One thing I really disliked about this episode was the whole "we're too alike so our relationship is boring/opposites attract is so much better." It's so cliche. The one reason I am giving it a pass is that Tessa is a teenager so of course she is convinced that her lust for Ryan is something more, and she's idealizing it even more now that he's gone.
I totally loved Dahlia's very specific request for her yogurt date. She might be picky but at least she knows what she wants which shows that at the very least, she has put some thought into it.
When I was in high school, one of my teachers had developed quite a bit of a feminist streak over her teaching career. By the time we had her, she had taken to using Ms., she invited us to call her by her first name, telling girls not to go to college to get their MRS degree, and wearing orthopedic flats after years of wearing the more feminine looking heels. One day when she was in a particularly feisty mood, she went on a rant about social norms for women and took her shoes off. OH. MY. GOD! The years of heels had totally deformed her feet. The whole class was slightly disturbed, even the boys. It's been almost 20 years since I graduated, but seriously, I still can see her deformed feet. Smashed, crossed toes, and weirdly high arches. Barbie foot. Not as extreme as the x-ray, but disturbing nonetheless.
I took a course on women in Chinese history when I was in college and when we talked about foot binding, everyone was horrified that parents would cripple their children like that for a chance at marriage. Then someone pointed out that moden women essentially do the same thing to themselves voluntarily. High heels are so terrible for your feet, your joints, your back, etc. They shorten the Achilles heel, put too much pressure on the ball of the foot, throw your alignment and balance out of whack but they are considered what a feminine woman should wear on her feet. Related rant: women carrying heavy handbags, especially on their forearms. Although Dallas's Barbie foot was played for laughs, I was hoping that she would at least start wearing flats. It's one thing to want to make yourself look pretty to attract a man. It's another to cripple yourself while doing it. And I say that as someone who used to wear 3" heels to work every day and then walk across campus up hills.
Lisa's motivation for wanting to lock Malik down before his price goes up made me sad. I've heard people use the same logic when deciding to get engaged in real life. I want to shake these people and tell them that getting married because you're afraid to lose someone is a horrible idea. You shouldn't get married out of paranoia or fear. If this person loves you, they are going to love you and be faithful to you whether you are married or not.
Heh, obviously I am taking this show too seriously.
Edited by ElectricBoogalo, Mar 18, 2014 @ 3:43 AM.