women ftw

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Our Current (2/15/17) Women’s Champions

the First Japanese woman to become the NXT Women’s Champion

the First African American woman to become the Smackdown Women’s Champion

the First Latina woman to become the Raw Women’s Champion

OUAT
  • my all-time ultimate fave character: Regina Mills
  • a character I didn’t use to like but now do: Rumplestilskin
  • a character I used to like but now don’t: Belle French
  • a character I’m indifferent about: Dorothy
  • a character who deserved better: Emma Swan tbh
  • a ship I’ve never been able to get into: Mad Swan
  • a ship I’ve never been able to get over: Swanfire
  • a cute, low-key ship: Red Cricket
  • an unpopular ship but I still enjoyed it: Dragon Queen
  • a ship that was totally wrong and never should have happened: Captain Swan
  • my favourite storyline/moment: The Swan Mills family at the town line saying goodbye
  • a storyline that never should have been written: Everything Captain Swan
  • my first thoughts on the show: What a great controversial feminist show! Independent women ftw!
  • my thoughts now: Can Hook just die please?

    What does your list look like?
Shrewsbury College had been fortunate in its wardens. In the early days, it had been dignified by a woman of position; in the difficult period when it fought for Women’s degrees it had been guided by a diplomat; and now that it was received into the University, its behaviour was made acceptable by a personality. Dr. Margaret Baring wore her scarlet and French grey with an air. She was a magnificent figure-head on all public occasions, and she could soothe with tact the wounded breasts of crusty and affronted male dons.
—  Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers
Eileen and the MoL

I find it very interesting that, despite the fact her parents died when she was 6 months old (sometime around 1986 or so, going by the “30 years ago” in the cold open), nearly three decades removed from the Men of Letters being wiped out by Abaddon back in 1958, she still knew about the secret society. Even her mother must’ve been a young child when they were wiped out, so obviously she already knew something of her father’s work with them.

*as an aside, I love how there are just so many legacies of WOMEN in this episode surrounding Eileen– it was her mother’s lineage that led back to the MoL connection, her mother’s knowledge of magic that saved her life, a female hunter who subsequently trained her.

So the hunter who “adopted” Eileen must’ve either known about the history of the MoL from her own personal experience with them (meaning she was already relatively old for a hunter, at least in her 50′s at the time she found Eileen), or that Eileen’s mother had kept documents or something else relevant to the MoL that she found in Elieen’s home before taking her away. Either way, I find it interesting that she also found out about her familial connection, her legacy, through a maternal line and a collection of women, while Sam and Dean found theirs through the paternal line, and a collection of men.

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Late night karaoke with drinks had me feelin myself. 👌🏻 turn up.