Posts tagged srsly
Posts tagged srsly
So we’re allowed to see Jenny getting grabbed and kissed by the Doctor, but we still haven’t seen her kiss her own wife?
I think that just went to the top of the fandom wish-list.
Steven Moffat seems kind of obsessed with little girls and turning them into romantic interests for the Doctor. It’s starting to be deeply disturbing on a creepy level.
- We’ve had Reinette who we meet as a little girl turn into an insta!romantic interest and then snog the Doctor the first time she sees him as an adult, with lots of innuendo
- We’ve had Amy who we meet as a little girl turn into an insta!romantic interest and then snog (and proposition!!!) the Doctor the first trip she takes with him as an adult
- We’ve had Melody, who, if you unwind her timeline, she’s a little girl who upon first her meeting the Doctor as an adult also tries to be extremely seductive, falls in love with him, snogs him, innuendo and implied sexual relationship, etc
- Now we see Clara, who Moffat has already said Eleven will be “smitten” with — and we meet her as … you guessed it!! A little girl
As much as I bitch and moan about Moffat being a sucky writer who reuses his same one-trick-pony plot devices over and over and over again …. this is different. Little girls are sexualized enough in this day and age. Enough people still see women’s identity wrapped up in their sexuality - this sort of thing should NOT be the instant mental association you make between a little girl and a grown man on a popular TV program. (“Oh it’s a little girl - she’ll probably fall in love with him, and he might even be attracted to her right back!!”) It’s a pattern that was kind of impossible to not notice in seasons past but now this has reached the level where it’s pretty blatant. And creepy. I don’t know if he’s doing it consciously or not but it is so incredibly irresponsible that I really wish the BBC would step in.
I’m really disappointed that some of my favorite tweets to caroline didn’t make it on this post. Like the time…
Am I actually supposed to like Fitzgerald Grant? Am I supposed to list Fitz/Olivia among my OTPs? Am I supposed to hate Mellie and think of her as a terrible villain trying to tear my beloved ‘ship apart?
Because I remain horrified and disgusted by Fitz’s possessive treatment of Olivia, entitled attitude, and Patrick Swayze-killing face, and I want Olivia and Mellie to team up to take him down and take over the world.
Look around your neighborhood, look around your classroom, look at your friends. We are all culturally diverse. We are not all white! White should not be the norm. When we think about princesses we should not think about a white european princess automatically. There are African Princesses, Asian Princesses, Hispanic Princess, Indian Princesses,etc. There are so many princesses to pick from!
That’s why I’m so conflicted on Disney’s Snow Queen/Frozen. I love the story and I love Hans Christian Andersen, BUT WHY ANOTHER WHY WHITE PRINCESS/ WHITE CHARACTERS? I can almost sadly garantee you won’t see any POC in that film.
Moreover if you’re argument is that “Oh IT’S EUROPEAN STORIES SO THEY HAVE TO HAVE WHITE PEOPLE!” I’m sorry to break it to you but:
- NOT ALL EUROPEAN PEOPLE ARE WHITE.
- EUROPE DOES NOT EQUAL ALL WHITE.
Also if you’re argument is that “OH well THOSE ARE REALLY GOOD FAIRYTALES/STORIES THAT’S WHY DISNEY PICKS THEM” Again I hate to break your heart but:
- Have you read Mexican fairytales? African American Folklore? Asian stories? Every single countries has a diverse set of tales that could be amazing turned into wonderful Disney films. Also imagine the scenery and breathtaking animation? To draw an African Savannah? The shores of any Pacific Island? The Great pyramids of Aztecs/Mayans?
- Do you know how amazing it would be?
I am Hispanic. I have never seen a Princess who looks like me. I have a 8 year old sister. She’s dark skinned and her favorite princess is usually Ariel or Tiana. Ariel because of the fact she’s mermaid, Tiana because she loves her dress and she identifies with her, she sees Tiana as closely resembling her. I want her to keep having more Tianas, in a sense more princesses she identifies with. More princesses all my siblings and cousins can identify with.
Yes I grew up with a world with white princesses and I love many of them. I absolutely love Aurora for the sake of the Sleeping Beauty. I learned to identify with them. When Tiana came out it was a big deal to me, because Tiana is the only princess I personally connect with. I share a similar personality to Tiana but I’m not saying The Princess and the Frog was perfect. No, infact it shows the most blatant racism. The princess (Tiana) in the story spends most of the film as frog. Never in the history of the Disney have they have princess spend her entire film as an animal or non human form. Disney was still shaking in their whitecentric boots that they fear having a black princess for too long in a movie might not work. Whatever argument you might want to contradict or argue in favor of Disney’s choice is invalid.
Now Disney, you come here cranking up stories and more princesses and still exposing the same white characters. I’m fed up. I want another Asian princess, give me a Japanese Empress, an Pacific Islander Princess, a African-American warrior princess, give me an Indian Princess, give me a freaking Hispanic Princess.
Pocahontas,Jasmine,Mulan and Tiana can only do so much versus the white empire of characters and princesses you have created.
White privilege is the attachment parenting hype. WoC have been carrying their children in slings and nursing longer than what was considered “correct” in Western society for centuries, only getting being called “barbaric” or “uncivilised” out of it. But when a white doctor comes up with the idea, it becomes the new big thing in parenting, and he of course gets rich promoting it.
See also: White women who breastfeed the kid for a long time and say ‘well, African women do it so it’s natural!!’.
I hate people who continuously pit Guinevere and Merlin against each other, conveniently forgetting the two are friends; killing Guinevere off or making her evil so Arthur “realises his feelings for Merlin.” Is it really that hard to understand that people have different types of meaningful relationships?
please check yo self before i wreck you
i honest to god love katie mcgrath
i spam my dash with her regularly and i want good things for her but do not fancast her as asami sato or any other WOC
because she is white
… I decided to post this note, or most of it. I have removed the names so that the writer is anonymous. This was sent to me on an account where I am no longer a moderator, so I can’t respond directly, so it seemed fair to post a short response here.
I actually got a lot of letters like this for a long time.
It was with the heading…
PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE SECRET SIX
Dear Ms. Simone,
First off I would like to say that i am a huge fan. Your work on Deadpool, Agent X, and Secret Six is both a tremendous amount of fun to read and inspiring. The story on how you went from a hair dresser to a famous writer has given me the courage to attempt it myself, and I am now writing a novel and hope to someday write comics as well. I would like to point out before i begin that it is important to me that I am not taken out of context or misunderstood. I have no problem with the LGBT community. I respect them as people and also have no problem with the presence of Lesbian, Gay, or Bi-Sexual super heroes/ villians in comics. In fact i like and follow some, as an example Midnighter, Shatterstar, Bunker, Hulkling, Wiccan, Carolina Dean, and your very own Scandal Savage. I know that you always include Gay and Lesbian relationships in essentially every book and I’m okay with it, however I recently read that you intend to make Catman Bi-sexual and I am BEGGING you not too do it.
The reason being you took that character from comic Limbo and made him a beloved anti-hero. As for the Secret Six you already have a lesbian in Scandal Savage, a bi-sexual in Jeanette and another probable assumed bi-sexual in Ragdoll.
By turning Catman Bi, you are doing a few things here, first and foremost you’re essentially making the majority of your team gay and creating a “gay comic” traditionally those don’t do well and I’ll be very upset if they cancel that series right after they relaunch it due to poor sales.
2) As sad as it is, you’re going to undo alot of the progress you have made with Catman and i would hate to see that happen as you pulled off a minor miracle with that character. I have cruised enough forums to know that fans have a hard enough time accepting gay or lesbian lead characters. You have already broken ground with three characters in your book, anymore and it starts to seem like either exploitation or like your forcing a point down your readers throats either way it’s not good.
3) You said “it’s a medium about heroes. Being inclusive and loving is heroic”. There comes a time when it stops being a medium and becomes a vehicle for sociopolitical agendas. I hope you take what i have said into careful consideration.
I am a huge fan of your work and will keep on reading.
Okay, I think this person is probably a ‘nice’ person. They don’t want to offend, they clearly want to get the message across that they like my work, and they also want to appear open-minded.
But holy shit, what is HAPPENING?
I don’t even know what to say. I hate how, when people are uncomfortable with a gay character, they try to make it about how OTHER, LESS ENLIGHTENED people are the ones who are actually uncomfortable. It’s not THEM, you see.
It’s those OTHER PEOPLE.
Also, I know automatically I am going to eye roll at any letter that starts with someone’s social justice credentials, it’s like the email version of, “I can’t be racist, I have friends that are black!”
And of course, man, I am sick of that ‘shoving it down readers’ throats,’ thing whenever having an lgbtq or poc or pwd character shows up. First, 99% of the characters in comics are white and straight and able-bodied and cis-gendered. Isn’t THAT shoving those standards down OUR throats?
And second, what if it IS shoving it down the reader’s throats? Not all change for the better is polite and ultra-palatable to the status quo. GOOD.
Third, Secret Six is already canceled. (I just got this letter last week). I hadn’t revealed Catman as bi in canon when that happened, so what good, exactly, did the presumption of heterosexuality do for the book’s sales?
So, sorry, but letters like this make me grumpy. If you honestly loved Catman up until the moment I said he was bi, that really says a lot, but not about Catman.
I bolded my favorite parts, but the best line is definitely “I hate how, when people are uncomfortable with a gay character, they try to make it about how OTHER, LESS ENLIGHTENED people are the ones who are actually uncomfortable. It’s not THEM, you see.”
YES! I’m so sick of the “well homophobes might not like it, not that I’m a homophobe, I’m just thinking of them!” rhetoric.
It’s sad that someone felt the need to write this letter, but awesome that Gail Simone is like “HAHA no.”