~~the women are the strong ones truly~~*

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The women are the strong sassy ones, truly. - Part Three.

This one goes out to

This one goes out to all the Asian girls

The darker skinned girls who feel like they don’t conform to beauty standards (you are so much more than a standard)
The light skinned girls who
The girls who may not have the best grades (you don’t deserve this pressure I am sorry)
The girls who do get good grades and enjoy learning
The girls who work hard to revolutionize their respective fields
The girls who choose to stay at home and raise children

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the black girls

The girls with wild hair that won’t be tamed
The girls with skin so dark it reminds you of a night sky (deep and amazing and you can never fully wrap your head around how vastly profound it is)
The albino girls who feel like outsiders in their own community
The girls who have risen from poverty and made a name for themselves
The girls who are still throng to make a name for themselves
The girls who enjoy acting in “ratchet” or “ghetto” ways and aren’t ashamed to be who they are (you shouldn’t be)

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the Indian girls

The girls who wear a bindi and sari and love it
The girls who wear henna like a second skin
The girls who might have a thick accent
The girls who like Bollywood (don’t let anyone tell you it’s silly)
The girls who are told they cannot do what they wish because “how will you get a husband like that?”
The girls who are told it is their fault that a man raped them (it is not and it will never be)

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the Native American girls

The girls who were born and raised on the Reserve
The girls who were ripped from their homes and are trying to learn their culture again
The girls who dress up in traditional costumes and dance
The girls who know the legends by heart and
Could tell you
Every single one of them in the second between the flames dancing
The girls who are from here but still get told to “go back to your own country” as if it was not stolen from them by the ancestors of the person speaking to them

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the Pacific Islander girls

The girls that grew up swimming and know the tides like they know themselves
The big, strong girls who could move a mountain with one look
The women who had their culture erased
The girls that are working hard to fight the stereotypes of poverty by educating themselves and getting excellent jobs
The girls with voyaging in their blood, and ancestors who travelled thousands of miles so that they could be here today

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the mixed race girls

The girls who feel disconnected from their ancestry
The girls who aren’t considered “truly x”
The girls who are tired of being “aren’t” and being overlooked for everything they are
The girls who are a collision of culture, a majestic mixture of their own interests and so much more than you could ever guess
The girls with the ins and outs of two different worlds memorized like the backs of their hands
The girls that know the struggles her people (because they’re her people too) have gone through
And are all the better for it

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the Jewish girls

The girls who get made fun of for their noses
The girls who are told they should “stop being greedy”
The girls that might not eat kosher
The girls that happily observe the Sabbath
The girls who can fluently read and speak Hebrew

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the Muslim girls

The girls who wear hijabs (you can still be a feminist, it’s your body and your choice)
The girls that don’t wear it but still go to prayers
The queer girls who’re worried that Allah doesn’t approve of them
The girls who feel afraid to be themselves because of the environment they’re in (your own safety comes above all else, god knows enough people are being hurt already we don’t want to risk you too)
The girls with bright minds who can see that every religion has some negative aspects, but that normally doesn’t define it

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the disabled girls

The girls with wheelchairs who can’t exactly get everywhere
The girls that need someone to help care for them
The girls who have therapy animals to help them out
The girls with learning difficulties who need tutors (but don’t necessarily have one)
The girls who work hard to have people realize that just because they’re disabled doesn’t mean that they can’t have a good life

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the lesbians

The girls who love girls
(Bottleglass eyes and hopes that reach beyond the stars and smiles and long legs that stride confidently forwards at the parades and good hands that you will never ever want to let go of all of them)
They are a rainbow and
We need more people like them
People who will walk alongside us in the daylight or cuddle with us in the closet
Because before everyone else, we girls should love each other and stick together
Because queer is just another word for weird and aren’t we all a little weird on the inside?

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the bi girls

The ones who are monogamous and love their partner with all their heart but still get dragged into negative stereotypes
The ones who enjoy sex with multiple people (you aren’t a slut)
The ones who aren’t out yet (and aren’t even sure themselves sometimes because “what if I’m just pretending?” even if it isn’t true)
The ones who HAVE a preference (and it isn’t you thank you for the drink but please go away)
The ones who get erased out of events or talked over (because that hasn’t happened often enough ALREADY)

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the pan girls

The girls who love everyone regardless of
Those girls are a ray of sunshine, lighting up anyone’s personality should they be so lucky as to see them
They are wonderful open arms
And you would be so lucky as to receive their affection

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the asexual girls

Not wanting to have sex doesn’t mean you’re any less loveable
The girls who still do aren’t any less valid
But please don’t feel
Pressure to be something you’re not
Because your body doesn’t need to be a sexual object for you to still be confident and pretty and all of those wonderful things I know you are

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the aro girls

You don’t need to have someone
There are many kinds of love
Explore all the facets you want
And don’t
Ever
Apologize for something that isn’t your choice
Because not wanting “baby I love yous” doesn’t make you any less of a woman

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the polyamourous girls

The girls with partners that support them and their decisions
The girls whose wonderful hearts are open to loving
The girls who work hard to find dependable people
The girls that are full of intimate trust for their partners

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are all beautiful, important women and the world needs you to continue being yourselves

This one goes out to all the genderfluid/demigirls/etc.

You may not entirely feel like one,
But we are very happy to have you with us
At the times when you feel like a woman
Gender is complicated so please,
Take your time
We’ll be here if you need us

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman (if you want to be)

This one goes out to all the trans girls

It doesn’t matter what you look like
What your voice sounds like
If you’re on estrogen
If you experience dysphoria
You are still a woman
You are passing simply by being yourself

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the GNC girls

The tall girls who tower over their guy friends
The strong girls who can bench 350 pounds
The tomboys who love sports
The girls with short hair or who don’t like wearing “feminine” clothes (they don’t have a gender but whatever)
You can definitely pull off that suit! You look great!

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all the neurodivergent girls

All the girls with depression who are so tired
The autistic girls with strange stims or who have trouble in social situations
The bipolar girls who can’t help their emotions
The schizophrenic girls who hear things that aren’t there
The girls who are afraid to take medication and get addicted
The girls whose therapists are their best friends (I have listened to so many stories but I will help you if it kills me)
The girls who are trying to care for themselves but finding it so hard

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are still a beautiful woman

This one goes out to all girls

It doesn’t matter what you do with your appearance
Or how you live your daily live
Or if you have a partner
Or if you want to
Or if you have children
Or any other arbitrary factors

No matter your age, economic status or physical appearance
You are all beautiful, important women and the world needs you to continue being yourselves

anonymous asked:

Do you still think Jonsa wil happen?😂😂😂U really think he would ever love, boring, plain, weak Sansa? Who all she ever did was whine, & cry, & fuck her family & herself over, over & over again? Did u see how passionate Jon & Dany were in bed? Jon's passionate, his partner has to be passionate, Sansa could never be as sensual & passionate as Dany, not after being raped, she'd be utterly rigid and boring in bed, she would not give Jon any pleasure. Jonsa has no future, Jonerys is endgame.

“Sansa could never be as sensual & passionate as Dany, not after being raped, she’d be utterly rigid and boring in bed, she would not give Jon any pleasure” 

I always try to be nice, but, fuck you, FUCK YOU lady/dude whatever the hell you are 🖕🖕🖕

I just can’t believe you actually wrote that, and sent it in. This is one of the most fuc*ed up sh*t I’ve ever read. Some of you J*nerys fans are disgusting wtf. I’m beyond speechless.

Being raped does wound you, hurt you, in so many ways, but women are strong, they heal with time. I do suppose it will always be difficult for Sansa to trust men, considering what Ramsay did to her, she’ll always be weary of them, and I suppose she’s never going to allow just any man in her bed, again, but if she fully and truly trusted the man, if he respected her, treated her with kindness, gentleness, if he gave her time, made her feel appreciated and loved, wich would further help her heal, and restore some of her faith in men, which Jon literally has done, she would eventually find it in herself to share her bed with that someone. 

She fully trusts Jon already, the physical contact that she initiated multiple times with him, is proof of that, she loves him, he makes her feel safe, and loved, and cared for, she can talk freely with him, because she knows he’d never punish her, nor hurt her in any way. They have a parter like relashionship already, and the amount of trust and love she already has for Jon, is a strong, cemented foundation, that will be key in season 8, when Jonsa will happen.

Plus, Sansa is already fierce and passionate as it is, she does things with passion and fierceness. You don’t know what kind of a lover she would be, what kind of a lover she WILL be, when she finds it in herself, when she allows herself, to fully and truly love someone, and let go of herself with him.

She never had a proper lover, someone to respect her, love her, and treat her with kindness and honor. The only man who shared her bad, was a psychopath that enjoyed beating her, raping her and playing sick, twisted games with her body, every night. You belittling her, belittling her sensuality, degrading her like this, because she was raped, trying to measure who would be more passionate/sensual between her and D@ny, is fucked up, I’d be seriously concerned if I were you, anon.

And btw, D@ny was raped too, remember? And she healed, as you say, she is sensual and passionate. Being raped does not equal, you will never make love with anyone, ever again, in your entire life, you will not get back control over your body ever again, you will never be able to allow/trust anyone to ever love you again, you will never again allow yourself to enjoy making love, that you’ll never feel pleasure ever again, that you’ll never allow to let anyone cherish you, cherish your body, love you as a whole ever again. There is nothing wrong though, in a woman deciding to never let a man touch her again, everyone’s different, some heal quickly, some slowly, and, unfortunately, some never heal.

If she were to allow anyone in her bed, if she were to wed again, Jon will be the one. I am among the people who believe that, she herself will propose the match. She’ll secure her place at Winterfell, she’d never have to leave Winterfell, her home, ever again, she’d have a man by her side, that she 1000% knows will NEVER harm her in any way, she’d have children, which both Sansa and Jon always dreamed of having. As Sophie said in an interview, Winterfell is Sansa’s haven, and if Jon is the key to her staying there, if he’s they Key to bringing stability to the North, she’ll marry him.

People heal, and Sansa, with Jon’s help has done a lot of healing, she is stronger, and more confident, and with him, we’ve seen her come into herself, we’ve seen her happy, genuinely happy, he gave her his love, he gave her strengtht and confidence, and she returned that love, and gave him purpose and acceptance in return. 


Now, onto your -so not- epic boatsex, it was so quick, rushed and had no buildup whatsoever, just passion, as you called it, but passion, lust, do not equal love, especially considering poor Jon hasn’t fuc*ed anyone, in years. He iofc he’s gonna bang her, while he’s at it. I expected for their boatbang scene to bother me, but I was surprised by the fact that it didn’t, at all. It was so, so rushed, Missandei and Greyworm has a better love scene than theirs, it was built up slowly and it lasted more than 20 seconds lol 

“Love didn’t just happen to us, we built it slowly over the years, stone by stone…It’s not as exciting as secret passion in the woods, but it is stronger, it lasts longer.” – Catelyn Stark 2x10 

“And Catelyn just gazes at him with love built on a rock-solid foundation. Years and years of brick by brick and stone by stone. She cares for Ned, loves him in a profound and nuanced way that’s a far cry from the romantic passion she had as a girl for Brandon.” Catelyn Stark AGOT 

These two quotes, fit perfectly Jon and Sansa. Which goes back to show you, passion/lust/desire does not equal love, true love.

I’m not sure what Jon is brewing, but it involves the Northerners turning against him, and making Sansa Queen In The North, why, I’m not sure, but he wouldn’t be so stupid as to declare he’s bent the knee for all to hear, he wouldn’t send a raven to Sansa telling her about it, he’d wait until the great war was won. He’s cooking something, there is a reason why he wants Sansa Queen. One thing is for sure, seducing D@ny is part of his plan, which is going very smoothly, she’s fallen for him, deeply. 

What I think he perhaps has in mind is, sacrificing his position as King, since he doesn’t care much about being King, he never wanted it, his plan is to seduce D@ny, make her fall madly in love with him, so that he has power and influence over her, so that when they get back to Winterfell together, he can use that power and influence to convince to not burn the Northerners alive, to not kill them, to not burn Sansa alive, cause listen, Sansa, she would never bend the knee to a southerner, not after all she’s been through, he will use her love for him, and ask her to allow the North to stay independent, to let Sansa be Queen in the North. 

Part of me even thinks that, in his mind he is also taking into consideration the possibily of having to sacrifice his happiness, by striking a deal for the North’s independence, “I’ll marry you, I’ll come south with you, if, you allow my people to have their own ruler, their own Queen”, of course, once word get’s out he’s a Targaryen, it will change everything, it will change his plans, it will change his relationship with D@ny. Those who think it won’t change a thing between them, are fools. We’re talking about D@ny here, a woman who didn’t give two craps about an army of deadmen coming to kill them all, being all too consumed and obsessed with power and the Iron Throne, that only changed her mind when the Night King killed one of her dragons. When she finds out, the IT is not RIGHTFULLY hers, she’s not the rightful heir, she’s gonna FLIP. Again, if you think she won’t, you’re a fool, and you don’t understand her character.

Going back to Sansa, she is not plain, boring nor weak. She is one of the strongest women in this show, her wits, her personality, her intelligence, her inner strength are the things that kept her alive, though all the horror and madness, that has been her life, since Ned was executed.

I think I would’ve gone mad in her place to be very honest with you, there’s only so much I could take, I always say I’d be dead in a minute, if I lived in Westeros. She’s been through so much, and yet, she didn’t let all these horrors, make her power hungry, or entitled, or evil/mad, nor did she let them harden her, all they’ve done was wake her to reality, show her what the world is really like, and make her stronger, sharper, but she’s remained gentle, caring and kind at heart. She’s grown into a strong, intelligent and beautiful woman, who is anything but boring, plain or weak.

If you can’t see, if you refuse to see how they’re building up Jon and Sansa for romance, for love, that’s your problem, and I don’t quite care, but to go and say, Sansa is not good enough for Jon, because she was raped, that’s literally what you said “she would not give Jon any pleasure”, you talk as if us women are some pleasure tools/machines ffs it’s disgusting, it makes me sick, to think someone would think in such a way. Women who are raped deserve, and are worthy of love, just like every other woman, even more so, being loved, cherished, respected, being understood, is part of the healing process. Ugh, I feel like I’m waisting my breath with you.

Be gone and never return in my askbox ever again, please and thank you.

Originally posted by wxste-of-time-x

Tommen was a good-hearted little man who always tried his best, but the last time Ser Arys saw him he had been weeping on the quay. Myrcella never shed a tear, though it was she who was leaving hearth and home to seal an alliance with her maidenhood. The truth was, the princess was braver than her brother, and brighter and more confident as well. Her wits were quicker, her courtesies more polished. Nothing ever daunted her, not even Joffrey. The women are the strong ones, truly. ― The Soiled Knight, A Feast for Crows.

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The women are the strong ones, truly.

A doodle for IWD - there’s a lot of real and fictional positive female in my life, and I am eternally thankful. I wish I had more time to draw even more women who have affected me, but I feel like these are the absolute top.

Pearl and @rebeccasugar - Pearl’s character has truly helped me feel valid in my neurotic, romantic, loving self, and Rebecca Sugar has influenced my art and direction in life more than any other artist.

Korra and Asami helped me realise that my sexuality was valid, I’m not invisible. Plus Asami’s hard working and caring nature and Korra’s resilience are so inspiring.

Jill Valentine was one of my earliest strong influences as a non-feminine badass who kept going no matter what. Still my favourite character of all time.

Thank you ♥

simplelibra  asked:

I don't get why some Astro bloggers (& some bloggers) talk bad about men & praise the women. Women can be just as bad as the men or even worse. I often see something like: "Scorpio men are manipulative but Scorpio girls are badass." Where's the positivity in that? I'm sure there are good things to say about both sides. I know I'm such a hypocrite for saying this because I've done something like that one time. I feel like people are overdoing & I don't think it's fair? (my opinion)

Oh, I know what you’re talking about. I see it a lot also, but I always assume that those bloggers are joking. If they know that men and women are equally capable of being assholes, then it’s cool.

However, if they’re NOT joking and they’re actually serious, then it’s usually a strong indicator of heartbreak and staying bitter over it. Or, it’s an indicator of a lack of confidence. You don’t need to hurt others to present the strong and independent image, you know? If you’re truly confident, you shouldn’t have the need to put other people down.

Also, if they do take it seriously, I honestly feel sorry for them because they’re either 1. Trying to love themselves and they’re going at it the wrong way or 2. Need someone to love them for who they are. I honestly just see those people to be really hurt on the inside and they deserve so much better.

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the women are the strong ones, truly. (insp. x)

Black Sails / Favourites Females.

↳ Max.

➸ Max is a seductive, cunning and cool-headed prostitute. But she’s also one of the strongest women in Nassau, and truly intelligent. Since childhood, she has been abused and mistreated. Abandoned, raped and beaten up numerous times, Max stands tall and proud, not letting the world consume her or her ambitions so disappear, also doing all she can to protect the woman she loves, even if the love is not mutual in the end. To be as strong as Max is to be unbreakable.

The world is so full of surprises. Let is surprise you.

harry is truly the best kind of duality of man, going from dragging people for their fashion and the lack of enthusiasm and flailing limbs to pouring his heart out and thanking us, making us sob with his strong group of women spiel like wow i love one (1) man

In Memoriam: Hugh Hefner (1926-2017)

He said it best, “The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.” And for 91 years no one lived that philosophy better than Playboy magazine founder, exemplary rake, epicurean and de facto Satanist Hugh Marston Hefner who passed away on September 27 at the iconic Playboy Mansion.
A free speech warrior and steadfast champion of personal liberty, Hefner built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands in history encompassing publications, clubs, casinos, film studios, merchandise licensing and the Playboy Foundation that fights censorship and funds human sexuality research.

The groundbreaking Playboy Interviews tapped some of the greatest free thinkers of the 20th century including luminaries like Frank Sinatra who shocked the world in his 1963 interview with his views on the hypocrisy of organized religion and disbelief in a personal God to whom he never looked for comfort. “I’m not unmindful of man’s seeming need for faith; I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.”

Hefner’s passing is surely sad, but his lust for life was my personal beacon for more than half a century.

Like some prophetic universal shift, magic was surely at work in the first year of my life when Hefner created Playboy in 1953. His zeitgeist somehow penetrated my psyche even as an infant influencing nearly everything I aspired to be for the next 60+ years. The inaugural editorial that year stated; “We enjoy mixing up cocktails and an hors d'oeuvre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph and inviting in a female acquaintance for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche, jazz, sex.”  

That quote and Hefner’s philosophy for living a carnal life (much akin to Satanism) resonated and pushed me to the goal of one day working for my idol. The “is-to-be” happened in 2003 when I was hired on as a Playboy executive. And later, the creation of Old Nick magazine that’s commonly referred to as “Playboy With Horns.”

Having the profound honor and pleasure of being in his presence I am fond of remembering how whenever a mixed group of men and women gathered Hefner’s focus was ALWAYS on the gals – men came second. Like Church of Satan founder High Priest, Anton Szandor LaVey, Hefner knew the real power women hold — nude or not!

He may not have carried a CoS red card but Hefner truly understood the power of a strong ego: “It’s good to be selfish. But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people.”

“If you let society and your peers define who you are, you’re the less for it.”

Hefner’s respect for all who embrace themselves as their own gods — especially where sexuality is concerned — was unmatched; “If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society, then the reverse was wrong too.”

One of my favorites was his mocking of the Christian beatitudes in the Playboy Philosophy and words for all Satanists to live by; “Blessed is the rebel, for without him there would be no progress.”

— Magister Dr. Robert Johnson, aka Hef With Horns

The Hurt Sherlocker.

This Molly slapping Sherlock thing. Ooooh, everyone’s so delighted it happened!  Molly’s finally gotten strong!  She’s standing up to Sherlock!  I even read one comment that said something to the effect of - I don’t truly understand why she did it but it’s wonderful that she did, I really enjoyed it.  It’s about time. 

About time for what?  About time that Sherlock was punished for being unpleasant?  Or about time that Molly demonstrates what seems to be the new trend of “strength” in women - the ability to commit violence, just like men.  If a woman can slap someone, brutally, three times, in the face, she’s “badass."  If she were a man, she’d be abusive, but I guess that’s kind of the point.  Men have abused women for so long that if a woman can abuse a man right back, that makes her strong.  Wait, what?

Just like Mary being a killer for hire makes her UBER-badass, sexy, a strong woman, complex and compelling.  Listen, as someone who has lost a loved one to a murderer, I can tell you with authority that all it makes her is beneath contempt.  Lower than shit.  But again, a woman’s capacity to wreak violence is suddenly a beautiful thing.  It’s Trending on Tumblr.  Weird.

Well, Sherlock DESERVED IT you say, throwing away the beautiful gifts he was born with.  But does anyone else have the right to tell us what we should do with our beautiful gifts?  SHOULD they have the right?  Sherlock has spent his whole life agonizing with those "beautiful” gifts.  They’ve brought him a lot of grief.  He struggled to find a way to use those gifts in a way that would allow him to live with them, but nobody helped him do that.  Should he be beholden to anyone else as to how he uses them? 

Ok then, he deserved it for “betraying the love” of his friends.  Well, it seems to me that the love of his friends is pretty thin on the ground for Sherlock this season.  John wants excitement, but he’s not willing to turn to Sherlock for it now.  Before, John would have just gone on a case with Sherlock, but John himself says, after the wedding. “I’ve not seen him in ages."  And, remember, Sherlock gave Molly a go at replacing John, but she didn’t want the gig.  So he’s alone again, back where he was before John, doing The Work by himself. 

See, everyone else seems to think that Sherlock just accepts the abuse because he knows he’s in the wrong, but I have a totally different read on it.  I think he just stands there and takes it because he’s back where he was before, trying to do The Work by himself. He’s doing it according to his own rules.  Is he high?  Yes.  But he’s pretty controlled about it.  I don’t think he’s using recreationally, he’s using FOR EFFECT.  And he’s a chemist, he knows how to do that.  But of course, everyone around is yarping on about politically correct claptrap, and he’s just standing there and letting them get on with it until they let him go so he can get back to what he was doing.  They won’t actually help him do The Work, but they’re always whining on about HOW he should be doing it.  Stupid and boring. 

And there’s a little bit of something else in there too.  Molly helped Sherlock with The Fall, so she has some proprietary interest in him.  Fair enough, she gets one slap.  One.  But three?  Seems to me that’s overkill.  There’s a little edge of hysteria creeping in there.  Molly is obviously frustrated with Sherlock, but I feel it’s less to do with his wasting his beautiful gifts and more about Molly’s inability to get over him, no matter how hard she tries.  I think Sherlock feels that too, because she tells him to say he’s sorry, but what he DOES say, wryly, is, "I’m sorry you’re not engaged any more.”

Maybe he feels, like I do, that by slapping him, Molly is displaying her weakness, not her strength.  She’ll never be her own person until she gets over Sherlock.  Maybe SHE’S the one who should be slapped a bit.  Knock some sense into her.

Bet John would like to slap to Mary, too.  If he attacked Sherlock THREE TIMES for lying to him, you’d think he’d at least like one go at Mary.  But he can’t, of course, because she’s a woman.  Oh, but wait!!!  Mary has a long history of cold-blooded, ruthless violence!  That makes her John’s equal!  She’s a strong character!  She should be able to engage in a full-blown knock-down drag-out fight, let alone be slapped a bit.  Oh, but she’s pregnant …

Sorry, then, as you were.  Back to beating up on Sherlock.  But why??  Is it because we both love and hate beautiful people?  We love them in that we idolize them, and advantage them.  But we hate them, too, don’t we, we want to drag them down and punish them for the beautiful gifts they were born with.  Especially if, like Sherlock, they’re doubly-blessed with both brains AND beauty.  (Not to mention that voice!) 

We’re horrified that Sherlock uses Janine, but when John proves he has no more idea about who his girlfriends are as people than Sherlock does (in Belgravia, when he stands his gf up because he has to babysit Sherlock and says he’ll make it up to her by walking her dog, but wait, sorry, she doesn’t have a dog, it was THE OTHER ONE!!), well, that’s not disgusting, that’s just funny. 

Let’s give Sherlock a bloody break! This season he’s been tortured by the baddies, slapped by Molly, strangled, punched and head-butted by John and shot by Mary.  He’s laid his soul bare in front of a room full of wedding-guests and exposed all the humble feelings of a “ridiculous man”. He’s had no one to dance with, no one to work with and no one to share takeout with.  He’s become human and now has all these emotions  that are eroding the beautiful gifts that he was born with, in exactly the same way that cocaine does, but no one’s worried about THAT.  And all this has availed him is exactly NOTHING.  He’s even more alone than he ever was.

So let’s get off his back, ok?  He’s had way, way more to contend with this season than one person can comfortably handle.  He should be praised, not brutalized. Sherlock deserves some love!