it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same
I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life
For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw
Actually, that should be ar-kan-saw. Minor but noticeable difference.
Sorry for the pedantry.
i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?
and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.
Not saying this to disprove the above… more of an illustration of how rare it is, maybe?
In the X-men cartoon from the 90s, Storm and Rogue are shopping at a mall when they encounter Jubilee. It’s one of the rare time they’re dressed in civilian clothes and not their X-uniforms. I think a couple seconds from these scenes are even used in the opening credits.
Just wanted to point out the only time I can think of a female character doing something “girly”.