Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For More Powerful Women

How come movies aren’t made about the girl making the first move (in a heterosexual relationship) and succeeding? How come whenever we hear about love at first sight, it’s always from the man’s point of view: “From the moment I laid my eyes on her, I knew she was the one” or “Mom, I just met my future wife” (Got that one from Stephen Colbert). Why do some boys who are friend zoned eventually get the girl, but girls who are friend zoned never get the guy? Are men more patient than woman? The only time I’ve heard of girls making the first move and succeeding in real life was when I read one of Cosmo’s Snap Stories a few days ago, and I can only recall two movies where the girl gets the guy and not the other way around. One was Korean: Twenty and the other was Definitely, Maybe: the only example I can recall of a girl being friend zoned but eventually getting the guy. Are these movies rare because these things don’t happen in real life? I mean Britney Spears proposed to Kevin Federline and looked how that turned out. I wonder these things because I’m genuinely curious if there’s a rational explanation for all of this and because I refuse to let the patriarchy win (and my “Oh my god I just met my future husband” moment die). These thoughts may be biased and irrational, but I think we can all agree that women need more power roles in Hollywood or at least receive acknowledgement for all the shit they do on a day-to-day basis.