Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Brevity and jocularity aside here, this is something that's been on
my mind a lot lately. I've always identified as a feminist. I'm
progressive and all for equality, so feminism was clearly quite
fitting with my worldview. However, it's only recently that I've
really begun to gain an appreciation of what it all truly even
I used to celebrate movies like Fifth Element, and the mindset was
always, "Even though she's a woman, she's strong. Yay feminism!"
And that pretty much highlights my own misunderstandings of the
past twenty-some years. A better example, I should think, is Samus
Aran of Metroid fame. With Samus, her happening to be a woman is
not a strong part of her character, and it never needed to be.
"She's strong, incidentally she's a woman." Christ but isn't that a
much healthier way to think about things. I'm very, very ashamed
that it's taken me so long to recognize the difference. And now I
can see how little the latter is represented in popular media, and
that's a problem.
Anyway, jocularity back on. 'Boobies' is a fun word to say.
Incidentally, so is 'weiner.'