DearEvette March 12, 2015 Share March 12, 2015 (edited) For that matter, Cookie's attitude towards gay men, as exemplified in her behavior towards Michael, also seems to come from some strange antediluvian place. Even if we suppose she got stuck in a timewarp of sorts when she went to jail: that would have been in 1997, the world wasn't that different back then, as I remember it. Cookie's attitude toward Michael, all things considered, is much more enlightened than some people still today. She has no problems with homosexuals given her love for Jamal. But I saw her attitude toward Michael as the same as her attitude toward Camilla. This is a hanger on. Not worthy of her son. While she puts digs in on Camilla's age -- you wouldn't necessarily say Cookie hates all older women or might care one way or another if Camilla was dating some other younger dude. But even so there has still been a fairly big cultural shift since 1997 led largely by technological innovations that Cookie would have missed out on. For instance, by 1997 there were probably still quit a few people who had only just knew what the internet was but had never really been on it. When my mother was diagnosed with being bi-polar in the late 80s/early90s, the doctor referred to it as 'Manic-Depression' because of our "wha...? faces when she used the term Bi-Polar'. We didn't start using the more modern terminology til much later and unlike Cookie we were all college educated and supposedly more aware of stuff than she would be. I actually thought, like the earlier episode when she didn't know what 'going viral' was, that was great reminder that Cookie is smart but she's not educated. And I loved the later scene of her looking it up. Another indicator of how smart Cookie is. Edited March 12, 2015 by DearEvette 10 Link to comment
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