Darlings don’t get it twisted, I wrote a novel on my love for Independent Heroine Laura Hollis and would do so again, but just give me a moment to be attractively overcome with emotion on this chaise lounge here about poor Danny.
I would note, with a stern look over my spectacles, that the difference between a simple need for correction and an insurmountable flaw lies in the fact that as soon as shit got serious Danny took Laura at her word like a gentlewoman (without knowing a thing about like, say, the eleven years of Krav Maga) and backed off gracefully.
ppl spend too much time mad at women for allegedly catering to the male gaze when they could be mad at men for being gross
gender roles men could try to crush
- talking over women
- not being concerned about women receiving street harassment
- centralizing women’s thoughts and opinions on how they feel
- accepting ideas that promote rape culture
the only gender role men seem to care about crushing
- watching shows primarily geared towards little girls
- liking glittery things
- literally anything that doesn’t involve altering their behavior towards women
But the Warren Mears among us, whether they express their contempt for and entitlement to women in word or deed, need to be taken more seriously. “She’s a girl!” the First Evil says, speaking through Warren in Buffy‘s seventh season. “With sugar, and spice, and everything… useless.” Unless, of course, she’s being of service to a man. Violentacrez and his ilk may not be sorcerers. But the powers available to them to shame and harass women, and to propagate dangerous ideas about women’s motivations and roles, are more significant and frightening than the demon another episode of Buffy, “I, Robot, You Jane,” imagined living in the internet all those years ago.
Alyssa Rosenberg on how Buffy predicted Geek Misogyny, 2012 (X