Ages ago I made a(n incomplete) list of movies and television shows that use a baby as a plot device versus movies and shows that show a character having an abortion. What was immediately obvious was that there were a lot more shows using a baby as a plot device than there were about about a women getting an abortion. I have a few theories as to why: the actress was pregnant (I know that was the case for at least one of the pregnancies in Once Upon a Time), abortions are boring, or the entertainment industry doesn’t want to send a message that abortion is ok. I lamented on how I wanted to see abortion portrayed as just a medical procedure and then we go on with our lives but figured that would be boring.
But now, we have Scandal. It’s a big deal that they showed the abortion as being no big deal. Thank you for making my television dreams come true.
From a mother about giving her first born Cheerios for the first time:
“I’m going to give it to him in the parking lot of the hospital so if he starts choking, the ER is right there.”
From a mother about giving her second born Cheerios for the first time:
“They have a hole in the middle so if she starts choking on it, she’ll still be able to breathe.”
Time for week 4 of Kushiel’s Avatar. Phew, what a week. Shit got real. Questions by Susan.
Politically correct–describing an action to include or not offend a historically oppressed minority that makes me feel bad about myself and is therefore wrong and must be stopped because I’m not a historically oppressed minority and I pretend I don’t understand.
Judicial activism–a decision of a court that I disagree with. Also describes my misunderstanding of government and the system of checks and balances.
Gottcha question–a question that I don’t want to answer honestly because I don’t want to admit my own faults.
Time for week 3 of the Kushiel’s Avatar readalong. Questions by me.