IF YOU SAY YOU LIKE READING BUT YOU CHOOSE TO BUY A KINDLE OVER AN ACTUAL PHYSICAL BOOK THEN I SWEAR TO GOD I AM GOING TO COME INTO YOUR HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND WAKE YOU UP AND HUG YOU SO HARD AND MAYBE WE CAN PAINT OUR NAILS TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT OUR FAVOURITE BOOKS BECAUSE READING IS A WONDERFUL THING AND THE MAGIC IS IN THE WORDS SO WE SHOULD NEVER LIMIT OURSELVES BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY’RE BETTER THAN YOU FOR THE WAY THEY CHOOSE TO READ
We have shows like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation struggling to stay on every season, and shows like Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory having no trouble at all. Shows like the latter two, which capitalize on trivializing women and their roles or attempting to put them in “their place,” become the most popular and successful shows on TV. So this poses a grander question: Why does our society enjoy sexism so much? Or, more importantly, why is our supposedly progressing world so opposed to breaking this sexist quo? You might say that it doesn’t matter – it’s just a TV show. But it’s not “just” anything. Everything matters, especially television. Everyone enjoys television, and until that arena of entertainment can employ more ladies and create shows that demonstrate the depths of different types of characters – women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community – our society that is so incredibly susceptible to what’s on that silver screen is going to continue to inherently absorb sexism.
So when shows like 30 Rock go off the air, that precious air time is replaced by shows that still present women as sex objects, dumb blondes, nagging wives, emotional coworkers, or ugly neighbors. We, unfortunately, still live in a world where a show run by women is a landmark, but we have to hold tight to those landmarks and make sure they keep breaking down those discriminatory norms."
I don’t really follow any of these shows, haven’t seen more than a few eps of each if that, but I like this quote for what it’s overall saying about the media landscape, if that makes sense.
With my fandom blog turning a year old and me hitting 1000 followers [and a couple of anon and non-anon questions about my favorite blogs and bloggers], I would like to present to you my first ever follow forever!
The people who stuck with me since I had my band blog:
The Crazy shits I love:
The lol-idk-i’m-a-big-fan-of-your-blogs-so-pardon-me people
Shoutouts [actual real people in my offline world??]
Thank you all so much for giving me a great year as a fandom blog! To the people on this list who are following me, thank you for doing that (???) because damn I fangirl a lot when you reblog me okay. To the people who aren’t here, don’t feel bad. I only follow 120 blogs and with that few people, I made sure I follow amazing people. I am feeling overwhelmed by all of you but you make my daily life better. Thank you!
TAAARAAAA. Thanks for the follow forever. Doubt my “blog” deserves it. But yes, my hair is betrothed to you. It will not back out. :3