*policeman voice* alright sir im going to have to ask you a few questions. *pulls out notepad* where did you come from? where did you go? *slams fists on interrogation table* where DID you come from cotton eyed joe?
I also think the role of the assistant has changed since Steven Moffat started overseeing Doctor Who. Rose, Martha and Donna were chosen to travel with the Doctor because they showed in one way or another that they were smart and up to the challenge. Amy and Clara both come to the Doctor first and foremost as mysteries. Amy is the little girl who grew up with a rift in time in her bedroom wall, who doesn’t know why she doesn’t have parents. She spends many episodes being mystically both pregnant and not pregnant but doesn’t know a thing about it and all our information about it comes through the Doctor. What the fuck is that?
Some version of Clara dies on screen twice before she is taken on as the assistant, and it seems like the Doctor takes up with her to find out why. In both cases, the woman is not of interest for her character or her abilities, but for some fundamental mystery in her being. The mystery isn’t even a secret she’s keeping, something over which she has control- it’s something she does not know about, that the Doctor must puzzle out in his own mind. It’s not about her- it’s about what’s wrong with her. When Steven Moffat took over Doctor Who, women became a problem.
I think the concept of women being a problem under Steven Moffat explains a lot about the way women are treated recently in Doctor Who.
Women’s emotions? PROBLEM! Rory can have a heart to hear with the Doctor about his duel memories, but when Amy wants to talk to him about the same problem in a “Night and the Doctor” short, the Doctor runs away shouting, “She’s having an EMOTION!”
Women’s sexuality? PROBLEM! That’s why River Song, the most sexually assertive character in Moffat’s era, is eventually made out to be a complete Femme Fatale.
Women’s concerns about their safety? PROBLEM! So when Clara is finally informed about the fact the Doctor has seen her die multiple times, that knowledge has to be removed from her mind so that they don’t spend the rest of the season discussing the problem on equal footing.
Wow quirky Brittany you could be the next Einstein God bless your knowledge.
i believe that’s a cat not wine
half of me wants to be a really physically active person but the other half of me is like “nah son” and how can I argue with that
first of all, who let me get so emotionally invested in a television show
no but seriously i have this text post stuck in my sketchbook it genuinely motivates me to do art
One of my favorite photos from 2012.
Virginia police in full riot gear showed up at a women’s rights protest at the Virginia State Capitol this weekend. Hundreds of people were protesting a new amendment that passed that Virginia House that would require women to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. 31 people were arrested.
The ultrasound was transvaginal. What’s more, in addition to riot police, a tactical team also made an appearance, wearing military-style uniforms and carrying assault rifles.
These arrests were actually the main reason Active-RVA started. Because my boyfriend and so many of my friends had been arrested, I did jail support for the nine hours it took to get everybody out. I was receiving real time updates as it happened- “the bus driver made a joke about sexually assaulting us”, “they keep refusing to give us water”, “her wrists have swollen up under the zip ties”, “a woman is having dehydration related cardiac problems,” “they’re not allowing our lawyer to see us”- but had no way to make the information public.
Incidentally, it is now the prevailing opinion among those who followed the case that Ken Cuccinelli himself influenced the processing of the female protesters, ensuring that they would be processed much more slowly than the men, who were all out within four hours.
Guys it got better
Ah, the Ohio Nerdfighters facebook group is a beautiful place.
Brilliance, all of it.
if you get a boyfriend does that mean you have to spend less time on the internet because idk if im prepared for that
so my mom needed a dress for a wedding so she went to neiman marcus and tried this on and sneaked some pictures
then she showed them to my grandmother and with almost a 50 year sewing career she made an exact replica of the dress for her
no one tops my grandma tbh