I think maybe the thing I deeply loved the most about Pacific Rim is that Del Toro expects his audience to figure things out on their own. There’s not a huge scene about how Raleigh is a changed man after Yancy dies, you pick up on it…
Okay I’ve seen this critism of her a lot but personally I think that’s EXACTLY why she’d make such a fucking amazing companion. I think one thing that’s been forgotten about Doctor Who in the recent era of witty, “sassy” ladies with guns is that not everyone knows they’re strong. Not everyone has the kind of confidence Clara has (which in my opinion is just because she’s not fleshed out enough to be anything but confident, but that’s another argument for another day).
I’m tired of one-dimensional strong women. I WANT to see a woman who’s first reaction is “Doctor save me”. And THEN, I want her to grow and realize she can save herself, hell even save him. Because that’s what Doctor Who is supposed to be. Discovering the strength in yourself, an ordinary girl. Not impossible, not after waiting. Just a regular, dorky, anxious young woman who finds her own courage.
I realize I keep bitching about this paper like it isn’t two or three pages. But the problem is I take my english classes very seriously and I don’t like it when I can’t decipher what my prof is looking for. So far, he has wanted us to give personal opinions and deconstructions of short stories, but all of a sudden he wants us to find “critical writings” (what ever the fuck that means, since I am using blogs because if you google critical writings of “poem” it takes your ass to sparknotes and other such sites) and he wants a summary of said critical writings and then how the writings helped us understand the poem better. Which I have a feeling I am going to tell him how much it sucked trying to decipher a poem using someone elses work since the four I found all have VASTLY different ideas on what the fuck it means. All in all, I am whining because I (for the first time since i have gone back to school) am really fucking insecure about a paper.
also, if you don’t want my whining about this paper or any of my other finals next week I (try) to tag school related posts “michele goes to college” sorry
Admittedly, I would absolutely find this hilarious if I didn’t know the simple fact that the smiling woman is the Prime Minister of Denmark!
The PM and Obama have met lots of times now …
… which is probably why they’re seated next to one another. I mean, come ON, obviously it’s not some random man-stealing bimbo that was placed next to the President of the United States.
But the media loves to pin women up against each other, so for good measure here’s a picture of all three smiling together and one of the two women alone…
Please, signal boost this and stop the idiotic scenario where these two intelligent and powerful women are being reduced to petty women that care only about the attention of a man - even if it is the President of the United States.
The more you know. Now, go forth an have an AWESOME day!
Kinda sad that this post is even necessary.
read an amazing article on how the reception of Michelle Obama’s “disapproving look” reinforces the stereotype about the “mad black woman”. It’s pretty annoying how people simplify her and put her in a box
I suspect she just has a generally unamused resting face. I do, too. Tons of folks do. Move along, nothing to see here.
ty for this post i could not put my finger on what was bothering me about the way people were reacting to it, but this hits the nail on the head.