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Tonks - Confused
Posted on Tuesday 5 March 2013 at 6:06 pm

30 Days of Fictional Females Meme - Day Five: Favourite female character on a male-driven show


bratty_jedi at 10:49 pm on 07 March 2013 (UTC) (Link)
It feels sometimes with Doctor Who that people are mad that the story lines of the other characters revolve around the Doctor. They say it is sexist that Amy and River are both just there to help tell a man's story (The Doctor) and that is proof of Moffat's sexism. I just want to ask them what they think the big title screen that says "DOCTOR WHO" means if not that, yeah, this show is about the Doctor and every other character's story, regardless of the gender/sex of those characters, is secondary to and there to support the titular character and that is in fact a feature not a bug.

I feel like a lot of the criticism of Moffat is him getting blamed for larger societal problems that he hasn't created. Yes, it sucks that the vast majority of pop culture can't pass the Bechdel Test, but not every single thing that can't pass it is automatically sexist or created by a misogynist. The individual pieces may not be problematic even if the aggregate is and you can't blame the creator of one piece for the problems of the whole.

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