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ericrosenfield said: Crushing and scarring of Mary Marvel worse than Sue Dibny?
In terms of damage to the character, certainly. I mean, there’s a sense in which I like the retconned rape of Sue Dibny, not because I think comics needed more rape (they needed, and still need, less sexual violence), but because of its odd status as a retcon, which in turn means there are decades of stories with Sue in which she’s a rape survivor, and this matters not a whit to anything she’s doing. I feel about that much like I do about Barbara Gordon as Oracle - the story that caused it to exist is awful, but there’s a neat effect, although, unlike with Oracle, in this case a neat effect that lacks anyone deliberately trying to create it.
Second, Sue was killed over the course of one issue. It brought her story basically to its conclusion, though applause to the writers of 52 for fixing that up a bit. It’s an ugly end, but it’s an end - you stop looking after it. Ultimately, it was DC deciding this was an expendable character. I think there was more that could have been done with her, but ultimately, she was just violently erased from the books. Awful, but limited.
Whereas the evil dominatrix Mary Marvel was a slow motion car crash over the course of a year, and appeared to be a sincerely held view about how best to revamp the character and make her functional.
Put another way, Sue Dibny showed what Dan Didio isn’t interested in within DC. Mary Marvel showed what he is.
The factually correct description of Batman is “created by Bill Finger, from an idea by Bob Kane.”
I think I figured out why Capaldi Doctor could appear in Day of the Doctor and not any more future doctors (in the context of show logic). The other Time Lords didn’t know that 10 had used up 2 generations, and so if 13 doctors showed up that would make perfect sense to them. If any more doctors showed up, then the Time Lords would know that the Doctor had been given a new set of regenerations, which is something they themselves did and would therefore be a paradox.
God, I love the 1844 manuscripts. I don’t believe there is any serious rupture in his thought, and that what you get in Capital is a project stemming from the mature and refined version of essentially the same philosophy expounded in 1844.
Anonymous said: The doctor will never be a woman. There are plenty of women in the show that are admirable role models. I think you're just full ofsh it. Stop pushing your american views onto Doctor Who, a BRITISH show, with BRITISH values. It's unbelievable how obnoxious and hypocritical feminists are, especially you third-wave feminists. Always spouting "equal rights" but, "Can't hit me, cause I'm a girl!" You probably won't respond to this because you know I'm right and the whovianfeminism stance is weak.
This was so beautiful that I had to put it up on my wall and examine it as if it were an exquisite piece of art.
"Manpain" by Anonymous
Above we have a quintessential example of early 21st Century prose by an aggrieved man. The author of this piece is unknown, but we can surmise by his inability to properly say “shit” to a woman and his assurance that he likes “admirable” female characters that he is most likely a “Nice Guy.”
The anonymous author employs deliberate obtuseness in order to provoke a reaction from his audience. Notice how he pretends no British individual supports the idea of a woman portraying the Doctor, despite clear evidence to the contrary, even amongst actors who have portrayed the titular character on the show. Then there is the stunning self-centeredness regarding his perception of third wave feminism; he is only interested in equality it grants him the “right” to hit the women whose arguments make him so incoherently angry that he is unable to rationally reply.
His final challenge attempts to trap the reader. Do we respond and grant him the audience and validation he so desperately seeks, or do we ignore him and let him believe he has won? But perhaps we have a third option: to turn the focus back on him and examine how his comments display his deep insecurity in his own sense of masculinity, something he feels can only be reclaimed by challenging a girl on the internet to a fight and preemptively declaring victory because he fears he cannot engage with her on an intellectual level.
a work of goddamn art oh my god
This lady wins a medal, and another follower.
I tend to starkly disagree with whovianfeminism on a lot of things, most notably the Moffat era, but this is basically perfection incarnate.