i hate this episode
It just feels lazy and like you’re giving up and running out of ideas. I mean the first 3 episodes were strong, but it’s been all done hill from there.
"Although it does beg the question why an 18-year-old boy wants a puppet…"
Glee is just getting lazy
Did Glee just give up this week because it was airing on Thanksgiving.
Even though the puppets were adorable
While many arguments can be made that the series “Sex and the City” hurt females more than it helped them in media portrayals and that the show got a lot of things wrong, they did get one thing right, women shaming women. In a season six episode “A Woman’s Right to Shoes”, Carrie talks about how an acquaintance shames her because of her choices and because she is unmarried and spends a certain amount of money on shoes.
While the whole incident involving the shoes and the way the scenario plays out is ridiculous, Carrie got one thing right: women shame other women, especially friends and acquaintances, on a daily basis.
The other day, I went to visit my best friend who recently discovered she was pregnant. While our relationship hasn’t been the same since I left college and she got married, it seems our relationship disappears a little more each time we see each other. It becomes frustrating to talk to her or hang out with her lately because I realized that she shames me every time we’re together.
She feels that since she is married and pregnant and I am not, that she has it harder than I do and that my problems are inconsequential to hers. Frankly, it angers me. She is my friend, we are supposed to love each other and support each other, not make the other one feel bad for their decisions or that their problems aren’t important.
Let’s face it, I’m 25 years old, I have a good job, I have my own place and I don’t do anything that is unbecoming of a young, professional woman. I don’t party like I think I’m still a teenager, although I never partied to begin with, I don’t sleep around, I don’t really do anything except go to work and take care of my house.
Yet she feels because I am unmarried and have no suitable prospects that I have something to be ashamed of about my life.
When she chose to get married and have a baby, I was there to be supportive of her, financially and emotionally, and her decisions, but she can’t support or respect the decisions I’ve made.
So why is it that women feel that if another women doesn’t make the same decisions as they do that the other woman should have something to be ashamed of. Every person makes life decisions based on different factors.
I have friends who have chosen to never marry because they know they wouldn’t be good wives, some that won’t have children because they know they’ll be bad mothers and others who have made those decisions because it was never a part of their dreams or ambitions. Regardless of their decision or why they made it, women should be supportive of that woman’s decision. Of course that doesn’t apply if they do something illegal, but that’s whole other topic.
It is also a theme in the media. Powerful businesswomen who tell other women that choosing to put family before work is holding back women’s progress in the fight for gender equality. I can’t tell you how many blogs and articles I’ve read recently written by working mothers who are spoken down to by stay-at-home mothers and vice versa.
We all need to stop judging each other and start supporting each other because ultimately that is what is holding women back from becoming powerhouses. It’s not men or the media, its other women.
So next time your friend or acquaintance makes a decision different from you own, don’t shame them, support them. If you really have to, judge them quietly in your head.
Hey tumblr, Craig gets you.
#that’s because the characters in visual porn have no depth#like do I CARE if she ‘likes that dick’? #how long have these two known each other? #how many years of UST have just collapsed? #does he have any mixed feelings about being tied up and spanked? #or has he already come to terms with his kink? #where’s the desperation? #where’s the EMOTION? #and aren’t those nails a bit long for a lesbian?
OMG THOSE TAGS.