rucas/literati parallels - requested by anon: rory + riley jealous of seeing jess/lucas w/another girl // outdoor water scenes // jess + lucas covering rory/jess to protect them // rory + jess and riley + lucas not paying attention to their actual dates // rory + riley making the first kiss // awkward “hi, hey” when their relationships might become more
“I refuse to buy into these comparisons, because you don’t see it happening to men. All you seem to see is “Which New Mother Is Sexier?” “Who’s the Hotter Mama?” “Who’s Got The Better Booty?” If we continue to show young girls that they are being compared to other girls, we’re doing ourselves a huge disservice as a society. I surround myself with smart, beautiful, passionate, driven, ambitious women. Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you rather than threaten you and make you feel like you’re immediately being compared to them. The only thing I compare myself to is me, two years ago, or me one year ago. How does 1989 measure up to Red, sales-wise? You just try to lead by example, and you hope, someday, that if we talk about feminism enough, maybe we’ll start to actually see it make a difference in the way young girls perceive themselves and each other.”
Tara couldn’t help but smirk as she watched her love shed herself of the shirt. For the most part, the woods were entirely abandoned, but no less public. Other than the small plethora of animals that lingered out on the outskirts of Sunnydale. they were alone for the moment. She could only hope the Hellmouth’s reach didn’t choose to run what they had planned. Behind her, the fire was still crackling, the flames gradually beginning to work their way up the wood that fueled it. The spell wouldn’t take that long, but given the call for open flame, it certainly wasn’t something that could be cast back at the dorm.
“Good girl…” She teased, fingers working to free herself of her skirt all the while.