Three simple rules in life. 1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. 3. If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.
1) Jo March: obviously the best. loves books, frequently sulks around in the garret looking moody, struggles at domestic things. recognizes that laurie is going to forever be more concerned with his hair than with her, marries a hot, intellectual professor, and lives happily ever after with her impeccable collection of hats.
2) Amy March: the one you were supposed to hate, but always secretly one of my favorites. bright, petulant and very into getting her own way. i like a lady who hustles to get what she wants, whether that’s 24 pickled limes or a trip with aunt josephine march.
oh, you don’t want to go to europe? I WILL.
oh, Jo, you love your book more than me? BURN IT TO DEATH.
DON’T TELL ME YOU DON’T RESPECT THOSE SIDE EYES.
3) Meg March: meg’s appreciation for ‘dainty food and nice things’ is to be lauded, but she’s a bit of a dullard who’s overly concerned with marriage, money, and decorum. she does deserve a few props for marrying the poor, earnest mr. smith for love, and for being patient enough to deal with the eternally squalling daisy and demi.
4) BETH: oh, poor, sweet, ever-suffering beth. she’s the selfless martyr of the books, but it’s very, very hard to love someone who’s so goddamn good all the time. buck up a bit! tell a joke! eat something nice! the world is not so bad.
5) Theodore Lawrence including Laurie because he has does have great hair, and lives in a romantically dilapidated mansion, but he would be one of the insufferable Young Literary Men of Brooklyn if he was alive today.
Plan B, which is sold over the counter, Ella, and others—as well as intrauterine devices (I.U.D.s), a common form of birth control, could be banned if the Life at Conception Act became law.* Echoing the views of many opponents of personhood laws, Downing argued that these birth-control methods prevented a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s uterus and so, under Paul’s proposal, could instantly be reclassified as weapons of murder.