Sorry, but it’s true.
Look, I respect Santana as a strong female character or whatever, and I understand that in many ways she’s just as closeted and scared as Dave, but honestly?
It’s about time she got called on her shit.
Because one of the differences between Dave and Santana is that Dave’s actually encountered the consequences of his actions. He nearly got expelled for bullying, and he eventually wound up blackmailed and humiliated - but you know what? It prompted him to change, to try and improve himself.
Santana’s had it fucking easy, especially in this fandom, where if you’re a boy and a bully, you’re a monster, but if you’re a girl and a bully, you’re just a Strong Woman Who Tells It Like It Is. FUCK THAT NOISE. I didn’t have a “Karofsky” growing up - but I sure as hell had a lot of Santanas who made me feel afraid and ugly and worthless.
But oh, it must have been because I deserved it - because I was loud and awkward and dressed weird like Rachel, and those bullies were just Strong Women Telling It Like It Is. Every time we get a scene of Santana tearing into Rachel, a part of me cringes, because you know that the audience is laughing with Santana but at Rachel, as if Rachel brought that bullying down on herself.
So while even I like Santana’s character in the long run and find her funny, I’m actually glad that she’s finally, finally, FINALLY encountering consequences for being a selfish, power-hungry bullying bitch who has ALWAYS played both sides to grab more attention and power for herself.
Yes, she likes Glee. But she’s never been loyal to it. She’s never been loyal to anything. The one time she took a social risk was when Brittany was endangered by the cannon, and that was it. She sticks with Glee because it’s fun but you know what she’ll do if something better comes along.
But people are saying, “But Sue’s such an evil bitch - you can’t expect Santana to defy her.”
Really? You know who HAS actually defied Sue? MERCEDES - one of the most derided, laughed-at, and overlooked characters in the series. Mercedes defied Sue - first, she sang “Beautiful” and refused to wear a skirt even though Sue ordered her to, then she defied Sue again by quitting the Cheerios because she didn’t like the person it was turning her into.
Yup. MERCEDES. These days people laugh because Mercedes can’t find a man and equates tots for love, but in season one, Mercedes was TWICE the woman that Santana is NOW.
This is the season where Santana needs to change, to realize, encounter, and accept the consequences that her bullying and her selfishess have brought. So I’m glad that Will actually brought the fucking hammer down and stopped putting up with Santana’s “I can get away with anything because I’m hot and you’re not” bullshit.
She proved herself a violent liability to the team’s ultimate success ON THEIR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. She has proven that she’s willing and able to sabotage her own team on a regular basis. Why should anyone have to keep her on?
I’m hoping that getting kicked out and rejected by New Directions gives Santana the impetus to put her confidence and her intelligence and her cunning to actual GOOD use, and become the brilliant person she could be - rather than the sneaky, morally ambiguous bitch she currently coasts as.
This has been unpopular post. Bring it, bitches.