Girl, interrupted made me sad in a happy kind of way. They design protagonists to be relatable for a reason.
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators in what goes on in the Universe.
People are so quick to apply their newfound knowledge of critical thinking and textual analysis and institutional prejudices and such I think they really forget to think critically about what they’re being taught about these things. If you’re learning it institutionally there are a bunch of problems and if you’re learning it yourself there are different problems so just maybe think carefully about how you’re calling things out as you see them as oppressive- try to take in some other contexts before deciding if something is right or wrong- try to consider how helpful your analyses are. That’s not to say that some things aren’t oppressive & wrong & that things shouldn’t be talked about and stuff.. just think about it more.
Watching ancient aliens just makes me want to go to the places they talk about.