alison spear

Oh, I don’t really think about her all that much. I mean, obviously, I’m a fan of her early work, which both satirized and celebrated youth culture’s obsession with sex. But I do wonder as a third-wave feminist if it’s even possible for women to reclaim their sexuality in this deeply entrenched patriarchal society. Or if claiming to do so is just a lie we tell ourselves to more comfortably cater to the male gaze. But you know, on the other hand, I worry that conversations like this one often dismiss her as a mere puppet of the industry, incapable of engaging in this discussion herself, an infantilization, which is itself a product of the deeply misogynistic society we live in. But like I said, I don’t really think about her all that much.
—  Diane Nguyen, BoJack Horseman