madamehardy:

bright-coat-and-bravado:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

madqueenalanna:

"river is bad bisexual representation because if you asked 100 fans they’d all think she’s straight"

are you even listening to yourself

fuckin heteronormativity is at it again, she’s married to a man so she must be straight! never mind that she fancied everyone on the library expedition but lux, never mind that she liked kissing cleopatra, never mind that we only ever see her with the doctor her husband

yeah totally bisexuals who stick with the opposite sex and are monogamous?? fuckin gross amirite? like me for example! i’m gonna be married to a man and if you watched me talk to him you’d think i’m straight and that’s totally my fault huh!

congrats on not paying attention and for your continued promotion of bisexual erasure, leave your feminism card at the door and the bisexual brigade will not be calling you in the morning

i am so fucking tired of people pointing at characters like me, the only characters like me i have ever seen, be they fat or bi or depressed, and going “yeah that’s trash and if you support that you’re trash” because you know what? fuck you and especially fuck you if you say that shit and you’re not fat or bi or depressed, because i have nothing, i have no one in fiction to relate to, and however “objectively problematic” you think those characters are, unless you actually know how it feels to be ignored and forgotten and misrepresented everywhere you can shove your objectivity up your ass and out your mouth again

i cry every time i watch “hairspray” because it’s the only fiction that ever taught me i could be fat and still loved, i couldn’t comfortably identify as bi until river because i thought it was wrong for me to be primarily romantically interested in one gender, so until you know how it feels to grasp for even the weakest representation you can get (although i still don’t think river is that), you can fuck yourself because i am tired of straight boys telling me that i can’t love the only person like me i’ve ever seen in media

When I say that Moffat haters do active harm to feminism?

This is the sort of thing I mean.

No one is benefited when you take away useful tools for feminism and self-discovery and be nit-picky, reductionist, and/or dishonest so that you can pretend to be morally superior to people.

I don’t have great recall of every scene River was in on-screen, but when did she ever actually express any same-sex attraction or history? Interviews and deleted scenes don’t count.

I’m not saying she didn’t, but I don’t recall any instances.

River: Hallucinogenic lipstick. Works wonders on President Kennedy. And Cleopatra was a real pushover.
The Doctor: I always thought so.
River: She mentioned you.
The Doctor: And what did she say?
River: “Put down that gun.”
The Doctor: And did you?
River: Eventually.

violetimpudence:

"Oh, look what I’ve found in my laundry bag! Some of Felicity Kendal’s underthings that need a good wash!"
[“The Young Ones”]
violetimpudence:

"Oh, look what I’ve found in my laundry bag! Some of Felicity Kendal’s underthings that need a good wash!"
[“The Young Ones”]
violetimpudence:

"Oh, look what I’ve found in my laundry bag! Some of Felicity Kendal’s underthings that need a good wash!"
[“The Young Ones”]
violetimpudence:

"Oh, look what I’ve found in my laundry bag! Some of Felicity Kendal’s underthings that need a good wash!"
[“The Young Ones”]
violetimpudence:

"Oh, look what I’ve found in my laundry bag! Some of Felicity Kendal’s underthings that need a good wash!"
[“The Young Ones”]

violetimpudence:

"Oh, look what I’ve found in my laundry bag! Some of Felicity Kendal’s underthings that need a good wash!"

[“The Young Ones”]

mumblingsage:

mswyrr:

quietandsarcastic:

Oh yeah, you gotta read this. 

Yesterday, Politico published a leaked report commissioned by two Republican lobbying groups on how the party can better attract female voters. The report, based on a recent poll of 800 female registered voters as well as a series of focus groups, is titled “Republicans and Women Voters: Huge Challenges, Real Opportunities.” The central challenge facing the Republican party is that women—particularly single women and women who have graduated from college—are “barely receptive” to its policies, and are likely to consider the party “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion,” and “stuck in the past.”

Here’s where the “real opportunity” comes in: If only the Republicans could explain to these women that they are wrong, their votes would come flooding in. The report says that it is a “lack of understanding” between women and Republicans that “closes many minds to Republican policy solutions.” Republicans can attract the female vote by attacking the Democratic claim that GOP policies do not promote “fairness” for women and dealing “honestly with any disagreement on abortion” before moving on to “other issues.”

Today, R.R. Reno, editor of First Things (a journal that promotes “economic freedom” and a “morally serious culture”), published a very helpful essay illustrating how this fresh new strategy might work in practice. Reno begins his piece with a richly-drawn portrait of a hypothetical female Democratic voter: She is a “single, 35-year-old McKinsey consultant living in suburban Chicago who thinks of herself as vulnerable and votes for enhanced social programs designed to protect against the dangers and uncertainties of life.” (Reno does not specify the number of cats she owns, but for the purposes of this discussion, let’s assume the answer is “several.”) Reno speculates that this woman (whom he has invented and preprogrammed with opinions) feels “judged” by a Republican platform that opposes gay marriage, because “she intuitively senses that being pro-traditional marriage involves asserting male-female marriage as the norm—and therefore that her life isn’t on the right path.” So she votes for the Democrat, who does not appear to be “intolerant” of her lifestyle.

Here comes the part of the exercise where Reno carefully instructs this fantasy lady liberal that she has chosen poorly, and that the Republican party is the logical choice for a woman in her circumstance. This woman is suffering from “various kinds of personal unhappiness related to the lack of clear norms for how to live,” Reno writes. She secretly “wants to get married and feels vulnerable because she isn’t and vulnerable because she’s not confident she can.” And so, actually, she should support the party that wants to force people into traditional marriages, thus improving her chances of getting married herself. (Perhaps she can marry a gay man?) If only our hypothetical cat lady could get on board, she would get a husband, the Republicans would get another married woman to add to their key demographic, and gay people would get totally screwed. (Yay?)

In short, Republicans understand women plenty—it’s women who don’t understand themselves. Sounds like a promising strategy that will work with many, many sad single ladies that Republicans have invented in their brains. Next step: Finally granting imaginary women the right to vote.

A woman can’t object to legally mandating “traditional marriage” because it’s a homophobic, misogynistic airless room from hell and/or she’s queer, no, it must be that she hasn’t had the right dicking yet/found the right man. It’s not possible for a woman to have an actual, like, ideological objection to anything.

Please ignore the long history of intellectual and ideological work done by women throughout history and all the thoughtful women talking about their diverse needs and advocating for themselves today. That’s all just hysteria!

Women are only capable of being bitter, sad, Miss Havishams with a hole in their soul only marriage to a man can fill.

Right.

Suddenly I understand very clearly how Republicans can think same-sex marriage is a threat to traditional marriage. I mean, if traditional marriage is something women have to get lured into and might break away from at any instant…’cause they’re hysterical, of course…

Thank goodness Republicans are here to tell me what to think! Otherwise I might be foolish enough to make up my own mind about whether they’re a bunch of mansplaining, misogynist, retrograde asshats.

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David talks about his role as the Doctor in The Christmas Invasion.

David talks about his role as the Doctor in The Christmas Invasion.

David talks about his role as the Doctor in The Christmas Invasion.

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awwww-cute:

Took my cat to the Vet

Ebony’s first trip to the vet:

and her second one:

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shademeamused:

Baby lying cat

You Turned On That Photoshop Preset Weeks Ago And Don’t Remember How To Turn It Off: an autobiography.