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Vampire Diaries Exclusive: Julie Plec Teases Finale, The Originals & Surprise Return of ... (5/9/2013)2- She has to pay for what she did to Jeremy And what about what Klaus did to Jenna? When is he going to pay for that? Oh, wait he is not. He is getting a show instead. 3- It's in the freaking books! Yes, Katherine dies in the books. And do you know who else dies in the books? Klaus. Here in the tv show instead they invented contrived reasons so no one can ever kill him. The only difference between Katherine and Klaus is that Katherine is a woman. Tvd isn't even trying to hide its misogyny now.
The Vampire Diaries Sneak Preview: Let's Dance! (11/16/2012)Seriously am I the only one who thinks she needs to be on her own for a while? No, you aren't. If this show did things in a realistic way and it wasn't just all about the love triangle (Plec's words, not mine. She said in many interviews that Vampire Diaries is about Elena's love triangle with the Salvatores which is funny because in Season 1 Plec and Williamsomn both said- and many times too!- that "this show won't be like all these others shows where it'a all about love triangles, no this show will focus on the city of Mystic Falls and its secrets, the love triangle will be marginal!")she would figure things out on her own. I want to hope Elena isn't just going to date Damon immediately right after breaking up with Stefan but I saw a photo of Damon and Elena dancing together all alone... (wow, Damon really doesn't lose time, does he?) Of course it might be a trick as usual.
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OT: Internalized Misogyny (3/28/2013)
What is Internalized Misogyny?
What is internalized misogyny? It’s two big words. It’s a lot of things. Internalized misogyny is calling a woman “a bad feminist” because she wants to be a stay-at-home mom. It’s when any person is derided for being “emotional”—because that’s what women are considered to be, and women are bad. It’s when girls insist that they’re “better” than “other” girls who like pink and boys. It’s when a girl is considered “stronger” than another because she kills rather than heals. In order to achieve equality with men, some second-wave feminists claimed that women must make themselves as “masculine” as possible. They needed to invade places society deemed as male, such as the workforce and science labs, wear pants, hide their emotions, and among more radical feminists, exclusively date women. This movement came from good intentions—the feminists of this era were tired of being told they could only be housewives while men earned money. They rejected the notion that they needed to look a certain way to succeed in life. However, this resulted in total demonization of femininity and of women who wanted to express themselves in a feminine way.
In 1968, the group New York Radical Women distributed a brochure called “No More Miss America!” and protested the contest. Part of their demonstration was a “huge Freedom Trash Can (into which we will throw bras, girdles, curlers, false eyelashes, wigs, and representative issues of Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, etc.—bring any such woman-garbage you have around the house)” (McCann & Kim, Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives, p. 90). Contrary to popular belief, this group never burned bras—but their insistence that women would only become “free” if they rejected beauty products and women’s magazines ignored women who used makeup and other “feminine” products to express themselves. While some women felt empowered by the growing acceptance of female masculinity, the movement made other women feel guilty and alienated because of their femininity (Pilcher and Whelehan, Fifty Key Concepts In Gender Studies, p.69). There is no wrong way to be a woman, man, or anything in between—internalized misogyny is insisting that only “some” of us are right. For a definition with 90% more jargon, internalized misogyny is the involuntary internalization of sexist messages fed to us by our surroundings, authority figures, and the media—for example, assertions that “real women have curves” or “real women don’t wear dresses”. Sexism is perpetuated when people who have internalized these messages reiterate them in their daily lives. Internalized misogyny is a subtle form of oppression, and leads to people hating themselves and one another , as well as women blaming themselves and other women for their own oppression. By directing our hatred at ourselves, internalized misogyny distracts us from addressing and fixing our own sexist cultures.
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4x14 Thread (2/15/2013)
But the end result is that he pretty much treats women and men the same.
Not according to Joseph Morgan that stated that Klaus is misogynist. And not according to what we saw in the show. Remember what Klaus said during the ritual in season before killing Jules, Jenna and Elena?
4x13 Thread (2/8/2013)
Kim was one of the hybrid Klaus killed, it can't be her.