Does anyone else feel, like, a weird inhibition against starting new TV shows? Like, there are shows I want to watch but when I think about sitting down to start it something in me goes “no you can’t just do that.” What am i waiting for? I feel like I need to prepare? Brain: You have to wait. Me: Wait for what??? Brain: WAIT
Maybe I’m biased because I make my own clothes, but skirts are better than trousers because you can put bigger pockets in skirts. With trousers, you’re limited to the size of your leg but with skirts you can just fill it up and people will just assume you’re wearing a petticoat until they hear the crunch of the Dorito bags.
Just once I’d like the see an historical heroine be asked if it bothers her that she has to wear skirts and have say, “Not really. I couldn’t fit this in a waistcoat.” and just pull out a loaf of bread or something and start eating it right in front of the baffled male lead.
It would work great in the 1700s with those removable pockets, you could fit a couple of Italian loaves in there.
Why were these taken from us
Short answer: sexist politics.
One way to look at the transfiguration of women’s tied-on, capacious pockets of the mid-eighteenth century into the early nineteenth century’s tiny, hand-held reticule is to consider that this transformation occurred as the French Revolution, a time that violently challenged established notions of property, privacy, and propriety. Women’s pockets were private spaces they carried into the public with increasing freedom, and during a revolutionary time, this freedom was very, very frightening. The less women could carry, the less freedom they had. Take away pockets happily hidden under garments, and you limit women’s ability to navigate public spaces, to carry seditious (or merely amorous) writing, or to travel unaccompanied.
The whole article is FASCINATING–and it points out that pockets have been an aspect of feminism from the beginning.
Wizard who got tired of fighting and casts fucked up unethical spells like “super brain hemorrhage” to end them faster
One time I did “Summon Water” inside a guys lungs and the GM allowed it because he had been playing for years and never seen anyone do that
Me “I can raise the temperature of a space by 5 degrees (Fahrenheit) per success”
Me “And that’s 6 successes, so 30 degrees…”
Me “And ‘inside the human body’ is a space, right?”
DM “…I don’t like where this is going.”
Me “So I’m going to raise the temperature inside his body 30 degrees.”
DM “Yeah, so he’s dead now. He was fine, and then went through all the stages of heat stroke in half a second before his body went ‘No thank you’ and just shut off to stop it from being so hot. Good job.”
arya and sansa are equally (!!!!!) feminine in different ways tbh
sansa is the refined femininity of society - fancy dresses, pretty embroidery, floral perfumes, dainty desserts, slippers on polished floors, love stories, courtly intrigue, music and dancing, traditional marriage, smiling when you want to cry
arya is the wild femininity of the natural world - clothes you can run in, messy hair, moonglow, the taste and feel and sound of water, handpicked wildflowers, hearth tales, wolves howling, barefeet in the earth, protecting and providing, forest lovin’, unbridled rage at mankind
sansa’s femininity is defined by social constructs that the man made world created. its materialistic and performative and restrictive. it harms all women. thats not to say women cant….enjoy certain aspects of it but the objective is female subjugation and that cannot be disregarded. arya can’t conform to these narrow expectations westeros society has for her but her story is still intensely feminine: the moon, water, she wolves, pack life, the very earth itself. all of her femininity is tied directly back to nature. (and the lower class tbh. peak femininity is a luxury of the elite. thats why women of the smallfolk arent considered “ladies”. its a classist concept yall.) arya’s femininity is what i, personally, consider the natural essence of girl/womanhood. which is free and wild rather than oppressive like the patriarchal version.