Friday, May 27, 2016

My Weekend Crush

Well the day after a sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic asshat has clinched the Republican party’s nomination for president, I think we could all use a palate refresher. How about Gillian Anderson getting behind a fan-driven dream casting campaign to make her the next Bond. What I particularly love is how she obviously gives zero fucks about the misogynistic freakouts that were sure to follow from fanboys everywhere. But then that’s Gillian, she gives absolutely zero fucks about fragile male ego.

As she told Glamour UK a couple years ago:

Glamour: Do you think life is more or less complicated for women nowadays?
Anderson: I think the really complicated thing about life now is that men haven't caught up with us.
Glamour: What do you get riled about in a feminist context?
Anderson: [Sighing] A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
Glamour: But don't you ever feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men. I do appreciate gentlemen, though. I have a frozen shoulder at the moment and I've been on a plane twice a week since February, struggling to put my bag into the overhead compartment. Because I always do things for myself I don't ask for help, but it's amazing how people don't even offer. Only three times in two months has any man offered to help. It's sad.
No, I don’t feel sorry for men. The thing about feminism and the fight for equality of any minority group be they people of color or those with disabilities or LGBT people is the folks who already have it need to realize they aren’t losing anything. As it’s been said before by others: when you’ve lived a life accustomed to the privilege of being male or straight or white or whatever equality can feel like oppression. But, believe me, it isn’t.

Or, to allow Gillian to put it more succinctly:

Happy zero fucks given weekend, all.

p.s. I love that Gillian is keeping up this Jane Bond business.


Anonymous said...

I just wish she would marry; me sigh......

Carmen SanDiego said...

I'm all for Gillian as Jane Bond as long as she isn't blonde in the movie. Cause Bond isn't blonde, c'mon
Have a great weekend, DS. I'm going to A-Camp this week, see you when I get back

egghead said...

Ah, Jillian is a cup of fresh breezes.

Alexis G said...

I would totally watch GA as Bond in the cinemas again.. love her since The X-Files days