If Moffat goes and takes away the Time War from Eight, I will go to IKEA, buy all of their tables/desks, assemble them, and even after days-on-end of assembly and blistered fingers and cramps and missing screws and dowels, I will still have enough rage to flip all of those said tables/desks.
Is this a thing? How is this a thing? I stopped watching Doctor Who, which I am glad of, based on everyone’s outrage recently, but I also feel out of the loop. How is he even possibly able to change the Doctor’s history? I AM SO CONFUSED.
He said Star Trek is too “philosophical”? Screw that noise.
I don’t know when this interview happened but I AM SAD AND ANGRY NOW
The philosophies in Star Trek are kinda part of the actual setting. If you don’t get that, why are you allowed to make Star Trek movies.
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.
Doctor Who Cares? - A spinoff in which all is right with the ladies’ storylines and they take custody of the TARDIS every weekend to explore the universe together
Who needs him? WHO needs him? DONNA THIS IS WHY WE LOVE YOU.
I’m Clara Oswald. I was born to save the Doctor.
No. You were born to be an awesome human being with an adorable face and great hair and sass for miles.
You were born to be smart and resourceful and loyal and helpful and kind.
OR AT LEAST YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN, IF THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THIS BLOODY SHOW WEREN’T SUCH AN ASS.
Hey remember when companions were their own people who had their own identities and their own agency and they did kickass things like absorb the time vortex and outwit the Master and create entire pocket universes on the strength of their own awesomeness and not because their entire lives since birth(/childhood) had tangled up with the Doctor?
HEY REMEMBER HOW AWESOME THAT WAS?
Yeah, that was well awesome.
Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is.
My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…
The whole thing is worth reading, but this bit really sums me up:
…education is not really about grades or getting a job; it’s primarily about becoming a more aware and engaged observer of the universe. If that ends with college, you’re rather wasting your one and only known chance at consciousness.
People are often confused when I talk about all the books I read, from history and political science, to the geology textbook I devoured at some friends’ the other night. Since I am, after all, a bible college dropout and current early childhood educator (an occupation that could not possibly require much in the way of knowledge besides my abcs, 123s, and colours, DO NOT GET ME STARTED) what use could I have for all these books, all this information?
Well, they are about the world, about the universe. I live here. So do you. Don’t you want to know more about it? How is it possible to be satisfied with ‘I don’t know?’ or worse ‘I don’t care?’ How can you find the world outside your door (or even inside, see Bryson’s At Home) anything less than fascinating?
Look outside of yourself and a whole world will be opened to you. Literally. It’s called ‘the world’ and it is out there waiting.