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Skepchick Quickies 3.15

Amanda

Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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  1. I’m a fan of musicals and I love Grease, warts and all. I would like to point out that Danny actually changes, too, at least temporarily. He joins the track team and starts wearing a letter jacket.

    1. Sadly I won’t be able to watch the Hrab piece for awhile as I’m stuck with a sucky internet connection. But could it be argued that Sandy is not in fact changing who she is to please Danny? But rather becoming the woman she wants to be instead of the “good girl” she’s expected to be.

  2. This is quoted from a quickie a few months ago, and it really pertains here. The whole post is wonderful. I think it’s ok to enjoy the movie but recognize how women are treated- and it’s important to point that out to people, especially younger viewers.

    “… there are going to be scenes where shit goes down that is gross and rapey and wrong. There are going to be scenes where people the film is designed to make you identify with are objectified, discarded, and minimized, and those people are going to be portrayed as being fine with it. It’s okay to like the movie! But in real life, that shit would not be okay, and you would not have to be fine with it.”
    http://gyzym.tumblr.com/post/39004853136/just-shut-up

  3. I try to enjoy stuff while recognizing the problematic messages, but there’s two things that stop me in my tracks every time. The first is almost any depiction of transpeople that reveals that the writer has no personal experience with transgender individuals. The other thing is the idea that there’s a single soulmate out there waiting for you. It’s a rom-com staple, but it’s a terrible and dangerous idea.

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