Happy 34th Birthday, Harry James Potter. (31st July 1980)
I can see the criticism of this show from a mile away; Vanity Fair has already published a withering post questioning whether it really ought to be so blatantly targeted at women: “It’s a given that the rabidly devoted Outlander audience (a largely female readership who will pre-order each installment months in advance) will show up. But will the men?”
I really want Outlander to succeed; I don’t want it to be relegated to niche entertainment. But, news flash: women are not a niche. They are the dominant force in cable viewership, and they’re also becoming an increasingly powerful demographic at the movies, showing up in huge numbers at the box office this summer and proving that female-centric entertainment can equal big business.
And many of us female viewers are beyond tired of the rationalizations we need to make in order to enjoy big-budget adventure shows and films with complex plots and first-rate screenwriters that are still, by and large, primarily targeted at men. As I’ve mentioned here before, I often have a hard time reconciling my continued viewership (and, yes, enjoyment) of Game of Thrones with its abysmal treatment of most of its female characters. I adored Breaking Bad, but it depressed the hell out of me that so many fans hated Anna Gunn’s character while rooting for Walter White. I’m an ardent Doctor Who fan, but I do wish there was room in the Whoniverse for a female Doctor; no go on that score, not anytime soon.
So the arrival of Outlander really inspires in me, in response to Vanity Fair’s questioning whether the men will show up, a certain catchphrase making the rounds: “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”"
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”"
Hello there, hockey fans! So, as promised, here is part 2 of the giveaway I’m doing. In this one you will be entering to receive this Tyler Seguin shirt. It was purchased through shop.nhl.com and it’s a size Medium. (Please note: this has been worn once)
RULES and DETAILS:
- You must be okay with giving out a mailing address so I can ship the shirt to you if you win.
- You can enter by both favoriting and reblogging.
- You can enter as many times as you’d like.
- You don’t have to be following me, but it’d be pretty cool if you did!
- The winner will be chosen based off of a random number generator.
- Finally, this giveaway is worldwide! No, you will not be responsible for paying for shipping, so happy early birthday to you!
This contest will end JULY 31st at 10:00 PM PST! Good luck to everyone! Be sure to check out part 1 of this giveaway if you’re interested!
It’s time for some pool time. [x]