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.

Profile

laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
laurashapiro

March 2014

S M T W T F S
      1
23 45678
910111213 1415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Apr. 18th, 2014 01:00 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios