me watching doctor who as it is released for the first time: series 8 one favorite per episode
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Jenny Flint me watching doctor who as it’s released for the first time: series 8 one favorite per episode ~ Deep Breath
Moffat balks at [accusations of sexism] “River Song? Amy Pond? Hardly weak women. It’s the exact opposite. You could accuse me of having a fetish for powerful, sexy women who like cheating people. That would be fair. [x]
That should be reason enough to justify accusing Moffat of sexism. He’s basing his characters’ personalities and traits upon his sexual preference. These women are not individuals, they are reduced to their sexual appeal. Or, if you will, at least viewed through sexual lens. For heaven’s sake, when is it when people would stop measuring power or individuality by physical power? They’re made powerful so they would be further idolized. Yeah, the people in Moffat’s DW stories don’t sexualize Amy or River, but the narrative clearly does. They are made to be sexually appealing to the audience - or, gods forbid, Moffat himself. It probably feels good to imagine someone as powerful, as clever as Moffat’s female characters, seducing you doesn’t it?
And there’s a moment with two Amy Ponds in it. If you’re a red-blooded male surely that’s enough! You’ve got Amy Pond flirting with herself. [x]
Just look at how similar many of our new companions are to Edward Cullen and other male love interests in many YA fiction. All of them are reduced to simply being appealing to the audience. Don’t get me wrong, I love Amy and River and Clara, but the way they are represented - as well as little hints in the lines here and there - just doesn’t seem right.
Okay, that wasn’t a very clear rant…let me put it another way: When have it been okay to create characters whose main trait is SEXY - i.e., sexually appealing? He’s reducing them to the role of being sexually appealing.
Moffat doesn’t seem to understand the point at all. Just because you give someone a gun doesn’t mean you’ve treated them right, and sexism is not just about intelligence or political/physical power or experience, these are the surface things, it’s about respecting people.
Still, personally I am reluctant to say firmly that Moffat is sexiest (not to be confused with: Moffat’s writing have sexist implications) One reason being that I have read and liked some YA fiction that does the same thing, but to men (or boys, I guess) and besides, Moffat does the same thing to other characters, not just women. He glorifies the Doctor, for example, defining him by his role as The Hero of the story, and therefore making me relate to him less…but that’s for another rant. I just feel like Moffat is quite a control freak
where have I heard that term again when it comes to his characters.
The above rant is triggered by this post, which I actually haven’t finish reading yet. But whatever here’s the link.