We never say that all men deserve to feel beautiful. We never say that each man is beautiful in his own way. We don’t have huge campaigns aimed at young boys trying to convince them that they’re attractive, probably because we very rarely correlate a man’s worth with his appearance. The problem is that a woman’s value in this world is still very much attached to her appearance, and telling her that she should or deserves to feel beautiful does more to promote that than negate it. Telling women that they “deserve” to feel pretty plays right in to the idea that prettiness should be important to them. And having books and movies aimed at young women where every female protagonist turns out to be beautiful (whereas many of the antagonists are described in much less flattering terms) reinforces the message that beauty has some kind of morality attached to it, and that all heroines are somehow pretty.
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burningupasun said: I was so torn in that 'I'm the man who stops the monsters" because tbh it was the first time 12 has felt like the Doctor to me (and the NINTH EPISODE oy vey), but at the same time it was frustrating because I wanted Clara to do more, to be the one who really saved the day. And then the Doctor was all judgy at the end like she was the one who had been bad and sent them away/killed them??? IDK.

yeah as i was watching it i was “oh this is good, twelve feels like the doctor here,” but it is frustrating that there was this perfect buildup to let clara save the day … and then they didn’t.  really we should have had twelve give this speech a few eps back, and had clara do the saving this time around.

and i still don’t know what twelve was going on about????  like when he was dying he was all complementary about clara and then once the day was saved he wasn’t, and i have no idea what caused the turnaround.  plus, if we’re supposed to believe that clara acting like the doctor is bad, then i assume we’re supposed to believe that the doctor is at least morally gray, which is ugh, tbh.  like if the doctor’s going to be awful i’d rather have the narrative recognize that, but really i want the protagonist to be likable.

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