see, in spanish the word for “genre” and the word for “gender” is the same: “género”. if you live in mexico and someone asks you what gender you are, you can be whatever i’m comfortable with. i’m a boy, or a girl. i’m a crime noir with a bit of spicy romance. i’m post-punk electronic music. i have trascended human perceptions of gender and am now a being of pure art
Women do not exist solely for men. Please stop defining your female characters exclusively in relation to your…
nevertheless, Moffat has a real problem with writing women. Even from Blink and Girl in the Fireplace I could tell he just wasn’t good at writing women properly, as human beings and people with agency of their own. I critiqued him back then and basically got attacked by people who even then were beginning to think Moffat was god because they were so tired of RTD and the things he pulled. As for the problems with Moff’s treatment of women, I think it’s done from a place of ignorance, rather than malice. He relies way too much on the Manic-Pixie-Dreamgirl archetype and that’s really problematic, but I honestly just think it’s because he doesn’t know any better. Not to mention, despite Jenna Coleman’s fantastic acting chops, I still feel as though Clara has no personality. This is an issue with the writing. There still can be problematic issues in a show that also has good, progressive themes as well. One doesn’t cancel out the other, nor do I think it makes Moffat a bad person.
Women do not exist solely for men. Please stop defining your female characters exclusively in relation to your man-child protagonists.
I’m talking about you, Clara “I was born to save the Doctor” Oswald.
You’re missing the whole point because it’s not about a woman saving a man, it’s about a human being saving the Doctor, being his guardian angel, and being a woman it’s a plus because I think the idea is that she is courageous enough to put her life in the line to save someone she loves, whether it’s a man or not!
This is not being a feminist. This is just hating a man because he’s a man! So keep your judgemental bullshit to a minimum and stop trying to corrupt this amazing show!
You’re talking to the man who wrote in an inter-species lesbian couple into half the episodes in this series. Come on.
OP is also talking to the man who keeps writing plotlines that involve little girls growing up and falling in love with the doctor in the span of about an episode each, and this doesn’t seem to alarm anyone.
# I stopped watching Doctor Who ages ago but everytime I try to go back this shit pops up Amy’s entire story is how much she loves the Doctor and then how much she loves Rory and also how great she looks in a skirt I love Amy but she was handled completely wrong River is trained to kill the Doctor and.. fell in love with him almost immediately? I like the lesbian couple but I did find it odd that in Sherlock he had another lesbian who fell in love with a man and that’s bisexualit… I don’t know guys OP has a point and it isn’t just on one person okay so stop trying to defend problematic shit by discrediting other people
before ya’ll go talking about “misandry,” lemme explain you a thing
Also, for further information, Manboobz is an excellent resource. Go there. It’s awesome.
You are my hero right now!
And Man Boobz is great. Everyone that can’t believe MRAs are that bad needs to pay it a fucking visit because they are:
e) All of the above
|—||How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran. (via melissa-ooo)|
Or we can say, “Fuck it. There is no way I can win — so I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want. I’m going to wear overalls, or I’m going to wear high heels. I’m going to have sex with twenty strangers in a night, or I’m not going to have sex with anyone. I’m going to dress conservatively and professionally in public at all times, or I’m going to sell naked pictures of myself on the Internet if I bloody well feel like it.”
And in saying, “I can’t win, so I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want to do,” we can create the beginnings of a victory. We can create the beginnings of a world where we really can win. We can create the beginnings of a world where we’re a little more free than the women who came before us… and where the women who come after us are a little more free than we are. We probably can’t create a perfect world, where women’s bodies aren’t commodified in the slightest (not in this generation, anyway). But we can create a better world: a world where women’s bodies and minds belong less to the patriarchy, and more to ourselves.
|—||Greta Christina (What I May Do With My Naked Body: A Reply to Azar Majedi About the #NudePhotoRevolutionaries Calendar)|
men at large feel like they are being robbed of something when an attractive woman with a 90% chance of developing breast cancer gets a double mastectomy
what better illustration of the male sense of sexual entitlement do you need
|—||In defence of hooking up – in university and beyond | Jill Filipovic | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk (via sexisnottheenemy)|
|—||Shu-mei Shih bringing the realness into my life in her article on the Ethics of Transnational Encounters (via catladysoul)|
|—||George R.R. Martin, Rolling Stone Magazine, May 2012 (via cumberbitchsandwich)|