on 2012-03-26 12:09 am (UTC)
klia: (!)
Posted by [personal profile] klia
I've been really naive (or just plain dumb), but I guess I expected that sort of crap from certain factions, like the political right, but not from supposedly-liberal Hollywood types. It's been a sad and rage-inducing realization.

on 2012-03-26 06:49 pm (UTC)
klia: (!)
Posted by [personal profile] klia
I'm beginning to think it's me, and I'm part of a small faction of viewers who don't see this sort of stuff as romantic or appealing, or satisfying in any way. Because I've come to realize a lot of the female stereotypes we see portrayed in the media are actually true, which was a complete shock.

Like, a few weeks ago, the local paper had a piece about imagining movie versions of current TV shows that mentioned my current favorite network show, Person of Interest. And what did the female writer want to do with Taraji P. Henson's character, Det. Carter, who's awesome in her own right, and totally her own person? Shoehorn her into a romance with one of the two lead guys. And all I could think was, that's the best you can envision for Carter? Really? WTH?

It's especially sad for me when women buy into and perpetuate this crap.


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