A comment on Of Dice and Pen: Sexism in Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who? The anonymous reader who sent this to me added:
This is one of the key problems I have with so many forms of Sci-fi media and the anon summed it up perfectly. In a futuristic world, in other universes and on other planets, the presence of today’s sexism is not only just as problematic as it is in any media - it also doesn’t even make logical sense in the majority of cases. Why is the Doctor, a thousand-year old alien who has been just about everywhere and experienced a melting pot of cultures, acting like the sexist old men from down the pub?
One of the reasons sci-fi is a fantastic genre is the pure escapism it offers, and unlike, say, fantasy, it can avoid the “But in the past sexism was present!” tropes and justifications that are often used (see GoT..) with relative ease. But so often it completely fails to do so, the writers unimaginatively falling back on today’s stereotypes - and the missed opportunities to be progressive in such a small way is very disheartening. I don’t know if it’s down to lazy writing or simply being oblivious that doing this is both very problematic andmaking their world less believable, but I can only hope more sci-fi writers manage to avoid this trap in the future.
immmMMM„„ gonna see meg tomorrow im so excited im jumping up and down except id probably fall over if i did that but id stillLL BE HAPPY
that’s ok anon ah thank you for coming back and talking to me about it
like?? seriously if i’ve done something i’m really sorry and i’d like to talk about it because i don’t like the idea of upsetting people. and if it’d make you feel better to say something maybe it’d help?? im just not a big fan of mysteries and the thought of someone nursing a problem w/ me really wigs me out
shrugs rly emphatically
i just started writing a rly cool short story i dont wann a go to bedhqsuahs ugh
i stg i will send you guys my entire mcm fund if thats what it takes i just feel rly bad that i cant leave my town :(
man im pretty sure i could make it im getting a railcard and its my birthday soon!!! plus i know jades getting a job dang im sure well be able to manage it!!
i will show u guys like everything jesus especially the sovereign centre its like a little mall with some cute little shops and stuff we have arcades and shit and THE BEST chip shops I Shit You Not and omg the pier and HHHHHHHHH
fiSH AND CHIPS!!! YES that sounds like an excellent day out i will Look Into It!!
the weather down here gets really nice if the clouds dont decide to have a tantrum haha, yo you should bring the guys down here with ya and we can have a chill day! when is t4 anyway i think its in the holidays but idfk
shrugs the internet says its cancelled but theres a different event on during the summer?? but yeah we should definitely pop down and visit you sometime!!! u can show us the sights!!!!!
you should come this year if the weather looks nice our beach is pretty shit but hey our pier is really nice and it recovered well after the fire
yeah man i was talking to mum about it and she said the same thing!!! Hm ill look it up and see how much funds i have uwu
south west! i live in weston-super-mare, they host T4 on the beach here every year and it rains on everyone while i watch it in my warm living room *evil giggle*
i thOUGHT IT WAS BUT I DIDNT WANT TO SAY IN CASE I WAS WRONG aha that sounds neat ive??? heard of it man i rly want to go to a music festival sighs wistfully
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i think thats referred to as the “west cun’ry” accent kinda like hagrids????? but yeah a load of guys down here have it
yeah i thought so!!! i love english accents ahh i sound like an anglophile but i do i love all the regional dialects and stuff i think i get away with it by virtue of actually being english haha
wait where are you again i??? thought you were somewhere south im rly gomen i cant remember
there’s been some confusion, for you see my crewmate is
oh. my. god.
this is a thing. THIS WAS ACTUALLY DONE.