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International Women’s Day: Adventure Time

One of my favorite qualities about this show

 is the diverse range of strong female characters

all with completely different personalities,

 all with depth, good and bad sides, 

and two male protagonists who always treat them right. 

Good job Adventure Time creators.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate Jessica Rabbit here. She is sexy, beautiful, tall, curvy, red haired, smart, mature, classy…basically every guys’ dream woman. She has guys throwing themselves at her, going crazy over her and fighting just to get a glimpse of her. She could literally have any guy she wanted. And yet, she falls in love and marries someone who isn’t conventionally handsome, but who has a great personality which appeals to hers and is fun to be around. All her life she’s probably been told how physically attractive she is and been used for her beauty, so it must be so wonderful for her to meet someone who wants to make her laugh and be genuinely happy rather than have her as a trophy wife. Roger appeals to her humour and appreciates her mentality and personality and is the first guy to treat her like a normal girl and a human being. Of course she’s going to be defensive when guys don’t understand what she sees in Roger. He was the first and only guy to respect her personality and wanted to know her as a person so he could make her genuinely happy. She didn’t settle for any less than she deserved.

Do we need to say it louder for the law makers in the back??!

In response to the news of Quebec’s ‘niqab ban’ this past week, people have been protesting against this bill being passed. It is ridiculous that in 2017 we are still policing women over their bodies. 

A woman doing her grocery shop in niqab is not a threat. A woman walking down the street in her niqab is not a threat. A woman working in the office in her niqab is not a threat. 

Stop policing women over what they can or cannot do in regards to their own bodies. 

Mad respect for all the women who choose to wear niqab - we support you.