Signal Boost: Oh snap, Kandilla looks great.
Signal Boost: APOCALYPSE OCEAN.
Don’t blame us for rape
Anti-choice protesters poised to harass a child
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The Conservative Christian Rumor Mill ™ is now alleging Girl
Scouts have a Radical Feminist Lesbian Agenda, among other things.
Not sure this is precisely relevant to Hathor, but I found it interesting. It’s about the use of able-bodied actors playing those with disabilities. It’s specifically about a cerebal-palsy character in Aus show Packed to the Rafters but I can think of other shows that are guilty of it - Glee, for one.
I got this from Shakesville, Melissa McEwan goes over two of the new
woman-centric sitcoms on CBS and NBC and an episode of Laverne and
Shirley just to show the more things change, the more they stay the
same (massive trigger warning for rape/rape culture).
“Girls tend to feel fine about themselves when they’re 8, 9, 10 years
old, but they hit adolescence and they hit a war.”
Holy crap, what a awesome series of lectures.
“Girls are urged not to “give away pieces of their hearts” by becoming emotionally entangled with boys their age. Every teenage crush becomes suspect and dangerous. Dating is out of the question, as it is considered to be “practice for divorce.” Instead, daughters of Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull find husbands through parent-guided courtships, trusting their father’s guidance and obeying his leadership. Marriage is seen as a transfer of authority from the daughter’s father to her husband.”
This I found interesting, if brief.
Whedon’s haphazard (to say the least) portrayal of mental illnesses
has been discussed previously on Hathor; this article considers
examples throughout Whedon’s works.