I try and stay out of the endless circular debates, having said, fairly exhaustively, everything I feel about the B ship after Season 4 ended, but I feel compelled to say something, because, oh God, I don’t know, I feel like after many, many years of feeling hurt and angry about how women are perceived and portrayed by men, I did a bit of an inventory of those feelings, because they didn’t seem to be constructive or helpful and more often than not, would obscure other details that might need critical attention; so I asked myself a few questions:
Why do I care what men think about women?
Do they have too much power over me?
Do I automatically give them authority?
Does what they say legitimise the status of women for me?
Which led to an epiphany:
Getting upset about what men say and think about women is irrational unless I know that man, or that man has real power that may affect the quality of life of women.
and a paradigm shift:
I respect many men, but I trust my own experience as much, if not more than any opinion or depiction of women and I take what men say about women as their own subjective experience and not LAW.
Which is a waffly way to warm up to talking to the recent kerfuffle over the recent article that disappointed many Carylers, but I feel that the reaction to the article - which was essentially a couple of casual, off the cuff remarks that were edited and framed in a click-fishing hack piece on a frivolous entertainment/lifestyle site - was if it was a sermon on the mount:
I understand being upset.
I understand giving feedback to TPTB when you really feel that a line has been crossed,
but this is yet another trashy tabloid article on a trashy tabloid site.
Why was it taken so seriously?
(If you don’t dig pro-NR sentiment, keep scrolling…)
Oh Spirulina, I love you for more than just your amazing talent. Mwah!!