Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
yeah i mean??? sentiments like that totally ignore the fact that misogyny and misandry - as well as all the other things they list - are not the same and don’t have the same impact???
let’s say someone’s been hitting me with a stick
and finally i get fed up and i rip out a handful of grass and throw it at them
“OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. HOW COULD YOU? HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU WANT EQUALITY. WHY WOULD YOU THROW GRASS AT ME IF YOU WANT ME TO TREAT YOU NICELY AND GIVE YOU HUMAN RIGHTS.”
“well i mean you …. you’ve been beating me with a stick??? you’re beating me right now, actually, and i know throwing grass doesn’t actually do anything but it makes me feel better about the situation and it’s kind of funny and it makes it more bearab-“
“BUT WHEN YOU THROW GRASS AT ME, IT IS JUST AS BAD AS ME HITTING YOU WITH THIS STICK. IF YOU WANT TO BE EQUAL YOU HAVE TO TREAT ME EQUAL”
a beautiful metaphor.
Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy, in case you hadn’t heard. How dare she remove those ticking time bombs from her chest, amiright? Like, hasn’t she learned by now that her body is public domain and we all get to vote on what she does with it? Sheesh, how selfish can ya get.
Someone left this on the table I went to go eat at so I took it and true
I want nothing to do with a feminism that excludes trans* women. Go be a cisterhood without me.
135 notes and counting. Faith in world semi-restored ♥.
Feminism must be intersectional and inclusive or it is bullshit.
dismantle the patriarchy, don’t create a new one
I give this kid an A++
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
good reasons to criticize taylor swift:
- slut shaming lyrics
- queerphobic lyrics
- shaming females who drink alcohol
- other anti-feminist behavior
bad reasons to criticize taylor swift:
- dating your favorite celeb
- falling in and out of relationships frequently
screaming this at everybody
today in history class this kid said something about how women belong in the kitchen and my teacher freaked out and he made all the girls in the class write down “at 1:04pm on wednesday november 7th 2012, nick has been blacklisted” and now we’re not allowed to talk to the kid until he comes into class with the 17 apology letters that he’s being forced to write to every girl in the class i love my history teacher
“But Amy and Clara are exactly alike! They’re completely interchangable!” the haters cry.
I’m lazy and can’t gif, but there’s also:
-Amy loves history and Clara hates it
-Amy ran away from her life with barely a second thought, Clara was worried about leaving her loved ones.
-When the Doctor broke into Amy’s house, she hit him with a baseball bat and handcuffed him. When the Doctor kept coming back to Clara’s house and harassing her, she gave him a weird look and then left it.
-Clara’s interaction with children is like a kind teacher or a parent (The Rings of Akhaten). Amy’s interaction with children is like a friend or rebellious teenage sister (The Beast Below).
But yeah, they’re totally the exact same character.
I could be wrong - I rage-quit the show after Asylum of the Daleks for various reasons - but my understanding is that the issue isn’t so much that Clara and Amy have exactly the same personality or interests, but that Steven Moffat has a tendency to write women a certain way, with a collection of shared characteristics. It doesn’t mean they all react in precisely the same way, or that they have no distinctive character traits at all, but that they do have a lot of traits in common (as well as other female characters during the Moffat era of Doctor Who, not to mention on Sherlock) that seem to be Moffat’s go-to characterization techniques for women.
I’ve only seen the one episode with Clara, but I can say that the above sentiment was part of what caused me to give up the show. I had a huge problem with the way Amy and River’s character arcs were written. And I had a problem with one of Clara’s lines of dialogue in Asylum of the Daleks (the bit about going through a “phase”). It may be that the real issue being discussed is the writing of women on the show in general, with Amy and Clara being the two most obvious points of comparison because they’re the only two female companions Moffat has written.