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If having a lot of woman friends and supporting them and being a general good-human towards them means I’m a woman-child, then strap me into the car seat Mama.
As a woman who was primarily raised by women, whose majority of friends are women and whose facebook is full of “pictures of her girls’ birthday dinners or boozy vacations” I just want to say that pitting women as enemies against each other in constant competition does absolutely nothing for us. It does nothing for anyone. It’s stupid and I will throw a fucking tantrum about it, because I’m apparently a child AND THAT’S WHAT CHILDREN DO!
Why are men allowed to be “bros” while women are expected to be competitive and catty? I fucking hate that mentality so much. The only way we can expect to improve women’s roles in society is by supporting one another, not tearing each other down.
And fuck you if you think I’m going to give up my glitter polish just to fit into your narrow view of what a grownup should act like. I had to be an adult long before I was 18 and no special snowflake bitch is going to come here and tell me that I can’t love glitter and unicorns.
I bought fucking cat stickers the other day and if you don’t think I am going to enjoy the fuck out of them, then you are sadly mistaken.
The only time I won’t support a woman is when she’s trying to tell me what to do by being a judgmental twit.
It’s still summer, snowflake, you’re going to melt.
OK, look, here’s the thing: saying you shouldn’t marathon TV shows is, to my mind, like saying you shouldn’t read more than one chapter of a novel in one sitting.
(I’d expound on that, but I’m finally getting sucked into Breaking Bad, which, yes, I am marathoning. Suffice to say: television:novels::movies:short stories. Thank you college lit professor whose summer class I failed yet still very much enjoyed.)
But anyway, sure, episodes, like chapters, have their own integrity, but unlike short stories or essays, they do not stand on their own because that’s not how serial storytelling works. They bleed and feed into each other, and you’re meant to move through them. At your own pace.
Furthermore, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the Internet, it’s that I’m not alone in my habit of becoming deeply attached to the characters I watch on TV, regardless of whether I see them once a week (Mad Men) or as much as possible for however many weeks (Sons of Anarchy). I miss them, these fictional people whose stories become very important to me, so GTFO with your superiority about ~*cultivating*~ relationships.
Episode recaps and other written commentary is only as good as the people writing it. Most of the time, I can take it or leave it. And shows like LOST and Homeland are going to be suspenseful regardless of how you view them, because they’re suspenseful stories! And I’m not lazy enough to need week-long breaks to tease out that suspense and investment!
And as for taking breaks to help maintain the timeline of the TV universe…this is something I should do while watching Breaking Bad? Which is the only show I’ve ever found that has a more compressed timeline than The Vampire Diaries, and that’s saying something.
Ugh. I know this is one of those stupid, link-baiting, “who really cares” things, but SHUT. UP.
“There are a fair number of ladies who have taken to wearing just leggings and a shirt for much of the year. Ladies, please, do not do this. Leggings should be worn underneath a dress/skirt/jeans etc. They should not be worn as pants. They’re too tight, too revealing, and honestly just not modest at all. If you want to wear them around your floor or room, that’s cool. But not in front of guys. (Note: For those that don’t know, men are INCREDIBLY visually oriented) We, your brothers, fight to not lust, and to keep our eyes and minds pure for the glory of God and to guard and protect our sisters purity and honor. Please, please don’t add to our battle. It is not (I hope and pray!) we, your brothers, intentions to look at our sisters in an appropriate way. But as sinners there are times when we fail. And I pray we as men repent and seek forgiveness in those time. It is a fight that I believe all of us men must face. Sisters, please, aid us in our fight.”
I may have made a terrible mistake.
Ugh, Slate. Don’t tell me what to do! Especially when I don’t have the energy to long write about the many ways in which you are pretentiously and completely wrong.
Also, I think all these snarky critics who posit Breaking Bad as being better than The Wire know that they’re full of shit because they’re always so immediately defensive about it.