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Patty ~ 21 ~ Bookish and Prone to Flailing
For a long time it never occurred to me that superheroes could be girls.
I grew up watching Spiderman get New York out of trouble
as MJ waited by the window for him, sighing mournfully.
Watching Bruce Banner swell and go green and break cities with his fists
and try to get his girlfriend to understand why he can’t be with her.
Watching Batman not smile once for three consecutive seasons
and somehow get every woman in Gotham to fall in love with him.
I remember sitting cross-legged on the carpet in front of daytime TV,
and watching hero after hero getting the girl as a reward for saving the day,
even if they painstakingly turned them down because girls just didn’t ‘get it.’
Women’s stories in superhero movies were all about getting their man, comforting their man,
building their man up so they can be the best heroes they can be,
while their guys got to swing from skyscrapers and shatter meteors with their bare hands.
Girls could help- assistants, reporters- but they couldn’t be the one getting the credit for another day saved.
Girls were assistants and hostages and leverage for the bad guy of the day to use as bait,
and I remember practising my mournful sigh as I stared out the window waiting for my hero to return.
Because girls got Disney movies where their ultimate goal was finding their true love
and guys got blockbusters that played a couple of times a week after the infomercials finish.
Where are our movie heroines who get to save the day and spend the rest of it brooding on the roof as they look out over their doomed city?
Where are the movie girls desperately trying to keep their secret identity under wraps as they struggle through senior year?
Where are the movie girls who triple in size and turn into raging monsters when they get angry?
Where are the movie girls who build themselves a metal suit from the wreckage of their own foundations and burst out in a blaze of self-made flame?
Where are the movie girls with super strength, the girls with adamantium claws, the girls with flight, the girls so blindingly powerful that their men stare in awe?
Where are the movie heroines who get to be the star of their own story
instead of a side character in someone else’s?
TONIGHT! This is not the episode to miss.
Guess this is happening…
"NAME ONE THING THATS BETTER IN AMERICA THAN IN BRITAIN"
This is exactly why this only had 100 notes.
You’re right, enough people hadn’t seen it yet. No worries, there’s still time.
A boy sprawled next to me on the bus, elbows out, knee pointing sharp into my thigh.
He frowned at me when I uncrossed my legs, unfolded my hands
and splayed out like boys are taught to: all big, loose limbs.
I made sure to jab him in the side with my pretty little sharp purse.
At first he opened his mouth like I expected him to, but instead of speaking up he sat there, quiet, and took it for the whole bus ride.
Like a girl.
Once, a boy said my anger was cute, and he laughed,
and I remember thinking that I should sit there and take it,
because it isn’t ladylike to cause a scene and girls aren’t supposed to raise their voices.
But then he laughed again and all I saw
was my pretty little sharp nails digging into his cheek
before drawing back and making a horribly unladylike fist.
(my teacher informed me later that there is no ladylike way of making a fist.)
When we were both in the principal’s office twenty minutes later
him with a bloody mouth and cheek, me with skinned knuckles,
I tried to explain in words that I didn’t have yet
that I was tired of having my emotions not taken seriously
just because I’m a girl.
Girls are taught: be small, so boys can be big.
Don’t take up any more space than absolutely necessary.
Be small and smooth with soft edges
and hold in the howling when they touch you and it hurts:
the sandpaper scrape of their body hair that we would be shamed for having,
the greedy hands that press too hard and too often take without asking permission.
Girls are taught: be quiet and unimposing and oh so small
when they heckle you with their big voices from the window of a car,
because it’s rude to scream curse words back at them, and they’d just laugh anyway.
We’re taught to pin on smiles for the boys who jeer at us on the street
who see us as convenient bodies instead of people.
Girls are taught: hush, be hairless and small and soft,
so we sit there and take it and hold in the howling,
pretend to be obedient lapdogs instead of the wolves we are.
We pin pretty little sharp smiles on our faces instead of opening our mouths,
because if we do we get accused of silly women emotions
blowing everything out of proportion with our PMS, we get
condescending pet names and not-so-discreet eyerolls.
Once, I got told I punched like a girl.
I told him, Good. I hope my pretty little sharp rings leave scars.
A list off things I do when drunk:
- Loudly critique film adaptations of novels
- Yell about literary theory
- Analyze chord progressions in the music playing
- Talk about my favorite chords and how I can’t sightread drunk
- Show everybody pictures of my cats
- Steal food (specifically oreos)
- EVERYTHING IS HILARIOUS
- Be more outgoing
- Talk to everybody!
- Love everybody!
- Get emotional about narration and different types of narrators
- So basically it’s just normal me but louder and even more excited
This gave my lifffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
UGH I FREAKING LOVE HER.
do i detect some shade at a certain someone?
i think i do~
me tryin’ to get my life together
Nothing as ever been more accurate
"Drunk Disney #5: Bambi"
Happy to release the last of our Golden Era movies, Bambi! This movie is pretty much 60 minutes of adorable animation, and our drinking game reflects that. Check it out and don’t forget to vote on what Disney movie we should do next by leaving a comment on YouTube!
Bambi was a bit of a slog to watch because it’s just pretty deer and woodland creatures prancing around for an hour. But it was really nice to look at, so that’s cool I guess.
Check out the latest Drunk Disney and vote for the next movie we watch by leaving a comment on YouTube!
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