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Sookie is such a whore..
Are you serious with this shit?
You know, the usual crap. A woman who choses to say “yes” is a whore. Choses to say “no”? Prude. Choses to call bullshit on such notions? Bitch. That’s a sadly pervesive, misogynistic attitude toward female characters in general, and Sookie comes in for a large share of it in a particular part of the fandom.
I mean, I can run down the reasons why this shitty label, as applied to Sookie Stackhouse, is utterly ridiculous.
1. She was a virgin until her mid-20s.
2. She slept with grand total of 4 men after that.
3. Three of those she had relationships with and the fourth was an act of self-inahialation powered by crushing discoveries and grief.
None of which puts her within 10 city blocks of a “whore” or whatever fucked-up branding assholes would impose on her.
But those are self-evident things to anyone who doesn’t view female bodies and female sexuality as commodities. As things to be policed, controlled, and regulated.
This shit is not on Sookie. It’s on the commenter with deeply-rooted hatred of women, patriarchal mentality, and limited critical thinking.
How many men Sookie has been with isn’t even an issue here really. This gifset isn’t even ‘Sookie getting naked with men’, it’s Sookie being intimate with one man she is in love with.
Apparently that’s whore behavior.
Yeah, that. But honestly, the “whore” label, let’s face it, comes from someone’s notion that a woman enjoying sex is inherently wrong/dirty/worthy of censure. I brought up the number to illustrate the fact that it’s ridiculous within the confines of such a label to brand Sookie that.
But the larger issue — and I was addressing that mostly — is that the label itself is ridiculous. Let’s say Sookie slept with even more men? What of it? Let’s say she remained a virgin and refused all sexual possibilities?
The thing about these labels — whether they are seen as justified or not — is that they come from the place of imposing “value” on female bodies and their sexual expression.
How many men does it take to qualify for a “whore”? Do the circumstances of each encounter matter in determining the label? Is being in love or infatuated count for or against? Who establishes these lines and boundaries and what are the criteria?
See what I mean? A woman chooses to have sex. The number, the thought process behind it, the frequency — it’s her choice. As it should be. Putting labels on it is telling her that she is a thing, a property of someone else (usually, presumably, some potential One Shiny Suitor that will be the only acceptable sex she can have, and she should stay “clean” for his future perusal).
Putting labels such as “whore,” “virgin,” “frigid,” “slut,” etc., on a woman’s sexuality is taking away her right to it, it’s denying her agency. It’s a much bigger perception problem.
I call bullshit on the label, period. It doesn’t matter if it’s applied erroneously here, to this particular set, or to this particular character, even.
Alex will be in the season finale of Eastbound and Down tomorrow Nov 17.
1. A slip of a tongue,
2. Exaggeration or
3. Does it belong to the category of “nothing is random in TB” ?
If it is the third option, which other human(s) except for Sookie has Eric felt protective towards in the past?
MY EXAMS WEEK IS OVER YEAH MORE DRAWING
(favourite tv show for this season. also i want more ichabod stuck in modern times shenanigans please)
"Birthright", graphite on bristol board by A.M. Downs.
Hemlock Grove fan art.
Valter Skarsgård in the official trailer for Emil Heró’s “Love” video.
Thanks, Sabermom, for the find!