Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Trolls drive Anita Sarkeesian out of her house to prove misogyny doesn’t exist [Adi Robertson/The Verge]
yep, no problems here!
what pop culture thinks jim kirk is like: doesn’t remember the names of the thousands of ladies he’s slept with; must have fathered a zillion abandoned kids; constantly hitting on the women; eternally bang bang shebanging; nonstop love machine; womanizing…
*ahem- 50 year old…
But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.
That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.
Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.
lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011
additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME
her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’
I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with
Cover for Saga #22 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.
Maybe go buy this tomorrow if you’re not a big dumb-dumb.
Does anyone know of any good websites to get Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel items from that’s either based in the UK or that doesn’t have really pricey shipping?
a clint barton fanmix for one of those days
a real hero college ft electric youth // waves young the giant // you are a tourist death cab for cutie // thiskidsnotalright awolnation // this is the life two door cinema club // when my time comes dawes // don’t slow down matt & kim // panic station muse // parrot stepdad // let go rac // superhero tim mcmorris // white foxes susanne sundørf
All the captains and their first officers “singing” their openings.
Because I’ve been listening this a looooot
We had an appointment
I FUCKING DARE YOU TO TELL ME THEY ARE NOT IN LOVE.
I FUCKING DARE YOU.
They are not in love. Men have friends. I have friends. Best friends even. And they are also men! Can you believe that?? Again, if you believe Moffat is brilliant I see why you have problems with characters relationships :)
Thank you thank you thank you.
What happened to ‘friends’? What happened to best friends and finding that one best mate that doesn’t care you can be a bit of a twat at times, and texts you nice things when you’re down and takes the piss when you’re in a good place? Why does everything have to be about shipping sex all the time? Can’t we just ship friends? Like we used to? Where has all that gone?
Nobody likes it when you redecorate.
First two gifs are from tommyhiddlestons
Last picture is from peachandlube
5th and 6th Doctor gifs are from enigmaticpenguinofdeath
10th Doctor gif from louisas-mind-palace (i believe?)
haha I just watched 300 and who do I find? none other than stephen mchattie a.k.a. harry murdoch!
How I feel about the X-Men movie franchise.
well you’re not wrong
Most accurate thing I’ve seen all day!