You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
While it is important to mention that Anne Boleyn was innocent of every charge laid against her—
It’s also important to talk about the kind of society that allows for people to be executed for witchcraft and adultery, and it’s extremely important to talk about the kind of society where if you want to kill a woman you need only levy charges of witchcraft or adultery. Anne Boleyn was not only a victim of Henry VIII—she was a victim of a patriarchy that condemned her for having her own opinions and ambitions, condemned her for being unable to produce an heir. Condemned her to death. And in a very real way, still condemns her today whenever some uneducated person mouths her off as a whore or a bitch.
Remember Anne today, of course, but also remember this context so we can understand what made her so great:
That in the face of great opposition, great sexism, great misogyny, she was a charitable, intelligent, ambitious, and political woman with great acumen and personal integrity. And that she knew what kind of society she was living in, she knew the risks that she took, and she took them anyway.
pll just treats its ladies so well and i want to force every showrunner on this planet into a room and sit them down for a pll marathon and go “THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT FEMALE CHARACTERS”
# pll is problematic in other ways but# this is one of the best portrayals of girls and female friendship i’ve seen # and i know it’s considered a shallow abc family show but it’s honestly way better than that # ofc people overlook things that are marketed to teenage girls # of COURSE
#problematics: paige’s rleationship with emily; lack of poc; lack of trans; etc #and yet! still better than all your faves! (except for elementary) #‘how dare you got is about the high brow deconstruction of its own tropes!’ ‘hannibal is a psychological crime show!’ #so is pll! and they don’t butcher female bodies or female POV or female sexuality to get it done! #‘but the PLOT HOLES!’ #oh! nice one! because the walking dead isn’t absolutely maddening with its ‘ability’ to write PEOPLE making these dumb decisions #and lost didn’t have the most ridiculous leaps on reality-bending storytelling or pacing! #‘well spn is about monster identity and fAMILY’ ‘bbc sherlock-‘ #so. is. pll.! and hee you lose just trying to compare sherlock to pll. …except! no i want to crane lift bbc’s irene for irene x mona! #don’t even try tvd. sit down! #i’m just really bitter today
Gah, the more I think about this show, the better i like it, and I want to shun people who think that it’s shallow and has no depth. Because you’re never going to convince me that the reason you think it’s shallow doesn’t have to do with all the women and the show’s traditional trappings (which are there mostly to be deconstructed.)