There’s this post with a comic scan from the Doctor Who books going around where Martha Jones snarkily calls 10 out for his treatment of her in comparison of Rose. You can see the post at the link and read the comic for yourself, but basically she looks at him and is like, “Did Rose get this sort of treatment or was it just me?”
This sort of treatment refers to one awful moment after another. I don’t know if you remember Martha’s run as a companion (and if you don’t, please attempt on fixing that), but she basically got no down time. Where all of the other companions got chances to have fun and visit places where people weren’t trying to kill them either in-show or off-screen, Martha didn’t get any of that. And to top it off, she’s directly referencing the fact that pretty much the only thing 10 talked about were the good times with Rose. Which according to the way he’s telling it, it all of the time.
THIS is the very first comment on the post I saw:
Do you see that?
This was a person who liked Martha (albeit after somehow managing to hate her) and then just because of a single page where she gets back a bit of her own after an entire run with the Doctor comparing her to someone she had never met who apparently could do no wrong, this person wants to go back to hating her. This is how fandom works with Black characters and honestly with Black people (that aren’t cismen) as a whole be they the characters in the source media or the people in fandom.
Instead of thinking that Martha Jones spent an entire run being treated as subhuman by everyone including the man she was in love with and deserves a chance to be “bitchy” because he treated her like shit, this person decides that the angry Black woman has done something to be hated for. Because she dared to call the Doctor out on his shitty behavior (something that Donna Noble, Amy Pond, and River Song are beloved for in their time with him), she’s not worthy of respect or love from the fans.
When was the last time someone compared you to someone?
When was the last time someone you loved and respected looked at you and told you (with their words or their behavior) that you weren’t as good as someone they loved?
When was the last time you fell short of meeting someone’s goals because they were based on high levels and built-up memories that you couldn’t reach if you tried?
When was the last time you just weren’t good enough?