Sorry to be that person who adds comments to gifsets, but I have to talk about the perfection of this little exchange.
The Fosters subverts the traditional family narrative in a lot of ways. Some are obvious - two mothers, mix of biological, adopted, and fostered children, and multiple races/ethnicity represented within one family. But some are more subtle, and I think it’s these subtle moments that make the show so great.
Let’s break down the above scene, for example.
We’ve seen this scene many times before - the teenage daughter is going out on a date with a boy, and a parent (usually the father) is reiterating the curfew. The boy answers with some variation of “yes, sir” and the teenagers go on their way. This scene, played over and over again on almost every TV show I can think of, has shown generations of girls that boys are responsible for them. That the boy is the one in charge.
But Lena’s not having that. She wasn’t talking to Wyatt when she gave the curfew; she was talking to Callie. It seems like such a small thing but it’s really a huge thing, because it tells Callie (and all the young women like her who are hopefully watching this show) that she is responsible for herself. That she has agency, that she is in charge of her own actions.
I consider myself a feminist and a “modern” parent, but I honestly didn’t even blink when Lena gave the curfew and Wyatt responded, “Got it.” I expected the scene to end there, because that’s what we’ve seen time and time again. But I am so glad The Fosters exists to make me re-think my expectations. This show is constantly challenging our perceptions of what it means to be a family, and in doing so is perhaps teaching us something about how to best parent our children in this changing world.
Reason to Live #280: Autumn, and everything about it. It has always been and forever will be my favourite season. I love proper autumn, not the BC rain - when the sky is a chilly shade of blue, like glacier ice, and the sun is bright enough to set fire to the trees in their ochre glory; when the air has that crisp edge to it, the promise of snow, and is filled with the scent of decaying leaves and sap and pine; when leaves dance in the wind and blow across the ground and gather in heaps that I can jump into, and bury myself in. When we go to the pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins to carve them, and hay rides, and apple/pumpkin pies, and hot chocolate by the fire. I love the festivity and natural beauty of autumn, and it’s impossible for me to be unhappy on an autumn day like that.
Autumn in BC is another matter. It’s just grey and rains.I miss the autumns I had in Edmonton like this.
Stay obsessed. That thing you can’t stop thinking about? Keep indulging it. Obsession is the better part of success. You will be great at the things that you can’t not do.
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THIS IS EXCELLENT except I have to disagree with one point: Jane Austen wouldn’t be hella annoying on social media - she’d just be trolling all the time.
Hemingway would also have some major MRA backers probably. He wouldn’t be one (he’d just be a regular misogynistic bastard) but his followers would be harassing anyone who called it out.
Faulkner has no use for twitter and his blog posts are interminable.
Robert Frost’s Instagram tho.
And Poe and Lovecraft trying to outdo each other with Two-Sentence Horror Stories.
And Elizabeth Bishop, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath deliberately trolling MRAs.
And Polidori would tag “@DevilEnglishman” in every. Single. Post, trying to start a twitter war in the hopes of gaining followers.
"I am often lost in my own world, with a frown on my face".
I swear I planned to get proper food…
Am I being a good student yet?
hips don’t lie by oxford university’s all male choir
Quintessential Movies from the Lesbian Film Canon You Should Know
- But I’m A Cheerleader — camp, gender and sexuality! — this film was the 2000s cult lesbian classic
- Better Than Chocolate — 90s film (bit dated) that put camp, lesbianism, indie bookshops, living in your van, and indie women’s soundtracks on the map
- Fire — banned in India, focusing on religion, gender roles, family, and the power of communication, this film lit up theatres and television screens with a world view many have never seen before
- D.E.B.S. — Angela Robinson’s(writer/director on L Word series, Herbie: Fully Loaded) quirky spy-mock film. FIRST lesbian film to receive a PG-13 rating
- Desert Hearts — 1985 film and one of the most famous kisses shared between two women on screen
- I Can’t Think Straight — Jumping between England and Jordan, Muslim and Christian, engagements and family, this comedy serves plenty of drama while still making you smile from ear to ear.
- Saving Face — Heartwarming Chinese-American comedy about family traditions and taking time for your own journeys
- If These Walls Could Talk 2 — this HBO film, made up of three episodes (1960s, 1970s, 2000), focuses on three pairs of lesbian relationships. Pull out your tissues for the first, gender and sexual expression for the second, and fall madly in love with Ellen and Sharon in the third.
- Bound — tough women, get rich plots, cocky, sexy, and very 90s, Bound is the movie you don’t watch with your parents but do invite all your friends over for
- Imagine Me & You — 2005’s ultimate romantic comedy. Luce and Rachel will steal your heart and leave you quoting the movie for days
not gonna lie, that sounds awful and really troublesome
This is so true. I love this description so much.
And then one of them has some random ad playing noise on it and I CAN NEVER FUCKING FIND IT!
so is writers block when you accidentally close them all at the same time?
Forced reboot to install updates.