men feel threatened by the word ‘liberation’.” —
On Autonomy and the Role of Men in Feminism, and Women Only Spaces or Events
UNSW Tharunka, Special Wom*ns Issue
“Who cares what orientation/race/gender they are”
BECAUSE A GROUP OF PEOPLE HAS A HIGHER CHANCE OF BEING MURDERED BASED ON THOSE THINGS THAT’S WHY
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.(via whovianfeminism)
If you want proof that gun control works just look at the fact that in Australia people have now twice tried to assassinate the prime minister with sandwiches
I told my government class about the Great Emu War and half the class didn’t believe me so we had my government teacher look it up on the projector oh my god
only in australia
wait how did the emus win
have you ever met an emu
I love Australia.