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you either die a h e r o or you live long enough to see yourself become the v i ll a i n
Hehe equality right?
Do you not understand the purpose of this, or why the prices are what they are? Does this need to be explained to you?
Oh yea right, the famous “wage gap” between men and women that has been debunked tons of times! That sure is the right argument to fight sexism with!
Not debunked, misrepresented, as it is a complicated issue. It’s honestly more accurate to call it a PAY gap than a WAGE gap, since there are a myriad of factors at play here. Women DO, on average, make less money than men. That is indisputable, and the margins widen when you include factors of race, disability, and sexuality.
IF you would like some more in depth reading:
So yes, the bake sale above is a pretty simplistic little stunt about a complicated economic and social issue. But the fact that it pisses people off sort of makes its point for it.
Excellent primary sources for those concerned about sex based oppression/ how men continually benefit from female subjugation also I would really like one of those Vegan cupcakes
Crane is getting a lot of shit for his actions in this episode. And he deserves every bit of it. But for me, this episode really highlighted how much both Witnesses need each other. I’ll let other people talk about Crane in-depth, but in short, you saw what he did: he was emotional, which makes him reckless with both his life and Abbie’s. That’s not okay. If he listened to Abbie more, and did things like not raise nightmare monsters, everyone would probably be better off.
In short, his mistake was focusing on people to the detriment of the mission. Abbie, on the other hand, made the opposite mistake. By focusing so much on the mission, she failed to see that they can only achieve victory with help from their allies.
She made two critical mistakes in this episode, both of which she made without consulting Crane:
1. She encouraged Frank to play crazy (by telling the truth, ironically) and get sent to Tarrytown Psych. Okay, so it’s convenient, but she had a sister on the inside. She knew what happened in Tarrytown as much as Reyes did. Electroshock, meds, all that. She knew the risk. And as a direct result of her actions, Irving became vulnerable to War.
2. She left Jenny in jail. And why? Did she not have bail money? Had Jenny even been before a judge? Had Abbie called a lawyer? Or did she just decide it wasn’t even worth it to take normal legal steps in an attempt to stay on Reyes’ good side?
The show is really encouraging us to see Crane’s flaws right now, and they are legion and they should be addressed. But Abbie, whether out of lingering PTSD or her own Get Shit Done mentality, is making mistakes too. And those mistakes are going to have HUGE ramifications next week. As much as I love my babies, I can’t wait.
Crane needs Abbie to tell him to get out of his own head and think practically. Abbie needs Crane to remind her that even the Witnesses cannot do this alone. It’s partnership at its best: They’re strongest when they’re together.
so will someone please guide me in the direction of the Sleepy Hollow/Ichabbie fanfics please
you will be greatly appreciated
We got you. Just give us a second to get our liveblogs/flails out. I’ll link you to some recs soon.
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Thanks, my dear!
So is the Kindred just off roaming the countryside right now? Is Crane really chilling at the cabin while that nightmare monster is wandering around?
But he’s THEIR nightmare monster. Don’t forget that. :)
Really though, what is WITH the Cranes and making giant fighting monster dudes? QUIT IT.
Ichabod Crane has a temper problem, an unflagging faith in himself, and a blindspot where his wife is concerned.
Abbie Mills is suffering from PTSD and is practical (perhaps even ruthless) to a fault.
Jenny Mills is a mental patient with abandonment issues and a fondness for firearms.
Frank Irving is a man way out of his depth and looking for the slightest life raft.
These are your heroes, ladies and gentlemen. And that is why I love the show: For the deeply beautiful flaws in our characters.
(Your queen, ladies and gentlemen. She knows what the fuck she’s talking about.