This is so true for a whole assortment of things but I’ve never been able to put it into words. Like when people find out I’m queer and they suddenly act less homophobic. I have relatives who magically stop showing their racist tendencies around people of color. Just because you don’t display your prejudice around the people you’re prejudiced against doesn’t make you a good person - it still means you’re shitty, but also extra shitty because you realize your behavior is offensive and you only display it around people who won’t be immediately harmed.
Indiana Jones and the Dendrochronological Dating of the Preserved Remains of a Wooden House from the Germanic Migration Period
Hooray! And thanks for the clarification :D
- Stephen Cole, DWM 275
BIG FINISH AUDIO DRAMAS CONFIRMED AS CANON, EXCELLENT.
This would be great if there weren’t some stories I really didn’t want to be canon.
Does anybody know which stories are ‘these new stories’?
Like is Gallifrey canon or…?
This is the kind of thinking I see a lot, even from people who consider themselves staunch feminists, or at the very least allies for our cause. It doesn’t matter if the Doctor is a woman or a POC or not, they say, as long as they are the best person for the role.
The problem is that this type of thinking assumes that the world we live in is a meritocracy, where the person who is best suited for the job gets it. Except anyone who is a woman, especially a WOC, knows that’s the exact opposite of the world we live in.
I am not receiving updates on the Doctor Who casting, so I can’t tell you with certainty what it is like, but if recent speculation is anything to go by, it’s seems pretty certain that women are not being seriously considered for the role. And after 50 years and 11 men, it’s just not possible that the Doctor hasn’t been a woman because they couldn’t find any talented actresses (Doctor as woman reimagined article). Women have systematically been overlooked for the role of the Doctor.
Furthermore, this type of thinking sets up a false dichotomy. Either the Doctor becomes a woman solely to please the feminist brigade (essentially, tokenism), or we find the “best” actor for the role. But women have so much to offer to the role of the Doctor. They too can recreate the role in a way that is entirely their own while still respecting the essence of the character. Furthermore, as I’ve argued before (Narrative piece), casting a woman as the Doctor would add so much more to the character. The Doctor would be forced to face challenges he’d never experienced before. She would be able to examine the universe with an entirely different perspective. Race and gender aren’t superfluous issues. They define us in a myriad of ways every single day.
I want the Doctor to be a woman because I believe that there is a huge pool of talented actresses who are being overlooked. And I want the Doctor to be a woman because I want to see the character grow and develop in new and fascinating ways.(via whovianfeminism)
Star Trek Into Darkness Plot Twist: Halfway through the movie, Captain Kathryn Janeway marches on screen and punches JJ Abrams in the face.
“Well it’s OK for guys to do [generally bullshit and/or sexist behavior] because cavemen—-“
motherfucker bring me a mammoth that you killed with a piece of flint on a stick while wandering on an ice sheet and maybe I’ll be impressed with that argument
wait no I won’t
I will be genuinely impressed by the mammoth, though
lucy liu for 12th doctor
you know what I love? everyone’s mutual love and respect for harry potter
we might not all talk about Harry Potter that much but no matter what wars between or inside fandoms are happening, Harry Potter still trumps everything else and makes it irrelevant
if someone makes a Harry Potter reference it’s immediately understood no matter what other fandoms you’re in
After all this time?