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SO true. All the things girls are waging war against, the things they do that they claim means they aren't really girls and don't fit in... those things have been acceptable! For girls! For decades!

Perfect!

One does feel a bit like Elrond. This moment where it could so easily be destroyed, and we could keep all that we and the feminists of yore fought for ... but no.

Seems we gotta wait another couple thousand years until the next opportunity arises.

An AGP would be just perfect for the role of Gollum. Having lived in a dark cave, admiring his gender for so long that he became bald and ugly ... yeah, fits.

What do you think, would J.K. Rowling be a better Éowyn, or Galadriel, or should she be cast in a male role ... Gandalf, perhaps, for the wizardry? We could have Stephen King as Saruman, perhaps? Though cowardice also would fit well with Wormtongue ...

Hm ... no, wait, Rowling must be Gandalf. Standing between women's spaces and TIMs. "You cannot pass!" (Or perhaps "You do not pass"? Both would fit.)

Smeagol/Gollum fits even better, because he murdered his cousin Deagol to get the Ring in the first place. Not quite skinwalking, but similar lust for what was never his.

I love this take XD

And Martin Rothblatt is Sauron/Annatar.

Rowling might even fit the role of Queen Melian, protector of the realm (of women)

Spot on. When I was young, it seemed like we were casting it into the fire. Turns out they were just trotting it straight to Sauron the whole time.

Spot on!

It's so nuts to me that we've even got to this point because, back when I was a teenager (late 00s), all the LGB kids I hung out with agreed that gender was oppressive and we needed to destroy it! Now, the vast majority of them are upholding it as some flavour of trans, or spending an embarrassing amount of their time as TRAs gaslighting women and girls with concerns about TIMs in single-sex spaces, and ree-ing at anyone they can't browbeat into submission for being "TERFs"... 😞

I literally had a 19yo nb guy agree that gender was sex stereotypes and then claim that transgender / queer was this generation’s response to sex stereotyping. Like it was some act of rebellion to uphold sex stereotypes. Make it make sense!

Make it make sense!

Because their parents, my generation, made it our legacy to abolish sex stereotypes, at which we were partially successful. The kids are now rebelling against their parents' generation, us, the hated baby boomers, especially their mothers.

Most of the kids’s parents are Gen X, not boomers. Why does everyone hate the boomers? Every generation has its bad points.

Why do kids hate their parents so much?

My mother is a very vaguely feminist leaning person (she loathes people who dress little girls in pink, but thinks my righteous anger at those who want to abolish womens' rights is obsessive ... ), and both she and my dad are environmentalist leaning, and I always kinda was like ... "My parents had the right idea, let's continue fighting for that stuff, but better!"

Rebelling against my parents would have meant joining a conservative party that wants to destroy the environment and make the rich pay even less taxes, and that obviously would have been insane.

I mean. I get that teens want to show they know things better than the generation before them, but ... when doing the opposite is so obviously idiotic, why not settle for trying to do the same thing, but better?

Hahaha! This is perfect

Anyone else watching The Ring of Power and really enjoying it, BTW? It took a couple of episodes, but I am pretty invested now.

I'm LOVING it! I agree it was a little slow, but I'm simply adoring the female-led Harfoots, love Galadriel-who-takes-no-shit, love the scenery, the characterizations. I admit I didn't read like... "side materials" for Tolkien so I don't have any opinions about them ruining the books or whatever. As a normal LotR fan I think it's a ton of fun.

WAY more palatable to me in every respect than that game of thrones stuff

It really is a lot better than GOT in terms of not being horribly misogynistic! It's also just absolutely beautiful.

Yes, I was a bit hesitant at first, but the characters and story slowly made me invested as well and now I enjoy it a lot.