One of my friends in the law school got engaged over the weekend. She’s a 1L and a year younger than I am, and she has been dating her fiance for 4 years. She’s also religious and politically conservative, but that hasn’t stood in the way of she and I being friends. She often asks me for my advice on law school, and has even referred to me as her “big sister.”
Today was the first time I got to see and speak to her since her fiance proposed on Friday. I congratulated her and gave her a hug, and I am genuinely happy for her! But we were in a group of people and they were asking when she was going to get married. She said they were thinking next January, between semesters.
Then she mentioned she wanted to have babies relatively soon and starts laughing and says, “Oh my god, Gabby is going to have a heart attack.”
Is the popular perception of me that I’m really that judgmental of women who choose to marry and start families early in life? I always thought I came of as respectful of women who made that decision but maybe there are some things I need to reevaluate about my relationships with women, especially women who have different values and expectations than I do.
I am not even close to a point in my life where I’m ready to settle down, get married, and have children. But that doesn’t mean I don’t respect women who are at that point, regardless of whether I think it’s an intelligent decision or not.
I have a lot of thinking to do.
Yes, I know this is supposed to be a Feminism+Doctor Who blog. But my feminism cannot be contained to one fandom, and Game of Thrones royally pissed me off last night. So below the jump is a brief discussion of last night’s episode of GoT and the show’s history of gratuitous violence against women. Trigger warnings for rape, incest, and violence all apply.
SUCH a huge problem with Game of Thrones last night.