i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?
and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
fan: people don’t seem to realize that even when Weevil hurts Logan, Logan enjoys privilege that significantly diminishes that pain. For example, Weevil burns down Logan’s house (because he thinks Logan killed Felix) and Logan has the wealth to buy a new house, or live in a hotel. Weevil wouldn’t have been able to have that with his family if Logan did really buy their house from under them.
Logan stan: but but but but!!! Logan’s THINGS! Hypothetical things never ever shown to exist in the show!!! Mother things!!!1 Logan probably TRAUMATIZED bc he lost his mother’s wedding dress to his abusive father!!!! Baby photos of Christmas time when Aaron was abusive!!!! These are things he would want and yearn for, LOGAN VICTIM ALWAYS
Since when does anything Weevil does slide by him without coming back to bite him? He bullies Wallace; Wallace is the one holding onto the security tape incriminating Weevil’s friends. He lies about why he broke into Lilly’s room to Veronica; she keeps her distance and he has to eat crow before she helps him again. He goes after Logan on the bridge; his best friend his murdered (and I loved the way how someone else murdering Felix is now Weevil’s fault. Because Weevil is telepathic and knew Thumper was going to kill Felix? who knows). He burns down Logan’s house; Logan buys his house out from under him. He orchestrates Thumper’s death (after going out of his way to get Veronica to hand enough evidence to Lamb that would get any other detective to at least investigate); he is arrested, misses his graduation ceremony in front of his sick grandmother, effectively destroying his dream of making her proud.
We know why Weevil does the things he does, and they’re never played up as being the “right” choice or ignored or go unpunished. Whereas Logan routinely gets a pass (mostly from fandom) (and also HELLO WRITERS DID LOGAN FOR REAL KICK THE NAVARRO FAMILY OUT OF HOUSE AND HOME? because IF SO, i think the “double standards” argument can be put to bed once and for all because no one tops that), and Dick, god, don’t get me started on how much Dick gets a pass from the writers…
If anything, Weevil might have the highest number of hard knocks in the whole show, behind Veronica that is…
Yeah, and then their reasons for thinking Weevil is enjoying a “double standard” are flimsy as hell. I’m not surprised it all came out of defending Logan against “the fandom”; the folks who do that routinely usually don’t make much sense.