The third and final new preview of the day!
Three new previews of Gravity Falls aired today! Here is number one!
Let me tell you what the most annoying thing in Urban Fantasy is.
It’s patented Strong Female Characters double-subverting their emancipation. They spend all their time kicking ass and taking names, and then along comes a Hunk, or a Dark Broody Type, and suddenly they rediscover their femininity, which inexplicably means going doe-eyed and knock-kneed in the presence of the Guy. It also makes them weaker. The narration has this smug-ass tone that after all this time of fending for themselves they are oh so lucky to now have a Guy do it for them.
But the absolutely worst part? When they fucking LAMPSHADE it, in this tee-hee-hee tone that suggests that ‘feminism is great and all but do we have to do it all the time?’
“I know this is probably a blow to feminism, but I enjoy using my womanly wiles to get men to do what I want”
“Of course it’s not politically correct, but I want to feel protected by his strong shoulders”
GAH. Someone find me some urban fantasy that doesn’t do this, please.
AUGH THIS BULLSHIT REALLY BAKES MY MOTHERFUCKING BISCUITS.
BEING EXPECTED TO SWAP YOUR POWER FOR A RELATIONSHIP IS NOT A FANTASY IT IS A REALITY THAT IS WHY WE HAVE FANTASY GET YOUR POOP OUT OF MY ICE CREAM ASSHOLES AUGH AUGH AUGH
I see I’ve got to get on writing faster, ‘cause the current crop sure ain’t cutting it. >:[
Yes, it’s annoying.
"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon …
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”
— Libby Anne (via newwavenova)