the problem with the way spn is addressing sexism/misogyny right now is that it is creating situations and scenes for the express purpose of having a secondary female character smack down a secondary male character or for one of the leading male protagonists to roll his eyes at the ignorance of a one-off male character.
in other words, they are deliberately writing in sexist scenarios with which to hamfistedly subvert, instead of directly challenging the sexism and misogyny embedded within the narrative and its two leading male protagonists.
if we go back to s3, ruby saying ‘stop calling me bitch’ to dean straight-to-his-face is a proper example of the way to do it…it requires both dean and the audience to confront their own propensity for misogyny/sexism and unnecessary name-calling, and doesn’t uphold sam and dean as the paragon of male characters (who are sexist themselves ‘but lol it’s okay guys they stand up for women when there are worse sexists around!!’).
this is the problem with having a mostly male writing team because in order for them to see sexism they have to be so blatant and over-the-top about it, they don’t have the perspective to understand that sexism and misogyny exists everywhere, that they are an undercurrent through everything, that they are reinforced everyday by the microaggressions that women experience. they can only see the macro picture and tackle it on a macro-exaggerated scale.
A sketch for a maybe painting… but I think I just like the sketch as is.
Meg Masters (2.0) will always be my favorite demon =)
Since Halloween is coming up!
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Hello darlings! As some of you know I do the acting pretty frequently and I am happy to announce that the world premiere of Whimsies is opening tomorrow! All my whining about writing the music and learning a new instrument is coming to fruition and I couldn’t be more excited.
Basically it means that I won’t be able to update until Monday because I’m going to be performing from Thursday to Sunday
One of these days I won’t accidentally post stuff meant for my main blog on here :/