people say lmao a lot nowadays but no one says rofl anymore and its weird cause back in the day rofl and lmao used to be interchangeable and if you were a risktaker youd combine them into roflmao but now everyones dropped rofl. its probably for the best but i cant help but be nostalgic.
Rose Tyler broke the TARDIS, stared into the Vortex, committed a genocide, raised a guy from the dead and made it so he couldn’t die, and almost got herself killed in the process, forcing the Doctor to take the Vortex into himself and regenerate, and all just so she could see him again and not be left behind by him (she claimed it was for the world, but Bad Wolf confirmed that she basically ripped time and space apart at the risk of causing incredible amounts of damage to the universe so she could be with him). For this, the fandom calls her a “hero”, a “strong, independent woman”, and “the Doctor’s One True Love.” She is considered a feminist icon.
Clara Oswald jumped into the Doctor’s time stream, knowing it would rip her into millions and millions of pieces and ultimately kill her. She knew she would die hundreds, if not thousands of times to save the Doctor, even if the women who died were only echoes. And she saved him not so that she could be with him and continue having adventures in time and space, but so that the Doctor’s victories would stay victories and the world would keep turning. She said goodbye to him knowing that this would be the last time she would ever see him, at least the real her. For this, the fandom calls her “a weak character whose entire life revolves around the Doctor”, “one of Moffat’s cookie cutter women” (?), and “an annoying special snowflake that no one cares about.” She is considered antifeminist.
Is it just me, or is there an incredible double standard here? Or does feminist now mean “selfish, destructive, and slightly obsessed?”
“Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a woman who’s easy to cheer for.
The Supreme Court justice stands at five-feet, one-inch tall. She was the second woman ever appointed to America’s highest bench, the first female Jew. She’s a grandma.
And most importantly, she’s a breathtakingly accomplished legal scholar who’s not afraid to stand up to her largely conservative male peers. Even aside from her extremely eloquent, impassioned dissent against Monday’s ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, it might be expected that those who oppose the decision would rally behind “the Notorious RBG” and her defense of women’s reproductive rights—she’s a living representation of intelligent, feminist defiance.”—Emma Green, Blame It On the Patriarchy, The Atlantic, (July 3, 2014). (via notoriousrbg)