Betty Friedan Would Be So Proud
Oh, Steffy. Steffy, Steffy, Steffy.
My favorite days are the ones where a B&B episode sets the feminist movement back about six decades.
This could be a heartbreaking story, Steffy's miscarriage. Instead, it's already about Hope moving in on Liam and Steffy becoming fixated on becoming pregnant again AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. Ostensibly to make sure Liam doesn't jump ship.
And this could be a moving and powerful story, Steffy's newly-diagnosed near-inability to conceive. Because that is a real thing that happens to real women every day, and it's not generally something that leads them directly to getting hung up on holding onto their men. Because it's so much bigger than that.
And it could be one of those great soapy "unlikely friendships form" type of storylines, the way they've positioned Katie as Steffy's first ally upon getting the news.
Steffy: No no no. I promised my husband a child and I'm going to give him a child. And you're telling me that I can't? I am not hearing that!
God forbid she think about her own needs. God forbid any freaking thing on this show not be immediately about Liam Effing "Douchenozzle" Spencer.
Look, let me be fair. This just started. They could go somewhere better from here. And there have been some lovely moments so far.
I just fear that this, like everything else, will be all about hanging onto Liam. And I can't.
How much did we laugh at Bill Spencer of all people explaining women's health to Liam today?
Meanwhile, Brooke. Brooke is diabolical at this point.
Oh, Eric. He's done for. Stupid, stupid Eric. He just has to rescue Brooke. Has to! Since the poor thing clearly did nothing wrong! She only screwed her sister's husband, got pregnant by him, and simply wants Eric to lend a hand by breaking Taylor's heart and pretending it's his kid so he can raise a family with Brooke until she loses interest again!
WHO COULD SAY NO.
We're all pretty much in agreement this episode was literally ghost-written by Simone de Beauvoir, right?