notnadia:

ryeisenberg:

burningupasun:

eastofgallifrey:

itsfuckingdistractingohgood:

eastofgallifrey:

University Study on Sexism in Doctor Who

"Fun fact, Rose’s Bechdal test score would have been in the 80′s were it not for the episodes Moffat wrote during her run."

Guys, really, you should click the link. 

“Ironically, the woman who is often propped up as proof that Steven Moffat is, in fact, not a sexist was one of the worst in terms of the Bechdel test and overall independence of thought and character. While maintaining an average speaking time, the episodes she is in only pass the Bechdel Test 57% of the time, and she herself only passes 42% of the time. She also never passes it on her own after Series 5. It is also important to note that River’s “passes” barely scraped by this test. Her passing conversations were always around three or four lines of exchange total, limited to one per episode, and were always in the presence of/with the Doctor.”

BAM.

I’m just going to copy/paste a whole chunk of this right now:
"I think when it comes to giving women love interests in fiction, you have to let them maintain their own independence of thought. This keeps them from simply becoming a sex object or plot device. Rose (and Martha and Donna) had that in spades. While both Rose and River had their share of arguments with The Doctor, how they handled them was drastically different. Rose argued when she had moral issue with his choices, stood her ground, defended others, and overall became the moral compass of their relationship. River rarely if ever, disagreed on issues or principles. If asked to do something she disagreed with she would just yell, “I hate you,” and then do it. Her mentality toward The Doctor can be summed up with a conversation she has with Amy in series 6. The Doctor has left them with instructions Amy does not want to do, but River tells her, “We’re going to as The Doctor’s friends always do. As they’re told.” I think I just heard Rose, Martha, Donna, Romana, and Sarah Jane slap you. When it comes to River Song, it seems that audiences were fooled into thinking she was a strong female character because of her propensity toward violence, and some admittedly excellent monologues."

Not only is it a flawed test, but it’s applied here in a flawed way.  Having said that, if the show is offensive to you now, you send the biggest message by contributing to a drop in ratings, and a drop in social media promotion. It’s the only indicators they’ll see. I don’t agree at all, but that’s what’ll get your point across.

notnadia:

ryeisenberg:

burningupasun:

eastofgallifrey:

itsfuckingdistractingohgood:

eastofgallifrey:

University Study on Sexism in Doctor Who

"Fun fact, Rose’s Bechdal test score would have been in the 80′s were it not for the episodes Moffat wrote during her run."

Guys, really, you should click the link. 

Ironically, the woman who is often propped up as proof that Steven Moffat is, in fact, not a sexist was one of the worst in terms of the Bechdel test and overall independence of thought and character. While maintaining an average speaking time, the episodes she is in only pass the Bechdel Test 57% of the time, and she herself only passes 42% of the time. She also never passes it on her own after Series 5. It is also important to note that River’s “passes” barely scraped by this test. Her passing conversations were always around three or four lines of exchange total, limited to one per episode, and were always in the presence of/with the Doctor.”

BAM.

I’m just going to copy/paste a whole chunk of this right now:

"I think when it comes to giving women love interests in fiction, you have to let them maintain their own independence of thought. This keeps them from simply becoming a sex object or plot device. Rose (and Martha and Donna) had that in spades. While both Rose and River had their share of arguments with The Doctor, how they handled them was drastically different. Rose argued when she had moral issue with his choices, stood her ground, defended others, and overall became the moral compass of their relationship. River rarely if ever, disagreed on issues or principles. If asked to do something she disagreed with she would just yell, “I hate you,” and then do it. Her mentality toward The Doctor can be summed up with a conversation she has with Amy in series 6. The Doctor has left them with instructions Amy does not want to do, but River tells her, “We’re going to as The Doctor’s friends always do. As they’re told.” I think I just heard Rose, Martha, Donna, Romana, and Sarah Jane slap you. When it comes to River Song, it seems that audiences were fooled into thinking she was a strong female character because of her propensity toward violence, and some admittedly excellent monologues."

Not only is it a flawed test, but it’s applied here in a flawed way. Having said that, if the show is offensive to you now, you send the biggest message by contributing to a drop in ratings, and a drop in social media promotion. It’s the only indicators they’ll see. I don’t agree at all, but that’s what’ll get your point across.

(via ravenclawkid)

Source: eastofgallifrey

Dear theonion - that’s a real disease you’re mocking. A real disease with real charities, struggling to raise money for real research. Real doctors diagnose and treat it, some of your real readers have it. To sum up, fuck you, you ableist pieces of shit.

Dear theonion - that’s a real disease you’re mocking. A real disease with real charities, struggling to raise money for real research. Real doctors diagnose and treat it, some of your real readers have it. To sum up, fuck you, you ableist pieces of shit.

Source: theonion

tastefullyoffensive:

[via]

College programs think this shit works. All it does is teach people how to weasel out of putting in an equal effort. I guess that’s a good skill for your working life.

Problem based learning is not a valid teaching method, no matter how much you all try to convince yourself otherwise.

Source: tastefullyoffensive

philsandifer:

skalja:

  • Favorite thing about this scene: the Doctor acknowledging his part in sending a companion mixed signals instead of blaming their response to his signals on irrational human-ness (and femaleness). Now go back and say this to Martha, Doctor, preferably with an actual “I’m sorry.”
  • Least favorite thing about this scene: fandom missing the point and continuing to insist that Clara’s a horrible shallow person who just wanted Eleven to be her boyfriend and dislikes Twelve because of that

Overture to a post. 

A million times this.

Martha, at UNIT, waiting on that call.

(via sushigal007)

Source: storybrookewinchesters

(via wilwheaton)

Source: iwriteaboutfeminism

bubbles-and-bowties:

electronbendinggirl:

hermionevimes:

themanwhocantdie:

jitterbugjive:

askequestrianinnovations:

ask-blueflame:

dimethylpolysiloxane:

samgonmad:

rockonscubatron:

peetamellarksbuns:



no



no wait,
 


fixed it

that would take forever

don’t worry. He’s got forever.

I’m laughing way more than I should be



oh look it’s back 
and it’s gotten BETTER

How Captain Jack spends his time not dying

this is beautiful

bubbles-and-bowties:

electronbendinggirl:

hermionevimes:

themanwhocantdie:

jitterbugjive:

askequestrianinnovations:

ask-blueflame:

dimethylpolysiloxane:

samgonmad:

rockonscubatron:

peetamellarksbuns:

image

no

image

image

no wait,

 image

image

fixed it

that would take forever

don’t worry. He’s got forever.

I’m laughing way more than I should be

image

oh look it’s back 

and it’s gotten BETTER

How Captain Jack spends his time not dying

this is beautiful

(via msjoeybug)

Source: travalicious

Text

mdthwomp:

Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.

(via 2sweet2bsour)

Source: mdthwomp

thechapterfourblog:

Holy shit.
If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.

thechapterfourblog:

Holy shit.

If that doesn’t put the finest point on it you’ve ever seen/heard, I don’t know what does.

(via wilwheaton)

Source: thedragoninmygarage

Let’s talk about personal relationships. Who wants to start? Donna?

She will only ever date footballers in skill positions.

(via 2sweet2bsour)

Source: nopeleslie

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wocinsolidarity:

fuckallies:

On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered

A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered

The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90 

The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old

75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc

Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”

MESSAGE 

Cisphobia, reverse racism, and misandry. The three mythical beasts that don’t exist.

(via azdesertrose)

Source: fuckoffallies


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