Somehow I think saying something rude about my friend won’t make me like you
because i don’t give two shits about customizing my phone or any of that pointless shit they use to sell you other phones with. i just want a phone...
I’m sorry I can’t participate in societies’ bullshit because of my severe gender blindness
Let’s get one thing clear at the outset: I am a Nu!Whovian. I will be honest and admit that I’ve seen only bits and pieces of the classic series, and that is something that I would like to watch in the future. Still, the reboot was my introduction to the series; I started with Nine during Spring Break four years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s not a series without flaws—indeed, that’s about as far away from the truth as it can be—but it’s a good series and an important one. Through the eyes of an alien come again and again to Earth, we as an audience, however consciously, are called to examine what it is that makes us good and what makes us human. We laugh, we cry, we ship frantically and passionately. A show that can elicit that kind of response has to be good for something, at least.
However, I can also argue that while good responses are evoked by this show, there are also a lot of troubling issues that are brought up as well. I think we see this most prevalently in the Moffat-verse. This isn’t to say that RTD doesn’t have his share of problems (Christ metaphor, anyone? Rather, anyone who DIDN’T catch onto that? Too subtle, RTD!), but for me, the Moffat-verse is the most problematic, mostly in terms of how Moffat himself deals with women and female characters.
This extends into the other works of his that I’ve seen, namely Sherlock and Coupling. I can’t make the blanket statement and say that all of his works raise this issue because I simply haven’t seen all of it, but from his more popular shows, I feel that his treatment of women is at best troubling and at the worst, downright misogynist.
So you can tl;dr this, call me a crazy feminist, and tell me I’m reading too much into this—and honestly, you may be right. Still, this is an issue I have to take into consideration when I watch Who now, when I sit there and frantically wait for Sherlock to start, and so, this results.
[spoilers for New!Who and Sherlock beneath the cut, as well as spoilers for the first two seasons of Coupling]
can we talk about this ~deduction~ sherlock makes in ASiP because it really pisses me off on so many levels and people in the Sally Donovan tag are being fucking pricks so I would like to indulge myself in a little fandom rant
content warning: sexually inappropriate comments at work, sex/slut shaming, misogyny in general, cissexism, racism
- When they cite Rose, Martha and Donna as proof of his brilliance.
- When they cite River as proof of his brilliance. (Further reasoning- she may be badass but everything she has ever done was centered around the Doctor and NOTHING ELSE.)
- Actually, when they think that a female being able to kick ass makes them a good character. Because, guess what? It doesn’t. When Clara, Amy, and River are being used to sex-up ass-kickery and yet live their entire lives centered around dudes, that’s not being a strong character, that’s him writing his dream girl. And if it was once, it would be okay. But he literally writes the same girl over and over again.
He got lucky with Sally Sparrow.
- IRENE ADLER DOESN’T FUCKING COUNT BECAUSE HE DIDN’T COME UP WITH HER CHARACTER AND ALSO MADE HER LESS BAD ASS THAN THE SOURCE MATERIAL, SO SUCK MY NON-EXISTENT DICK.