“If a girl is lucky enough to receive any sex education, she will be taught the biological basics. She’ll learn that men have penises and testicles and produce sperm and women have vaginas and uterii and produce ova. She’ll learn that when a man and a woman have sex, the man inserts his penis into the woman’s vagina until he ejaculates. She’ll learn that the semen in the ejaculate will render her vulnerable to pregnancy so she will have to protect herself by using a hormonal or a barrier contraceptive. Hormonal contraception is preferable because barrier methods such as condoms, while safer for women, apparently reduce sensation for men which is obviously a no-no. It’s much better that a woman take a pill every day for her entire reproductive lifespan, or get a painful injection every 12 weeks, or have a copper rod inserted into her uterus, or a silicone rod implanted into her arm. She probably won’t learn that 3 out of 4 women never orgasm from vaginal intercourse. She almost definitely won’t learn how women do achieve orgasm. She’ll learn her place as a receptacle.”
so i actually semi got my wish and i’m hella surprised. this is the second finale in a row that shonda has made me feel like it was christmas morning and i am not used to that thanks to grey’s anatomy.
yes, i’m firmly in the camp of people who enjoyed it. i am so satisfied. so much happened that i wanted.
- the return of huck’s fam
- maya’s caught but not dead aka more khandi YAY
- elirowancommand isn’t gone but he is fully back into his evil element and that’s the next best thing i guess. lbr there was no where for him to go storyline-wise with that i care a little facade
- plot twist that i called around mid season - neither of liv’s parents are more evil than the other, ugh they’re an absolute mess
- the most imporant thing of all LIV IS AWAY FROM ALL THEIR MESS AND EVERYONE ELSE’S, EVEN IF TEMPORARILY THANK GOODNESS. #flyaway #befree #findyourself
- that look her face morphed into as she looked out the window means she’s not 100% into this decision but i hope she can get some kind of piece of mind.
- i’m a little annoyed that jake’s with her but then again maybe he can keep her on track with ignoring the yearning to return
- of course i do not like her reason for going and it broke my heart. you’re not the problem, liv. you just have a very unhealthy amount of unfortunate relationships.
- the one satisfaction is the potential events that will be the result of when liv does get back and finds out everything her dad did
- meanwhile, fitz has his second term and i relished in his final scene. re. lished. he got what he wanted. i did not relish in the way he got it, tho, which brings me to
- the one thing i’m not happy about at all: they didn’t have to do jerry like that. i get it plot-wise but come on. terrible.
- that cringeworthy big jerry sl has finally been put to rest. liv disclosing the info to fitz doesn’t bother me that much because i think the relationship between those three is substantially complex thanks to their history and…yeah. i think liv made a call in the moment and it was the right one. he needed to know. i’m glad that liv couldn’t deal with him verbally berating mellie anymore. if she hadn’t been affected in that moment, i would’ve raged.
- hopefully all storylines involving violence/abuse of main characters on this show has been put to bed because it all was haphazardly handled tbqh. do better, writers.
- of course olivia/fitz isn’t over, no matter how much i wish they were, but their relationship has taken yet another huge hit and they’re going to have to find a way to transform their feelings for each other into Something Else in s4. can’t say i’m looking forward to that, more like it makes me roll my eyes, but it’ll hopefully be somewhat interesting. i do hope mellie/andrew isn’t finished.
- the one thing i’m still completely confused about or maybe missed: so maya’s only reason for doing all that was to keep fitz away from liv? really? that feels weird and i feel robbed. if that was it, why the hell wouldn’t she just team up with elirowancommand? her storyline didn’t add up for me. or maybe i just got lost somewhere trying to keep up with everything that happened in this supersized season.
- the thing i’m ignoring: quinn/huck. i am abby, abby is me.
- overall: good season, but i’m glad it’s over. looking forward to s4 starting up again with a huge time jump and some character development.
Mercedes Jones in “Tested”
MAKE ME CHOOSE BETWEEN:
- two songs
- two bands
- two actors
- two actresses
- two singers
- two movies
- two books
- two characters
- two ships
- two shows
- two anything
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