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“Leslie’s like a well-intentioned traveler with a  really bad sense of direction. She’s a person who believes that all it  takes is one person to care to create change. She doesn’t have that set  of skills you need, like sly negotiation skills and the ability to  withhold praise and love. She is like an open-face sandwich. You always  know what you’re going to get.”  x

“Leslie’s like a well-intentioned traveler with a really bad sense of direction. She’s a person who believes that all it takes is one person to care to create change. She doesn’t have that set of skills you need, like sly negotiation skills and the ability to withhold praise and love. She is like an open-face sandwich. You always know what you’re going to get.”  x

matterinspace:

So I loved this last episode. It was filled with immense heart, and nothing makes me happier than Ben and Leslie. These are a few comments about the effects of Ben and Leslie’s genders— how being female or male on this show affects our viewing of it.

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TOO ADD TO THAT: Agreed, agreed, agreed. BenLeslie just gives me all the emotions and I love them to death, but the double standards we have on both sides of the argument bother me. Would I have been angry if Leslie had been fired or had resigned? Hell yes—I would have burst into tears quite possibly. Am I happy Ben resigned and took the fall for Leslie? Is that even a question that needs to be asked? (Answer: no. No it isn’t.) The point is (because I’m super tired and slightly delusional) that if Leslie had resigned or been fired, I still don’t believe that that would have stopped her from pursuing her career and I would have rooted for her if that was the choice she made (my opinion on her ever resigning below). She has every right to decide what to ‘give up’ or ‘sacrifice’ for Ben. To stress, just like Ben, she has a choice which she can make, and if she ever chose to resign that wouldn’t mean anti-feminism is in play. To me, equality and the definition of feminism is the opportunity to have as much as a choice or chance as another.

On a side note, it would have been horribly out of character for Leslie to choose to resign (as the latest episode proves). It was far more likely for Leslie to have been fired. Leslie fights for what she wants always. The only way I could see her resigning voluntarily would be if it would save the jobs of her entire department or bodily harm was threatened—in other words, if she was forced to resign. That would open up a completely different can of worms.

On a side side note:

HOW I FELT ABOUT THE EPISODE.

gardenstate22:

My Top 10 TV Shows of 2011 (in no particular order)
3/10: Parks and Recreation

gardenstate22:

My Top 10 TV Shows of 2011 (in no particular order)

3/10: Parks and Recreation

Finally caught up with Parks and Recreation, and I have so much respect for Leslie Knope. Having packed approximately two seasons of the show into two days, I seriously doubt I can adequately verbalize my love for this character. But her insane devotion to her work and her friends honestly inspires me. I’ve always been told that I don’t have to like my career, as I could always do what I love on the side, but Leslie makes me want to say, “Fuck that shit,” and just do what I love for the main course—even if I’d get paid next to nothing.

Finally caught up with Parks and Recreation, and I have so much respect for Leslie Knope. Having packed approximately two seasons of the show into two days, I seriously doubt I can adequately verbalize my love for this character. But her insane devotion to her work and her friends honestly inspires me. I’ve always been told that I don’t have to like my career, as I could always do what I love on the side, but Leslie makes me want to say, “Fuck that shit,” and just do what I love for the main course—even if I’d get paid next to nothing.

matterinspace:

I’m pretty sure this is exactly what I sound like when I defend my TV shows.





Yes, this is exactly what you sound like. Just even more nerdy. Either that, or they cut Ben Wyatt off before he could really get rolling.

matterinspace:

I’m pretty sure this is exactly what I sound like when I defend my TV shows.

Yes, this is exactly what you sound like. Just even more nerdy. Either that, or they cut Ben Wyatt off before he could really get rolling.