"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
Last day on set. Ever.
I swear I’m crying right now
that’s probably the most accurate tag
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
Or if you’d like to have some more options….
and have 9 years of combined martial arts training and 3 years of being a Line Backer in football.
Just in case you are looking for variety.
I’m liking this version even more.
Or, you could try your luck with me!
I’m 5’9, 140 lbs, and I have 8 years of martial arts training. I’m a little out of practice, but I’d be willing to bet that I could be 5’1, 90 pounds, and have ZERO training and I would still be able to take your pancake ass to school. :D I’d seriously love to smack around a whiny-ass little shitbird like you. It would so totally make my whole day.
So I’d like to thank the male feminists who stood up to this whinging, ridiculous rodeo clown, for real. But I’m pretty sure he wants to fight a GIRL. And I’d be totally willing.
By the way, I read ass-head’s profile. It’s hilarious. He’s “for the rights of women without the use of feminism.”
Poor thing is confused.
In a fitting move for an episode celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who, ”The Day of the Doctor” began with the opening visuals and music used by the very first episode of Doctor Who, which fade away to show a police man passing by a familiar old junkyard before the camera focuses in on the Coal Hill School, where inside is…
Clara Oswald. Teaching. With no explanation for how the last episode was resolved, how she and the Doctor escaped his timeline, how they left Trenzalore, where the Paternoster gang is, or why she’s back on Earth.
Still it’s nice to see some character development in Clara. It looks like Clara’s left her job as a nanny and is now working as a teacher, which is another nurturing position, but it probably meant that she had some ambition and took the initiative to make a career for herself. Mind you, it would have been nice to see her move beyond the Impossible Girl and make a new life for herself instead of trying to guess what happened to her between “The Name of the Doctor” and “The Day of the Doctor.” But I guess this is what passes as character development in the Moffat era.
This was just the first of many problems I had with the 50th anniversary. There are, of course, many things that I did enjoy about the special. The interaction between the three Doctors was superb, the dialogue was witty and engaging, Billie Piper turned in an absolutely stellar performance as the Moment, and the inclusion of Tom Baker and clips of the other Doctors (including Capaldi!) had all of the Whovians at my viewing in a puddle of feels. But it’s important to talk about the problematic elements, because they have strongly detracted from my enjoyment of what should have been an incredible anniversary special. From the horrible characterization of Elizabeth I to the undermining of Series 1-7, there was a lot that had me cringing throughout this episode.
So, below the jump is an extended review of “The Day of the Doctor.”
"Wreaked," not "wrecked," but aside from that misspelling, I really agree with this article. I had a HUGE problem with Moffat’s treatment of Elizabeth I and I started to wonder if it was just me. It also came not long after his "joke" that, since Helen Mirren thought it was time for the Doctor to be played by a woman, maybe "the queen should be played by a man."
He is openly, gleefully sexist. I can’t stand the man. Can he please stop writing a show I used to love?
I see the gaslighting, I see the status quo perpetuating itself, I see people endlessly justifying this behavior, excusing it, and telling women that how they experience their own lives in wrong. That no matter what, we don’t get to define what happens to us. Because if we do, then we are “crazy” or wrong or “too sensitive”. We should just shut up and let other people tell us how things “really” are. Because we can’t be trusted to know how our own realities have shaped us.
We’re told not to “make” men feel bad about what other men do. That relaying our stories is generalizing and condemning and unfair. We’re told it’s our responsibility to “get over it”. To internalize every single thing we are subjected to as “just the way it is” and, ultimately, our fault for existing as women in spaces. For existing in the world. For trying to make our way in that world and be treated as human beings.
We are told: don’t feel this way. Don’t think these things. Don’t express normal human emotions, like anger and resentment, about upsetting experiences. Stop talking about things we don’t want to hear about. Stop telling us we are complicit through our inaction. Stop expressing yourself in ways we don’t like. Stop making us uncomfortable about the things that go on around us that we don’t see/ignore. Don’t trust yourself. Don’t exist in ways we don’t like. Don’t exist in “our” spaces. Don’t try to live your life like it matters. Like it’s important. Like you have the right to be here.
Women don’t exist for you to approve of or to make you feel better about the shitty way the world works. We don’t exist for you at all. We exist for ourselves. And we’re going to keep demanding for our rightful place in the world whether you like it or not.
You can get on that bandwagon or you can fuck, permanently, off.
- A woman in Utah gave birth to twins. When one was stillborn, she was arrested and charged with criminal homicide based on the claim that her decision to delay cesarean surgery was the cause of the stillbirth.
- After a hearing that lasted less than a day, a court issued an order requiring a critically-ill pregnant woman in Washington, D.C. to undergo cesarean surgery over her objections. Neither she nor her baby survived.
- A judge in Ohio kept a woman imprisoned to prevent her from having an abortion.
- A woman in Oregon who did not comply with a doctor’s recommendation to have additional testing for gestational diabetes was subjected to involuntary civil commitment. During her detention, the additional testing was never performed.
- A Louisiana woman was charged with murder and spent approximately a year in jail before her counsel was able to show that what was deemed a murder of a fetus or newborn was actually a miscarriage that resulted from medication given to her by a health care provider.
- In Texas, a pregnant woman who sometimes smoked marijuana to ease nausea and boost her appetite gave birth to healthy twins. She was arrested for delivery of a controlled substance to a minor.
- A doctor in Wisconsin had concerns about a woman’s plans to have her birth attended by a midwife. As a result, a civil court order of protective custody for the woman’s fetus was obtained. The order authorized the sheriff’s department to take the woman into custody, transport her to a hospital, and subject her to involuntary testing and medical treatment.
- And now a woman is being berated for moving cities while pregnant
All that is missing is a Z snap of fabulous ownage.
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