All I want for 2013 is for the ladies to continue to OWN this show. <3
More fun with MorphThing. Just to mess with your head. ;->
MY GIRLS. I HEART YOU SO.
BHUS still has its flaws, I freely admit. But my head is still kind of spinning that the tone for S2 was set in the first ten minutes by these ladies passing the Bechdel test with flying colors even though one of them could not yet see or hear the other.
PSA: The next person who tries to tell me Nora’s miscarriage is just another example of women’s storylines being reduced to All About Teh Babiez will get a bucket of Nickelodeon slime dumped over her/his head.
We are up to our eyeballs in pregnancy/baby storylines. No argument there.
This woman, however? This woman had just about finished the complicated process of deciding she wanted to carry her child to term before she lost it. And that story, I am here to tell you, does not get told. The loss that Nora suffered, the loss that she feels, is real and excruciating and ALMOST COMPLETELY INVISIBLE in our society.
Nora wasn’t sure she wanted to be a mother. She also feels relief. Which makes her feel guilty, and redoubles our culture’s message that her very real grief is not appropriate, or in proportion, or something you talk about.
Would I rather that she had gotten to deal with that grief without the dramatically-overshadowing shock of becoming a werewolf all at the same time? Probably. It depends on an outcome we haven’t yet seen, because right now she’s using the wolf both to hide from her pain and to process it.
When we see where that journey takes her next? Then I’ll know for sure what I think of how they’re handling her story.