dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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On being intentionally unsympathetic.

Well, as I was reminded yesterday, Connie was one half of the "having your cake and eating it too" sandwich Lynn served up when she was plagiarizing Cathy Guisewite. Connie represented Lynn's need to look down on feminists because they represented a threat to her marriage while at the same time using feminist slogans to complain about customs that bothered her. This allowed Elly to complain about being thought of as "female adjunct of an actual (i.e. MALE) human being" while at the same time varying between thrilling at and being disgusted by the allegedly wild life Connie had.

The reason that I mention this is that Annie is the other half of the equation. She started out as a pompous old cow who went out of her way to make Elly feel like a horrible parent when she represented a woman in Lynn Lake who intimidated the shit out of Lynn only to mutate into a different sort of unsympathetic twit who was really asking for the affair she got when she represented some PERSON in Corbeil who had NOISY children and who didn't respect Lynn's career and so on and so forth. While Connie became more sympathetic when she started to talk and act and think more like Elly did, Annie stayed unsympathetic because every social circle needs a friend no one really likes. The sad thing is that Annie doesn't realize that that's her role in Eternity's grand scheme.
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