Dear White Women,
Yes I am talking to you.
I know I rarely do it , but this is getting ridiculous.
Do not die on this hill.
LEna Dunham, Caitlin Morgan.
Please, you are not fighting the battle you are think you are fighting.
This isn’t some ragtag group of supremely confident women being held back by misogyny and unfair women’s expectations,
This is corporate . This is tested, and market researched to death.
This is teh final capitulation.
That you will think, scrap and breathe over whatever you are told to.
No one has said tehy find it especially funny, or insightful.
The MOST i have heard is that it let’s you be just like guys , and you see yourself in it.
DO NOT DIE ON THIS HILL.
Do nt accept a cookie for breathing do ot be fooled into thinking this is enough. Because this is transitive
Do not fight this hard to be the most consumable, disposable thing as judged by teh powers that be that “give” you Lena with one hand and a whole host of problematic nastiness with the other because you like being able to look at women not like youa nd advertise that you unlike them can make it.
Because it’s the same damn hand. It’s the hand of how they will control what you respond to.
Notice Dunahm ges money but no recognition outside of pronouncements of her edge. Look at the shows that resonate, that grab actual money, recognition, and time.
Their multi cultural( badly but still) , different.
Dunham can make for herself ( and the kids of stars) , do not die on this hill.
Because as a country becomes browner and gifted with longer memories and internet records of all you said.
They will turn on you, the minute it is more profitable to cater to brown folk ( and that day is coming FAST) rather than you
The whiplash will make your head spin.
Glee is finding this out the hard way.
Feminism is finding this out the hard way.
Do not depend on the love of your proposed special to stave off the love of green .
Do not admit to being disposable to be relevant. The message you think is that you will not stand for people being mean to women. The message anyone with sense is seeing?
This is all they have to give you.
The real meat, the shows with depth , the shows doing new and strange, deep work. Don’t have to think of you, don’t have to include you.
You will be content with being the center of the most measly attention if it says you are special rather than participants in the rest of the world.
Please I beg of you , as someone who under all other circumstances would chortle MIGHTLY at your lack of big picture planning….
So not do NOT . Die on this hill.
I’m really into this comparison of feminism to Glee, taking note of how it’s performed, how it’s a show within a show, how it fails.
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