With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.
34 years later and this is STILL relevant
RIP to both of these great men.
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”
Buddha (via psych-facts)
This episode of The West Wing first aired November 24th, 1999. Rob Lowe’s character Sam Seaborn is arguing against the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee who has a shaky position on the right to privacy— specifically, the guy doesn’t think it’s constitutionally guaranteed.
Yes, everyone loves talking about how this show has anticipated many of the political moments of the early aughts. That said—even if this quote only serves as a reminder that the debates du jour are not something we’re just alighting upon now, that seems like reason enough to revisit it.
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