Last night I watched s1 e1 of Jane the Virgin while wearing a borrowed pro-abortion t-shirt.

My friend kept assuring me that the show gets less cheesy, that this was just the first episode and then things start to pick up.

But I LOVE the cheesiness of the first episode. The tension and the honesty about female relationships are all there and so real.

For example, I love the line when Jane confronts her mother about whether or not she would have kept her if not for her grandmother making her. He mother answers truthfully, “I’m glad I had you.” Jane, “That’s not what I asked.” “I know.”

This beautiful little interaction shows the tension between mother/daughter on multiple levels especially when it becomes known that Alba actually wanted Xiomara to abort Jane.

That’s all well and good, but the main thing I love about this first episode is it shows that pregnancy is not related to sex and vice versa.

You don’t have to have sex to get pregnant.

And in the same thread: Sex is not about getting pregnant.

This is such a relief for women. It means that waiting until marriage is fine if that’s what you want to do. But you don’t have to be doing it because you want to be married before you have kids.

It also means that there’s nothing wrong with enjoying sex as an activity and not as a way to procreate.

In other words, it’s fine to enjoy sex as a woman (I know, I know and as a man… but seems like everyone is fine with letting men enjoy it already), and to not just lie back and think of the Queen or the King or Jesus or whatever and that it’s just about making babies.

Nope. You can make babies without sex.

Sex is something else.

It’s something we do for fun with another. Not unlike playing a card game, except for all the added benefits of physical stimulation.


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