I’m sick of people bitching about university. You know what? I have to do a job, 8:30am-5:00pm every day, in a place that’s an hour and a half away from me, in a field I hate. I come home exhausted because of the travel and the work I do, I don’t have the fucking luxury of going to uni. I’m not saying that it’s not hard, I’m saying that I’m sick of people being able to do something that I can’t because, simply, I can’t afford it. And I’m sick of the suggestion that what I do isn’t hard. Supporting myself in a job I hate, being told that I can’t do what I want? Yeah, THAT’S hard. So sorry if I have no sympathy when you imply that your university course that you GET to do is harder then my job that I HAVE to do.
I found this comment of this clip on youtube:
I don’t mean anything by it, but just to put my two cents in, I’ve seen a few movies that were made between the 1920’s-1950’s which included quick pecks on the lips between women. The characters were usually close relatives or friends. (In the movie ‘Little Women’ with Katharine Hepburn, when her character ‘Jo’ kisses her mother good night in one scene, the mother kisses Jo on the mouth, but like I said, it was more of a peck.) I just see it as feminine affection, nothing else. ^_^
This is how queer women’s history gets lost, by being shoved under the rug as nothing more than “feminine affection.” Same-sex erotic desire among women poses a threat to heteronormative society. Calling it “feminine affection” inherently removes that threat— the threat of its existence, the threat of deviance, the threat of women not needing men sexually or romantically— and lets people sleep easily at night, not having to imagine how two women could possibly fuck. And in this particular commentary, not only is Queen Christina’s real erotic desire towards women being erased but so is Greta Garbo’s [and Katharine Hepburn’s]. A bunch of people have liked this comment and probably many more have read it and considered it factual, and it’s bullshit. I have more feelings about this but yeah.
TLDR: Here is a decidedly queer moment captured on film, and I will not let a heteronormative reading of women’s history take that from me.
[Really bright flashing gif reading ‘every fucking award’ was here. I agree, but it hurts my eyes, sorry!]
Lol, I don’t kiss my friends or my sister like that.