I did. I don’t really watch the show except if I’m visiting my parents, who do watch it.
I thought Rowan was good but I really had to suspend disbelief about her character’s age. She’s 15 (and looks her age imo) playing a 16-17 year old junior and the Adam character is like a 14-15 year old freshman clearly being played by a 16-17 actor. So they honestly both looked the same age, not 2 grades apart.
I remember you making a post about shoe0nhead the other week and her using the "bi bomb" in her words. So I was wondering what your thoughts were on Rowan Blanchard (the Disney girl who came out as "queer" last year?), despite only liking men?
“in my life – only ever liked boys however I personally dont wanna label myself as straight, gay or whateva so I am not gonna give myself labels to stick with – just existing :)”
“yes open to liking any gender in future is why I identify as queer”
I mean, she was a 14 year old girl here, so I’m not going to be too hard on her, but the fact of the matter is that she’s not “queer.” If that made her “queer” then absolutely everyone has been “queer.”
In the future, if she does end up liking women, then she’d be bisexual. The thing is, from the first tweet with her saying that she didn’t want to give herself a label, and then jumping to call herself “queer,” it’s clearly a passing fad. Obviously she couldn’t call herself gay considering she’s only ever liked the opposite sex.
It’s not “brave,” it’s a young, confused teenager who’s been caught up in identity politics. And you know for a fact that she’s been caught up in identity politics not just because of her using the word “queer,” but also thanks to the essay that she wrote for Rookie, with such lines as:
“I have treated, specifically, male feelings and ego as superior to and more fragile than my own. This practice dates back to elementary school, where it was first embedded in me and my female classmates, that our feelings, bodies, and minds would be used as weapons against us—mostly, but not exclusively—by our male peers.”
“When I realized that crying = boys making fun of you, instead of delivering a lecture about the layers and power in of female emotion and the history of its being used to undermine women (eight-year-old me didn’t really know about that yet), I apologized.”
In the essay, she even goes on to claim that at eight years old, when a boy said something mean about her arm hair (remember, they’re eight years old and kids at eight are morons), she rushed home to take a razor and shave her legs hoping that the boy hadn’t seen them. And then claim that another eight year old boy said the shadows under her eyes were “dishearteningly dark,” which is when she started to apply concealer. Which, let’s be honest, are stories full of bus-clapping. (I mean, if someone laughs at arm hair, then the obvious thing to do is to shave the arm hair, not ignore it and think, “my legs!” But then again, leg hair is, ahem, a “feminist issue,” so of course she’d find a way to shoehorn that in.)
She’s been utterly indoctrinated into utter nonsense. She’s not “queer,” she’s clearly a firm believer in feminist ridiculousness, and I genuinely hope that she grows out of it.
And honestly? Part of me wonders whether a parent or manager has put her up to this to make her relevant.