Men Going Their Own Way, Pick Up Artists, and dudes touting the “Red Pill”, because The Matrix is a good movie. Look any of these up if you have the stomach for it. These are extreme examples, but watered-down forms of these ideas are everywhere.
In lurking their blogs and youtube channels for a while, I’ve noticed that beyond the standard patriarchal chauvinism there is this deep fear of women - what they will do to me, how they will reject me, how they will use me, how they are changing society in a way that does not favor me, how they are making men into something I don’t like, how they are making themselves into something I don’t like, that they won’t give me what I want, and that they won’t give me what I think is rightfully mine. This goes beyond fear of feminism- this is fear of women at its purest. And that, to quote a puppet, leads to anger and hate. It’s sad.
I am a feminist. I think there’s enough ice cream to go around, but it does mean those of us with 3 scoops might have to give one or two up. Also, The Matrix is a fun movie but probably not anything you should be basing a philosophy on.