I’m conflicted about liking the show, Bones. It’s fun; it’s interesting, but it is also often sexist and anti-fat in an insulting way.
For instance, Dr. Brennan, as a character, is brilliant, confident, and capable, but when Booth asks her if she’d prefer her partner were a woman, she says, “No, I’d be worried she’d be prettier than I am.”
Rampant workplace sexual harassment goes on in the lab—generally perpetrated by Angela on the various interns, but treated, by EVERYONE, as if it’s no big deal, acceptable, part of the normal workday.
And then there is the constant “fat is bad, sick, gross, awful/thin is wonderful, healthy, normal” yammering by the characters—especially Dr. Brennan.
AND they have mischaracterized Feedism, which I take personally. That seals it; I’m done with the show.
“If we don’t trust women with a choice how can we trust them raising children. Pro choice does not mean anti life. Invest in people and in teaching self respect and love for each other we might just be ok :)”—My amazing boyfriend, Keith Vincent Cook
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”—Marilyn Monroe
“Express everything you like. No word can hurt you. None. No idea can hurt you. Not being able to express an idea or word will hurt you more. Like a bullet.”—Jamaica Kincaid (via thatswhatshesaidquotes)
“Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”—Zora Neale Hurston (via thatswhatshesaidquotes)
Believing in God is not inherently stupid and I hate that people like to pretend that it is.
However, allowing a belief in God to become a war on reason, truth, etc, because of some idiotic fear that they are attacks on your God IS stupid.
If you really and truly believe in a God who has ultimate control and ultimate power and ultimate responsibility, it really doesn’t show much faith in said God to be terrified by the ideas and words and concepts of mere mortals…
“There are so many things that trouble me about the obsession with regulating women’s bodies. But as a man, I am particularly exasperated at the assumption that lies beneath the insistence on modesty: the myth that men cannot control themselves. As feminists often point out, the real “man-haters” are those who promote modest dress for women out of the belief that men lack self-control. There is nothing more contemptuous than the suggestion that those of us with penises and Y chromosomes are prisoners of our biology, liable to rape or commit infidelity at the first sign of cleavage. The myth of male weakness sells us woefully, heartbreakingly short.”—
I am 35 years old. I let the wind dry my hair. I never wear shoes if I can help it. I like things to be simple. That may not always be possible, but I really like when it is.
The less baggage I have, metaphorically and literally, the better I feel. I didn’t start carrying a purse until, I dunno, 2008, 2009. Before that, I’d always just carried a wallet with my keys attached.