It’s deplorable that sexually adventurous young women are constantly told they are “degrading themselves” by seeking out various experiences, that every bit of enjoyment eats away at some secret store of purity. This whole tradition–the idea that women need be preserved in glass so as not to “ruin” themselves, lest they diminish their sexual value by “giving it away”–restricts the lived autonomy of women in ways I can’t even begin to articulate. None of the slut-shaming makes sense unless you assume women live to give themselves to men in their purest possible form.
Another solid episode. My favorite was the scene with Hank and Skyler in the restaurant. That hug was spooky & awkward as hell. I didn’t think it was possible for Betsy Brandt to out act Anna Gunn, but she really stepped up her game in this episode. That bitch slap was great, but the scene that…
The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss - an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. - is sure to be noticed.
The Genius Of The Crowd: Charles Bukowski (by Kuro Groves)
One way of judging a poet is by his/her getting right to a truth and, here, Bukowski is brilliant. In my own life, in my own experiences here in this site with members of the respectable crowd, I know him to be absolutely right—and I think many others will, too.