|McGowan as Courtney in Jawbreaker|
I say this because I've been absolutely in love with Rose McGowan for, dare I say, about 20 years now. Yes, I was a big fan of Doom Generation....of course I loved her in Charmed....even once allowing myself to be bribed by a friend with Charmed DVDs.....back before Netflix binging was a thing, I was OD'ing on Charmed DVDs, true story. But these are far from the only reasons I love her...I love her sass, I love her determination, I love what a strong woman she is, and I really love all the charity work she does, including work with Boston Terriers, see full listing of her charity work here.
|McGowan & one of her Boston Terriers|
So, when I started noticing more and more things that began to bother me (in the form of casual sexism), I decided to blame Rose McGowan. Since it's been just days after McGowan tweeted:
|McGowan as Cherry Darling in Planet Terror|
The note: "-Please make sure to read the attached script before coming in so you understand the context of the scenes. -Wardrobe Note: Black (or dark) form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push up bras encouraged). And form-fitting leggings or jeans. Nothing white."
I am now seeing it everywhere. So when I saw the following meme on my Facebook newsfeed, it was the last straw...harmless, yes, however......
I am a woman, not a girl or a boy, thank you....whether I play in the dirt or am all dolled up, I am still a WOMAN because I identify as a woman....fuck your gender roles.
If we don't change our views and language amongst each other and to ourselves, how can we expect it to change for society as a whole? With all of the shaming we do to each other, are we surprised when it happens in society? We get mad when they do things to pat us on the head, "you're just a silly little girl", but aren't we doing it to ourselves when we treat each other with such judgement?
|McGowan as Amy Blue in Doom Generation|
~ Lily White XoXoXo