Girls are told to be skinny but not too skinny and to wear makeup but not so much that guys can tell and to dress in revealing clothes but not too revealing or else you’re a slut and a hundred other contradictory standards so I think guys can deal with being made fun of for wearing fedoras
no but guys are told to be tough but girls like guys who show emotion be smart but dont be a nerd be funny but dont be an asshole have confidence but dont be a dick the list can go on for both genders and anyone inbetween
it doesnt matter who it is
everybody deals with the same shit one way or another
“Hufflepuff’s symbol is a badger, which is fluffy, adorable, unassuming, and will rip your face off if you threaten something it cares about, which sums the House up quite neatly.”—TV Tropes (via margretarson)
Doctor: I know we’ve only really known each other a couple of minutes, but, er, could I ask you a favour? Haliard: Well, I, er… Doctor: It’s my friend Charley, do you remember her? Haliard: Er, I’m not sure. Doctor: Well when you get to the control deck she’ll be the only one you don’t recognise. Haliard: Right. Doctor: If… I don’t come back… make sure she’s safe, won’t you? Haliard: Well… Yeah, I, I’ll… Doctor: Do your best? Haliard: Yeah. Doctor: Well that’s all anyone can ever ask for, Haliard. Goodbye.
Haliard: You’re Charley? Charley: Yes, we met before. Haliard: Ah, so I gather, but I wasn’t really myself, y’know. Listen, I saw your friend the Doctor on his way out. He told me to… well he told me to look after you. Charley: Told you what? Haliard: Yeah… a bit strange, I know. So just, let me know when you need looking after. Charley: Oh no. Haliard: Really that appalling a prospect, is it? Charley: Oh no! Did he say anything about ‘not coming back’? Haliard: Er, well, now you come to mention it… Charley: Oh sometimes I could strangle him! Excuse me.
Doctor: …Is that you? Charley: Well thank you very much! Doctor: Charley, what’s the matter? Charley: Has everything we’ve been through meant so little to you that at the first sign of trouble you just dump me? Doctor: Charley, I was thinking of your safety. Charley: By leaving me in goodness-knows-what century with a load of people I don’t even know? Well I’d rather look after myself, thank you very much, if that’s your idea of consideration— Doctor: Charley— Charley: I think it’s much more likely that you’re feeling guilty about making a mistake and think you can make yourself feel better by making a grand, noble gesture, isn’t that nearer the truth? Doctor: Charley, what I did has quite possibly caused the destruction of a whole race. Charley: But you didn’t mean to do that. Doctor: What kind of an excuse is that? Charley: It’s not an excuse, it’s just the truth! You’re hoping the Cimmerians are gonna punish you, aren’t you? Chop off your head or something. How self-indulgent can you be?! You won’t be happy until you’re dead, will you? And how will that help the rest of us? (Cimmerian noises) Doctor: Charley, you’d better leave… Charley: I’m staying here. You obviously can’t be trusted to look after yourself.
Was it a good or a bad coincidence I listened to this the next day after finishing The Daleks’ Master Plan. You know, the accelerated time stuff? DD:
Speaking of the First Doctor era and horror, I fully expected the bent glass walls with light inside to be revealed as the TARDIS console column? (I think of The Edge of Destruction too much these days. There’s a post in my drafts about that episode and the TARDIS in Zagreus.)
Similarities with Ten/Rose are overwhelming. And the comparison is not in Eight/Charley’s favor. The “I love you more than any companion before”: ughhh, why do the writers keep doing this? (Should I even explain why I hate this trope, why it makes me feel insulted and prompts me not to take the relationship in question seriously?) But at least Rose had a better excuse for being regarded as special, as the first companion after the Time War, and Doctor/Charley jumped out of nowhere two stories ago. And the Doctor’s walking all over Charley’s feelings was probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen from him. Geez, I thought Ten being unable to spit it out was pathetic! I thought Eleven’s staged death before the eyes of the people closest to him was unfair and selfish and cold! Wow, Doctor, wow, you’ve reached a new low for me. Less painful parallel: “Stuck with you — that’s not so bad”. And, in the end, Doctor and Rose did get stuck together, in a different universe, without means to travel as before, with Doctor deprived of his Time Lord abilities. I’ve always wondered how TenToo felt about this change of his body; Eight’s speech here probably gives us the closest idea.
THE LEAST ROMANTIC “KISS” IN THE HISTORY OF EVER.
I didn’t expect such effective body horror in audio format. Damn.
What was that bit about Charley’s mother not wanting a son and refusing to use her the masculine short name? I mean it was a part of a weird sequence with the monster, but if no-one wrote fic about Charley being trans based on that I’d be very disapponted.
To reiterate the obvious points that everyone probably says about this story — very good use of format and anien setting.
Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined.
Feminist talk at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Austin Regional Conference and why feminism is not outdated (via cuntcastle)
& some women - women of color, trans women, disabled women, poor women - are MUCH more likely to experience violence than white/cis/abled/class privileged women (and marginalized women have less recourse in the legal system to have anything done about the violence done to them.)
All women exist in a culture with a specter of violence surrounding them at every turn, but let’s not let aggregate level statistics allow us to believe that we face equal risks.