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I mainly post The West Wing, HIMYM, Doctor Who, and left winged politics.

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gallifreyan-buccaneer:

#To the people who for some unknown reason still don’t like Martha Jones: #remember that Donna Noble does #Donna Noble loves Martha Jones #and thinks she’s worth something #’Her name is Martha and she’s not collateral damage’ #and everyone knows that if Donna Noble declares something #then it must be damn true #MARTHA JONES YOU ARE A FUCKING STAR

  #Martha Jones    #Donna Noble    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
3. The Last of the Time Lords (3x13)

Martha Jones single-handedly saves the world. She spends a year walking the globe, spreading the story of The Doctor to anyone and everyone, and she doesn’t even give herself the credit for it. She tells the people that she is just a voice for the Doctor, that they should be thinking of him, not idolizing her. But really? The Doctor is just a symbol - Martha is the only reason they were able to defeat the Master. Furthermore, not only did she save the world, but she did it alone. Always traveling and spreading the word, with no one there to help her. She must have agonized over what the Master was doing to her family, to the man she loved, to everyone she had ever known - but Martha kept going, kept doing the impossible. The Doctor might have whispered the instructions in her ear, but Martha Jones? Martha Jones did it all herself. And she is good.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
4. Human Nature (3x08)

Imagine living in our day and age and then having to spent two months in 1913. He had all of time and space to choose a place to hide and he took her to a time period where she would have been subjected to immense racism, condescension and hardship. The most amazing part? At the end, the Doctor just thanked her, and she forgave him, just like that. She forgave him, even though she had her heart broken, even though he treated her like total crap, even though she had to spend months working as a maid when she was previously studying to be a doctor; she forgave him because her caring and compassion knows no bounds. In her place, not many of us would have been able to be as classy as Martha was. In fact, in her place, I would have probably ended up slapping John Smith. ‘This is what a call a story’, indeed.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
9. Smith and Jones (3x01)

As anyone can attest to who has spent just a little too long under water in the pool, the feeling of suffocating is terrifying. All you want to do is panic, but not Martha Jones. Not only does she keep her head straight (she’s running out of air and she still realizes that the Doctor has two hearts, so he needs double the chest compressions) but she is also completely unselfish. Instead of trying to keep the oxygen for herself, she gives her last breaths to the Doctor, in hopes that he will save them all. That sort of perspective and selflessness does not come easily. Furthermore, he hadn’t even told her the plan ahead of time, so Martha is going solely on faith in this weird alien who she just met not even half an hour before.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
1. The Last of the Time Lords (3x13)

You don’t have to love Martha Jones, but you have to respect her. She accomplished so many things, even though most of the time, she was undervalued, under-appreciated, or just completely unnoticed. She never complained about why the Doctor didn’t love her or why he treated her badly. She just watched his back and took care of him, and when it came time, she left - she got out. Not because she was abandoning the Doctor, but because she needed to go. She needed to live her life, she needed to move on from the Doctor and her unrequited feelings, and she needed to help her family after the year of torture they went through. Some people say Martha Jones was being selfish, but that’s not true. If you had to choose between all of time and space with the man you are in love with, or staying home and fixing a family broken by a year that never was, wouldn’t you prefer to run away? And keep running with the Doctor - away from all that responsibility? But no, Martha stayed to helped her family and save the world over and over again. She wasn’t selfish; she was strong. It must have been incredibly hard for her to walk away from him, but she knew that she needed to. She was incredibly brave. Martha Jones, you truly are a star.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #fave companion  
justmargaret:

I don’t know why this is being said by Belle and Gaston, but I like the words.

justmargaret:

I don’t know why this is being said by Belle and Gaston, but I like the words.

  #feminism    #rape culture  

foxnewsofficial:

next time you’re washing your hands next to somebody cup your hands under the tap until the water overflows then look at them dramatically and say ‘this water is getting out of hand’ it’s a guaranteed way to make friends i have never tried it but it is guaranteed

  #tumblr    #if people at UChicago don't appreciate this    #I'm transferring    #95% queue    #digging through old stuff  

You know how it goes: the pervasive media mythology tells us that the fight over the schoolhouse is supposedly a battle between greedy self-interested teachers who don’t care about children and benevolent billionaire “reformers” whose political activism is solely focused on the welfare of kids. Epitomizing the media narrative, the Wall Street Journal casts the latter in sanitized terms, re-imagining the billionaires as philanthropic altruists “pushing for big changes they say will improve public schools.”

The first reason to scoff at this mythology should be obvious: it simply strains credulity to insist that pedagogues who get paid middling wages but nonetheless devote their lives to educating kids care less about those kids than do the Wall Street hedge funders and billionaire CEOs who finance the so-called “reform” movement.

  #education    #completely relevant in nc right now    #95% queue    #old stuff but still applies  
  #The West Wing    #West Wing    #Josh Lyman  

notabadday:

GET TO KNOW ME MEME[1/10] female characters → donna moss

“I just want to grow in my job, do something meaningful, do more than earn a paycheck until I die.”

  #The West Wing    #West Wing    #Donna Moss    #:)  
  #perf    #misc.    #queue  

How I imagine virtually every female character in the Odyssey through 90% of their dialogue:

whatshouldwecallhomer:

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  #Odyessy    #PENELOPE PENELOPE PENELOPE    #Homer  

A List of “Men’s Rights” Issues That Feminism Is Already Working On

Feminists do not want you to lose custody of your children. The assumption that women are naturally better caregivers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not like commercials in which bumbling dads mess up the laundry and competent wives have to bustle in and fix it. The assumption that women are naturally better housekeepers is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to make alimony payments. Alimony is set up to combat the fact that women have been historically expected to prioritize domestic duties over professional goals, thus minimizing their earning potential if their “traditional” marriages end. The assumption that wives should make babies instead of money is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to get raped in prison. Permissiveness and jokes about prison rape are part of rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want anyone to be falsely accused of rape. False rape accusations discredit rape victims, which reinforces rape culture, which is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be lonely and we do not hate “nice guys.” The idea that certain people are inherently more valuable than other people because of superficial physical attributes is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to have to pay for dinner. We want the opportunity to achieve financial success on par with men in any field we choose (and are qualified for), and the fact that we currently don’t is part of patriarchy. The idea that men should coddle and provide for women, and/or purchase their affections in romantic contexts, is condescending and damaging and part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be maimed or killed in industrial accidents, or toil in coal mines while we do cushy secretarial work and various yarn-themed activities. The fact that women have long been shut out of dangerous industrial jobs (by men, by the way) is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to commit suicide. Any pressures and expectations that lower the quality of life of either gender are part of patriarchy. The fact that depression is characterized as an effeminate weakness, making men less likely to seek treatment, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be viewed with suspicion when you take your child to the park (men frequently insist that this is a serious issue, so I will take them at their word). The assumption that men are insatiable sexual animals, combined with the idea that it’s unnatural for men to care for children, is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want you to be drafted and then die in a war while we stay home and iron stuff. The idea that women are too weak to fight or too delicate to function in a military setting is part of patriarchy.

Feminists do not want women to escape prosecution on legitimate domestic violence charges, nor do we want men to be ridiculed for being raped or abused. The idea that women are naturally gentle and compliant and that victimhood is inherently feminine is part of patriarchy.

Feminists hate patriarchy. We do not hate you.

If you really care about those issues as passionately as you say you do, you should be thanking feminists, because feminism is a social movement actively dedicated to dismantling every single one of them. The fact that you blame feminists—your allies—for problems against which they have been struggling for decades suggests that supporting men isn’t nearly as important to you as resenting women. We care about your problems a lot. Could you try caring about ours?

  #feminism  
Some have a difficult time with feminism. ‘Why not a human liberation movement?’ they say. The answer is that the power differences between the sexes, races, and classes are still so extreme that invoking humanism, at this time, dangerously denies that fact.

Loraine Hutchins and Lan Kaahumanu, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out (via thissinkingboat)

BOOM. Yes.

(via shitstraightwhiteguyssay)

  #feminism    #yep  
Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it.

Gwen Sharp

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(via pushtheheart)

  #feminism    #gender roles