so ironic when comedians and/or comedy fans tell people to grow thicker skin, stop taking everything so seriously, learn to take a joke, etc. when they are collectively the whiniest entertainment industry around. i have never seen a community so indignant about any kind of criticism.
UGH I HATE WHEN PEOPLE USE “CHEESY” AS A CRITICISM
#I LIKE WHEN THINGS END WHEN PEOPLE HUG AND TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY LOVE EACH OTHER #WHY DO PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK HAPPY AND SWEET THINGS ARE USELESS #I THINK WE COULD USE MORE OF THAT TBQH #I’M SORRY YOU HATE LOVE AND JOY #BUT JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING’S SIMPLE DOESN’T MEAN IT’S MEANINGLESS OR WITHOUT INSIGHT #THIS HAS BEEN A RANT #ABOUT HOW MUCH I LOVE HAPPINESS #THE END!!!
If a novel is divided between Good Women and Bad Women, it is not a feminist novel.
I don’t care whether the Good Woman is a virtuous tower maiden and the Bad Woman has vagina dentata and knows how to use them or if the Good Woman is a sexy Wiccan part-time knight and the Bad Woman a moralizing icicle in skirts. If the women earn their morality by Doing Womanhood Right and Doing Womanhood Wrong, if the author can’t write a Good Woman without showing the malevolence of Bad Women who aren’t like her, the book’s not feminist. The paradigms themselves don’t matter.
Gender essentialism is the assumption that women are naturally like this, while men are naturally like that, and nature made it so and anyone who deviates from that pattern is a freak. Most commonly it comes in the form of “women are naturally submissive and men are naturally dominant”.
This is an absolutely unprovable statement. It is an opinion, not a fact. Look at the amount of gender conditioning we receive from infancy: different colors for girls and boys (in some cultures), commercials proclaiming boys like toy guns and trucks while girls like dollies that pee. Throughout life, we are punished for deviating from our cultural gender norms, and yet very few people find it easy to avoid those deviations.
If it’s so natural, why all the conditioning?"