Mar. 10th, 2013

carmen_lj: (spartacus; frenemies for the win!)
There are an Unsurprising Number of historical inaccuracies in Spartacus and mostly I don't give a toss (though it has taken a bit to get used to Julius Casear looking, and acting IMO, more like Alexander the Great) but argh there was just one of my HISTORY BUTTONS DAMMIT and now I'm unreasonably annoyed. Some dude just said to a widowed Roman woman "why you want to stay here anyway, you're a woman, no better than a slave to the Romans." Which, no. QUITE A LOT OF NO. Portraying women as worse of in history than they actually were pisses me off LIKE WOAH, cause it's all a bit "oh, why are you complaining about the wage gap, look how bad things were for women *insert any time in history*" because obv women never had any power or legal rights or did anything ever before the twentieth century.

When, in fact, if you were a woman at this time in Rome, best thing to be was a widow in terms of freedom and rights. And also rich, that always helps.

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