Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood
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Musk & Boucher

While all the memes and comments about Mr. Musk's girlfriend are moderately funny, I can't help but notice that all the ones I've seen have a strong erasure of the fact that Ms. Boucher has agency.

She's not dating him against her will. He did not purchase her out of a catalog. He did not order his EA to obtain her. He did not hire Cyrano to ghostwrite poetry to woo her. She is not a 22yo intern being molested with a cigar over the Resolute Desk. Her friends did not strap her down to a table and get out a branding iron.

Why is everyone so twisted up about this? I don't get it. Is it that only guys who look like Eric Draven are supposed to date girls who look like Ms. Boucher?

He told a obscure joke that only a very narrow sub-population of very well read students of 21st century philosophy of science would get, and she got it. That's a better "first flirt" than most.
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