That Time of the . . . Year Again
(and even of all football fandoms)
to join me and share their experiences, opinions, and theories about
WOMEN IN HORROR
and why we love them.
That's right: Women in Horror Month is upon us again! I know I could use a spiritual and wholesome distraction from the modern secular celebration of Valentine's Day, and it totally fits the bill.
But the Women in Horror Month blog is not run by similar Scrooges. They picked February because it has something in common with the menstrual cycle (Think!) and because the "hearts and horror combination" make them happy.
Speaking of happy, note that this year "Women in Horror" Month both heralds the Lenten season and plays out in its entirety before Ash Wednesday. This will let me indulge in secular schlock while pretending I'm being spiritual, taking me back to the golden days of my Catholic blog, when blogging became a major expression of my Faith and turned my Faith into nothing but a major hobby. (Which is why I now hold all Catholic bloggers with regular postings suspect.) Doesn't it make a gorgeously gory oyster to the pearl of the first anniversary of my outing of myself as a "WerePunk Catholic"?!?!?!
Translation: I'm "Bad" again, my friends! (Terry, would you please notify you-know-who?)
Now on to stuff that would be important even if my blogs had never been born . . .
You don't need me to tell you that the re-named "Women in Horror Recognition Month" is basically a feminist thing. But you might need me to remind you that "feminist" means "Marxist" and that we don't like that here. (Of course, if you want to like it on your own blog, that's no skin off my T&A.)
For me, "Women in Horror" is and has always been a Marian thing. Eve and the Serpent. The Woman and the Dragon. The reason girls can enhance adventures and not just hinder them. And some of the last morality plays left in the world.
So you see why the ideal of "equality" leaves me cold. We don't want Final Girl to be equal to the villain chasing her down; we want her to triumph over him. At least I think that's what "we" want. =P
You might have noticed that I've been having an awful time getting words out lately--which means that this definitely isn't my Midnight Warrior submission post. (Just stating the obvious!) But it's up now because I wanted to start February off on the right foot.
(Now let's just hope I end it on the left foot . . .)