At some point, I became quite the feminist. That’s not to say I didn’t believe in women being equal to men and getting equal opportunities as men before, it’s just that now I’ve lived more. I’ve learned more. And multiple times, when I got caught in some double standard situation because I was a girl, it pissed me the hell off.
I get on my feminist anti-double standard soapbox the most.
Especially on Sunday and Thursday nights – when Alicia and Olivia are on.
Please if you don’t know who Alicia Florrick and Olivia Pope are, stop reading this post right now, call in sick to work, get on Netflix or Hulu or whatever and start watching The Good Wife and Scandal. Don’t stop until you’re caught up. Wait. Before you do any of that, go buy a few bottles of red wine first. No one should ever watch those shows without red wine.
I don’t drink much red wine, but I drink more red wine than I’ve ever drank in my lifetime with two women I’ve never met in real life on Sunday and Thursday nights.
These are the nights I get rip-roarin’-mad-slick-pissed-don’t-mess-with-this-ex-southern-belle-standing-up-on-my-feminist-anti-double-standard-soapbox.
I have been pulling for Alicia to hook up with Denny (who really isn’t Denny, but actually Jason, but I still call him Denny because that’s who he was in Grey’s Anatomy and I mean who in their right mind can forget Denny from Grey’s???) since he first graced her doorstep. I mean – did you look at him?! There was no one who cheered louder than I did when they finally got down to business. I may or may not have also spilled red wine on the floor as it sloshed around in my glass while I was jumping up and down, but that’s neither here nor there. All throughout that Alicia-Denny/Jason saga as well as when she was going back and forth with Will (WHY did they kill him? WHY??), everyone else (Grunt Labor included because he loves to rile up this side of me) is all like, “She’s married, she’s such a whore.” Ummm, did you not watch Seasons 1-6? Peter was stepping out on her from the beginning and with prostitutes! Alicia has every right to get hers. If that isn’t a double standard, I don’t know what is. You go Alicia – punch that double standard right in the throat.
And then there’s Olivia Pope. Now, I’ll be the first to say that girl has some problems. Given her father is like some cross between a Jedi-Secret Service-CIA and that he has used her to his advantage more than once, she might need some therapy. But damn it, if the girl wants to have both Fitz and Jake while “choosing herself,” then let her. I mean damn, her mother was a terrorist traitor and her father, well, you know about him, the girl deserves to have some say in her life and if she wants to have two boyfriends then go for it. One’s married and is the President of the United States, but who cares?! A guy could totally do it and get away with it. So why can’t Olivia?
And at some point, during these red wine drinking soapbox spills, Grunt Labor will look at me and say, “You look like one of those women from the Robin Hood time period because your teeth are jacked up from all the wine.”
Hopefully, the shows are over by then because if not, my teeth are going to look worse before they look better.
Here’s to feminist freaks like me…and maybe you too.
P.S. I wrote this one after a few drinks. So there’s that.
P.P.S. I think this all may somehow circle back to my stance on rocking the slutty Halloween costumes while you still can.
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