Thanks to @psimagnet for linking me to the article I’m responding to here, and prompting something I’ve wanted to write for a while. @psimagnet believes that Moffat is misogynistic and not feminist. I think they are wrong on both counts. Thanks also to Alan Moore, whose “Last Interview” provides…
This is the definitive Moffat & Feminism post.
Who has fallen in love with the Twelfth Doctor?
Does Moffat realize that because he stopped the Doctor from locking the Time War, that means that The End of Time never happened (because Rassilon would have literally no fucking reason to attempt to break out of a thing that didn’t exist), which means the Master is still out there?
But, you know, his story is “sort of over”.
The Day of the Doctor takes place at the same time/ immediately after The end of Time in the chronology of Gallifrey.(note the lines “the high council are meeting as we speak” “their plans have already failed” said by the general in his first scene.
Yes, it is a tragedy that the (2nd) Doctor played by Tennant then goes and has to deal with them after having saved them. But Doctors tend not to remember the events of meeting their future selves.
Continuity is maintained.
Re: the whole discussion of the Doctor flirting the companion. The Doctor is not heterosexual, asexual or any other variety. The Doctor is Romana-sexual
People love to forget Michael Jackson’s blackness
people love to think that Michael Jackson forgot his blackness
Because of how relevant this is, I will forever repost.
A great song with a powerful message. And a shit ton of antisemitism. I mean really Michael, the fuck were you thinking with
"Jew me, sue me
Everybody do me
Kick me, kike me
Don’t you black or white me”
No other group in the song has this shit done to them.
What the HELL guys? What in the actual hell? Gamora kicks five people in THE ENTIRE MOVIE. We get four pieces of exposition about how she is a living weapon trained to be the ultimate assassin and that is almost as many people as she actually kicks. As much time is spent telling us that Gamora is dead serious as she actually spends being dead serious! What is that? Black Widow kicks more guys in Iron Man II, and that wasn’t even her movie! That scene wasn’t even a necessary scene! They added in an extra scene that was nothing but Black Widow kicking guys, just to make sure that she got to kick a lot of guys!
What does Gamora ACTUALLY do? Well, she gets taken hostage twice (both times by a couple of guys with knives, come on, are you fucking kidding me? GUYS with KNIVES are holding Thanos’ legendary invincible space assassin hostage?), she gets rescued by Star-Lord twice. She has a bunch of feelings. She fights the Evil Girl. (When there are two female characters in a movie, and one is evil, the Good Girl and the Evil Girl have to fight each other, that is the rule.) At the end of the movie she wears a sexy space mini-dress and tells Star-Lord how great he is.
She doesn’t even get a CHAIR. She has to STAND next to Star-Lord so she can tell him he’s great. Rocket Raccoon gets a chair and HE IS A RACCOON. He could sit on Drax’s head! Drax gets a chair, and what idiot even decided to let that violent space maniac into the cockpit in the first place?
I had this really rambly post in my head about how I’ve been seeing a looooooot of appreciation for Marvel’s supposedly great feminist strides but next to nothing in Guardians actually backs that up - Gamora gets some lip service, but nothing to do; Nova Prime just stands around looking concerned; girl fight! whore! - but then I came across this post, which already said it all, and better.
We’re eating this shit up with a spoon and calling it ice cream.
I’ve already complained about the weird way in which Marvel Studios’ movies are held up as somehow being feminist statements while not, you know, actually treating its female characters very well. I’m glad to see more people get upset about how shitty Guardians actually is when it comes to gender politics. (via graemem)
Amen. Plus, outside of Gamora telling us that she has turned her back on her “father” and will now try and be good, do we actually see any evidence of this? I would love it if she is actually playing a long game and is undercover. But that is far to much depth for a marvel movie.