“shit it’s 2 a.m.” i say every day at 2 a.m. as if i am surprised
You know, Peeta’s unconventional masculinity is as relevant for traditional gender subversion in The Hunger Games as Katniss’s unconventional femininity.
It’s a bit annoying to see everyone and their mother praising Katniss for being such a unique action female hero, and then hearing those same people making fun of Peeta for being a weakling and a ‘sissy’.
Yes, Peeta paints sunsets and bakes cookies and frosts cakes. He is sometimes/usually unarmed and needs Katniss’s protection. He needs saving at several points across the story, and eventually he is captured and needs rescuing.
So what? Just as Katniss can be dextrous at archery, an assassin and a leader in combat, while retaining her kindness, humanity and selflessness, Peeta can paint, bake, and not be a traditional male action hero and still be the male lead and romantic hero of the story. He can still be sexually alluring for Katniss and capable of extremely heroic actions, while needing rescue and baking cakes.
And if you can’t see how relevant it is for this story and for a younger generation to understand that traditional and media-approved masculinity is also a social construct/imposition, as restrictive and reactionary as enforced traditional femininity can be, then the joke’s on you.
So, here’s the deal. I have been searching for steady work for a long while now and finally have two jobs lined up. I am going to meet with both places in December, and training starts on the 10th. This is the problem. Everything is In December. I need to be working, like, yesterday in order to make rent.
So, right now I am fighting to stay afloat until I have a steady income again. Since I have to wait, I am at my limit and out of extra funds. My utilities are taken care of, but I do not have enough for rent.
I need to come up with
850.00 650.00516.00 to be able to make December’s rent by the 4th. The last thing I want is to lose my home before the holidays. Please, if you can spare even five dollars, or just two dollars, it would be very much appreciated. I just need a little help to get through this coming month while I’m getting back on my feet.
If all you can is reblog, that helps too.
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A big BIG thank you to everyone who has signal boosted and been able to help so far. <3
I apologize to be using this blog for personal reasons again, but my girlfriend just needs a little boost to get through December! She’s worked so hard and is closer to getting a job than she’s been in a long while, and the last thing she needs is to lose her home right before the holidays.