that Martha is the only one of the new who companions that actually has a proper job and is going somewhere in her life…? And yet she is the one that gets all the hate.
Yes ok, they are all strong female characters but apart from Martha who is almost universally hated what do they actually do execpt run off with the Doctor? They really aren’t good role models tbh. I mean the final achievment of all of Amy, Donna and Rose is finding a man. Marriage to Rory, engaged to Shaun, and getting that alternate version of ten respectively.
Sometimes I really hate how sexist it still is.
The thing that made me really rage was that in eleventh hour you thought Amy was a police woman and I was all like ‘Woo, strong female character, good job, contributes to the community, this girl is awesome!’. But no she was just a kissogramme (something made into a joke that she was ‘just a kissogramme’ and should sort her life out) so basically she uses her sexuality and body to make money. Great role model there Moff, thanks. RAGE.
I understand the logic, oh they don’t have much in their lives they need to escape. But this theory falls down when you think: really who wouldn’t run away with the doctor? No one, everybody would go.
River is the only one I can get behind in terms of my feminist principles. She is strong. She is resourceful. She treats the doctor as an equal and he treats her likewise. She gets what she wants but is also compassionate. River is a role model. And although I love River/Eleven shipping, really I hope (without much belief that this will be true) that she will have no romantic connection to the doctor and is actually a Timelord/lady herself. This will obviously not be happening.
So basically the question I would most like to ask Moff is: will we ever get a female Doctor? Because why shouldn’t it happen?
Really I love the show but I do not at all like the ideology behind it. Feminism rant over and out.
Yes yes and more yes. As a feminist myself I also notice these things, not only does Martha get hate, but Donna does as well and it’s really misogynistic. Although I do think Martha is one of the strongest because she knows that it’s time to leave because she’s in a horrible situation that she should get out of. When many people would have just put up with it, she didn’t.
http://doctorwhosexualreview.tumblr.com/post/1089937835/one-for-the-underdogs Pretty much explains my issues with the Donna thing.
I was just thinking the other day how awesome it would be if the doctor was a woman, but I doubt it will ever happen which is really sad. There was talk about Sophie Okonedo being the Doctor at one point, but she plays the Queen. How great would that have been? Not only a woman, but a black woman. I’d love to see a female Doctor with a female companion.
I completely agree about River. And I would also love for there to be no romantic connection because it isn’t needed. But this show seems to run on that. That’s a big thing to me, the whole finding a man business, it suggests that we as women won’t be truly happen unless there’s a man in our lives. Which obviously isn’t true.
I was deeply amused by that comic, it perfectly illustrated the Doctor's hang-ups about Rose early on in the Martha series. Like the ones that exist with everyone if you get into another relationship before you're ready? As Martha said in that episode, she was a rebound even if the Doctor was oblivious. I guess people were upset that it depicted the Doctor in a negative light and didn't end with "OMG U GUYS MARTHA SUCKS AMIRITE."
And "biggest and blackest Mary-Sue"? Really? I wish I could post gifs in Asks, because I have a Face-Palming Picard that would go right here.
Me too! I thought it was PERFECT. I totally agree with you. No one wants to see the Doctor as someone who can make mistakes. He clearly does and can be a huge dick. I mean I love the Doctor of course, but he can definitely be unlikeable. He has flaws too.
GOD I KNOW THAT WAS SO UNCALLED FOR. Race has nothing to do with it at all. And sometimes when I write about Martha I do bring up the subtle racism that clearly some people have. I don’t understand that and I never will.