To all the people sending me messages about “What about Maria and Sharon???!?!?”
Yes, by all means. Let’s tally up all the male superheroes on one side and all the women on the other and use that evidence to explain why no one should get their hopes up that a new female character demonstrating superhero skills might actually be a new female superhero.
WHENEVER YOU SEE THIS POST ON YOUR DASH, STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WRITE ONE SENTENCE FOR YOUR CURRENT PROJECT.
Just one sentence. Stop blogging for one minute and write a single sentence. It could be dialogue, it could be a nice description of scenery, it could be a metaphor, I don’t care. The point is, do it. Then, when you finish, you can get back to blogging.
If this gets viral, you might just have your novel finished by next Tuesday.
Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass.
Oh hell yes. For one glorious moment this movie was going to be the utter best thing ever made. And then…. well it was still cool but such a disappointment we didn’t get unexpected kick ass over 40 woman.
Did we ever even find out what happened to the counsel member?
We, too, thought for a glorious moment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a movie where every female character was a secret badass.
Literally me, 2 hours ago:
Sexual harassment isn’t an occupational hazard. It’s not a glitch in the complex matrix of modern life. It’s not something that just “happens.” It’s something men do. It’s a choice men make. It’s a problem men enable. It’s sometimes a crime men commit. And it is not in the power nor the responsibility of women to wage war on this crime.
It’s on us.
It feels like a rite of passage for an LA actress, my first Xanax prescription. Maybe I should keep the bottle in the same place as my first SAG card.
My prescription Wayfarers can join them when my eyes inevitably get worse and I need new ones.
Why are employers for low-level grunt jobs suddenly interested in the results from my Myers-Briggs personality test? Is this another way to screen out and reject certain people out of hand?
Seriously. Does an ISTJ prepare your morning coffee better than an ENFP? Does an ESFP a do better job filing your expense reports from your trip to Vegas than an ISTP? My guess: no. Because a monkey could do these jobs. Rocket science, they ain’t.
Then again, I’m an INFJ, so I’m always interested in what motivates others AND I’m insightful. And my inherent insight makes me think these employers are all full of manufactured self-important bullshit.