If you ask a cis person why they hate trans people, you’ll get responses like “I don’t think they’re natural” or “they’re immoral and corrupting our children” or “they’re evil and should be killed”
If you ask a trans person why they hate cis people, you’ll get responses like “I’ve been attacked on the street 3 times this month” or “I can’t leave my house anymore” or “my friends were raped and murdered”
See how that works?
We need to talk about Clara being called ‘bossy.’ When under the truth field, Clara describes herself as having a bubbly personality that hides the fact that she is a ‘bossy control freak.’ Part of the weirdness of this scene is that Clara hasn’t been developed as a character so much as a vaguely personified plot device, so it feels like this is Moffat’s way of avoiding characterizing Clara by showing her having these traits in action. I think there may be something more going on here, but we may need to temporarily don misogyny glasses to see it.
While Clara does often feel devoid of personality, she does have a bit of an assertive streak, relative to Moffat’s other women. When she is first asked to travel with the Doctor, she mocks the idea of someone just spontaneously deciding to travel with him, and suggests that she may decide to travel with him the next time she sees him. (This is really disrespectful and dismissive of all previous companions, and reiterates Moffat’s notion that the only reason a woman would want to travel through time and space is to get a song out of a guy they fancy.)
Clara also insists on traveling on a schedule, so that she can have control over when she is gone from her life on earth, and when she needs to be present to fulfill her earthly obligations. When Clara is given the opportunity to become queen of the universe by marring the emperor, she turns him down, despite the insistence by others that a woman should automatically say yes to such a proposal.
Moffat does not consider Clara a ‘bossy control-freak’ because she is assertive about what other people do, he considers her a ‘bossy control-freak’ because she is assertive about what she does with herself. She wants to have met the Doctor more than once before being taken away through time and space by him, she refuses to let the Doctor spontaneously abduct her for unknown lengths of time, and, *gasp* has the audacity to turn down a marriage proposal from a man who is important and interested in her. In Moffat’s head, a woman who acts this way is a woman who cares about their own individual agency to a fault. We are meant to be annoyed with her for not permitting men to do whatever they feel like with her. We are meant to consider it anomalous and distasteful that she has the gall to set limits on what men are and are not permitted to do with her. What a ‘bossy control-freak.’
I finally put my finger on exactly why I dislike the line “Rule One: the Doctor lies” so much.
It’s not just the fact that the Doctor is lying. It’s not even whether or not he has good reason to lie. It’s the message this sends to the companions, that lies from the Doctor are normal and…
i found this series of stock images that are supposed to be of bullying but they just look really gay to me
>teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked
>teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model
>james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room
>james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine means more to me than you’ll ever know.