As Aimée Morrison, the University of Waterloo professor who tweeted the photo, explained, “One is, ‘I can grow up to be somebody powerful,’ and the other one is ‘I can grow up to date somebody powerful.’ When you put the two together, it actually says a lot about how we socialize boys and girls to think of what their future holds for them, where they get their power in the world.” And given that these are onsies for children, for whom the whole concept of dating doesn’t mean much yet, I have a hard time believing little girls are eagerly clamoring for them. Which begs the question: What kind of terrible parents are buying this retrograde crap for their daughters in 2014?
WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?
NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN
IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!
WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!
VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!
I can’t find a source. Does anyone have any? I won’t believe it until I get a source.
My 365 Film Challenge: 249. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang / Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Starring Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Asa Butterfield
“The Harvest’s in.”
Watched this today. Mostly very enjoyable with some angsty moments and humour and happiness. Of course Maggie Smith was amazing, Eros Vlahos was superb, as were Asa Butterfield and Rosie Tyler-Ritston.
In fact my main complaint is the reason I was reluctant to watch either of the Nanny McPhee movies (seeing a clip of younger!Vlahos who’s so good in Da Vinci’s Demons changing my mind about seeing the second). Namely, the transformation of Nanny McPhee from Old Ugly Scary into Young Beautiful Lovely. There’s a review that says it better than I can:
"That those blemishes begin to disappear each time her kids learn from her teachings offers a somewhat disturbing statement on the value of physical beauty." (x)
And a review of the first movie also points out why this is problematic:
"As much as the story has a simple fairy tale ending, it questions our sense of beauty and morality. What are we to make of the transformation of Nanny McPhee? Is she really more ‘beautiful’ in our eyes by the end? And more importantly, I ask, Why is she not allowed to remain ugly through to the end? Why are the children not allowed to see through her exterior and grow to love her for her kindness and sense alone?…Why is an ugly woman not allowed to win and stay the same?” (x)
Tom Riley - Can Da Vinci’s Demons Star Draw
H E R A
Goddess of marriage and childbirth
Symbols: peacock, pomegranate, scepter, lily, diadem