YES I’M CHEATING RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE DON’T @ ME.
A prime selection of Mean Moms and Women Who Could Beat Me Up.
Is it a coincidence that this list of “women I loved who deserved better” is comprised of women of color — and almost exclusively queer women of color? Given the intertwined histories of sexism, racism, and homophobia in this country, I think not.
Everybody on this list except Angela Chase really believes in themselves and I truly do appreciate that in a human being.
I’m not sure what it says about me — or, more precisely perhaps, what it says about television — that this list isn’t full of characters that feel like representations of me or the people that I’m drawn to in real life.
If you’ve read this far I think it’s pretty clear that I love a highly competent femme with a lot of personal problems.
Anne Lister is that dyke.