“You said you’d be my dream
I could have you every night
And if by morning I’d forgotten you
Well no big deal, that’d be all right
Cause you’re the reoccurring kind”—You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will
“In requesting the preliminary injunction, the Center argued that the ultrasound requirements violate the First Amendment rights of both the doctor and the patient by forcing physicians to deliver politically-motivated communications to a women seeking termination of pregnancy, even if she declines. The Center also argued that the law discriminates against women by subjecting them to paternalistic “protections” not imposed on men.”—
Original or not, I don’t really care either way, nothing is really original anyway, blah blah blah. Anyway I saw some people implying that it challenged gender norms or some such. I haven’t had a chance to watch so I can’t say for sure, but I have read the recap and reactions and I don’t see how it really challenged any gender norms.
Lady Gaga wears an outfit made of meat, she’s still Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga wears a bunch of stuffed frogs, she’s still Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga wears lingerie, she’s still Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga wears a suit and has short hair and suddenly she’s “Jo Calderone”.
The fact that she seems to need some sort of male alter-ego in order to justify dressing as a man is hardly challenging gender norms. In fact it only seems to reinforce the gender binary.
I have more thoughts but my phone is about to die and no one probably cares anyway.
“Buildings seem to rise like coffins full of stars getting buried in the sky.
You want to laugh and dance… to be free? Well, alright -
I’ve been thinking about those days I wanted to sleep
And you’d wake me up just before you’d leave
And I’d fall back into a dream:
Walking in fresh city snow that you’d never seen
And I’d never leave your side.”—Thursday