Gonna talk about how much I love this.
I love that Hohenheim goes out of his way to praise Rose and validate what she is doing and how important it is.
This is what she’s best at, but she thinks what she’s doing is lesser because it’s not hardcore physical labor, and instead she’s a girl cooking for everyone, which she’s clearly internalized as inherently inferior and easy because “women cook all the time whatever it’s clearly an easy thing” but Hoho is like “no don’t be down on yourself what you are feeding everyone and you are smiling for them and you are the reason everyone can work!”
And her partner just gives her a thumbs up like “yeah girl listen to him you rock major respect here” This entire scenes is making a point to say RESPECT ROSE AND HER CONTRIBUTIONS and it’s so great.
Just like…FMA is so good about reminding us that what’s had been traditionally seen as “feminine work” is NOT lesser, it’s really vital and difficult in it’s own right and NOBODY should be dismissed or looked down upon for doing it or feel dismissed or looked down upon and we really need to respect the people who do it and not dismiss them and let them know how important they are. Women shouldn’t have to feel they do these things- and a lot of FMA ladies choose not to and go into other fields- but the women who do choose to do these things of their own free will shouldn’t feel like they’re any lesser.Everyone contributes in their own way. Rose is incredibly vital and strong and everyone wants to let her know and ugugugugu i love.