So Peter Capaldi’s favorite line from Series 8 is "no hanky panky in the TARDIS" for ‘reasons for which [we’ll] discover.’ (x) Chances are he’s talking to Danny and Clara here, in the episode when Danny comes aboard the TARDIS.
How funny would it be if the whole line went something like this:
"No hanky panky in the TARDIS. Last time that happened, well, long story short, I got a wife.”
friendly reminder that the Doctor has a problem with soldiers and hated being referred to as an officer or a military person because of the horrible things he had to do as the War Doctor during the Time War
Oh another thing. People need stop with calling Danny Mickey Smith 2.0 and comparing and say they are the same. STOP IT!! The only thing they have in common is skin color, gender, and the majority of the fandom’s lowkey racist hate of them because they stand in they white fave’s way of shipping with the female lead.
the thing that upsets me is the doctor was assuming danny was stupid & kept insulting him as if it was a totally OK thing to do b/c of a judgement based entirely on class and social rank. this was supposed to make us uncomfortable because the doctor was being a bigot!
MOST of the fandom are not only okay with the doctor doing that, but are crucifying the lowly~ pink man for daring to stand up to Mister Rich and Famous i mean come ON
England is not going to become a nazi nation because of UKIP. I’m sick of people like you lot over reacting to the stirred up shit from the media. None of these rules you hear are true btw. MY DADS FUCKING WHITE WITH A CARRABIEN WIFE WITH A MIXED RACED KID! And he voted for them. ALL THEY WILL DO…
re-blogging because I need different points of view.
I’ve never actually truly been worried about a UK election before. I’ve worried about American elections, but not a British one. I’ve been bothered, been angry, been hopeful, been almost apathetic at the state of choice, but I’ve never genuinely worried that idiots were going to win or that my rights were actually in danger.
But between UKIP, Britain First and Yes Scotland, I’m genuinely terrified.
I find it ridiculous that even now girl groups or girl artist are never taken as seriously as men. In the music industry men can have mediocre voices but if they have a nice face and a pair of abs than their golden whilst girls have to work their butts off and prove themselves time and time again just to be overshadowed by men who’s talent and dedication doesn’t matches up to theirs. It’s infuriating.
Including female artists as well, look at the way people react to Beyonce Lip syncing and look at Chris Brown?
I cannot grasp how people have the guts to claim that Emma Watson is ‘’more of a feminist’’ than Beyoncé is. I hate it when people are comparing one person’s feminism with others, and it aggravates me that I have to do it myself, but since Beyoncé’s feminism is questioned daily because she…
But all those women are true leaders. They have all overcome struggles like house arrest and female gential mutilation. Besides being influential. Sorry but emma is just a popular bad actresses. While I agree that she should be allowed to speak and not get this much hate. It's not fair for the un to put ms watson along the lines of these incredible women. They weren't just chosen because they are women of color. Just look at them and look at emma Watson. Why will anyone not criticize the choice
…Because we are picking UN Ambassadors, not Nobel laureates. And the entire purpose of a UN Ambassador is to DRAW attention to an issue. Meaning- people who are famous, who have a large following, influence, well-respected. or a major amount of soft-power. Emma being influential is the POINT, whether or not you think she’s a good actress.
HP was and still is a global phenomenon. MILLIONS of the dollars was earned in overseas markets. Many of us grew up watching Emma Watson as Hermione Granger. You need to realise that for those of us who aren’t white, or for people in the developing world- we don’t have the luxury to hold an Oppression Olympics to pick the most marginalised, most “real” woman leader who has suffered and say ONLY she can speak about feminism, without thinking of the practical realities. we need to get our message out. Thinking, “But who can we get who many people will listen to? Who has an enormous following and influence?”- just as you’d put an ad in a newspaper with high readership. And Emma Watson is exactly like a newspaper with enormous readership.
This is Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women- and here’s what she said about why Emma was chosen:
"Why have we asked Emma to be our champion for HeForShe?
Because this young lady believes in equality between men and women and wants to talk about it.
This young lady has a following of 14 and a half million people.
She crashed our web site.
These are the young people that we can’t always reach in our conventional approaches and who we want to talk to.
Through her we can hear from the many women whose voices are not being heard.”
Also, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of UN Ambassadors- which is to bring attention to issues, not to be the “most oppressed”- because, as I have said before- this is the way our world works- some people have wider reach than others. Many don’t pay attention unless someone they know and respect talks about it And the UN does what it can to make the best of that reality:
UN Ambassadors have ALWAYS been a mix of famous political activists and celebrities. Because what matters is not being the most oppressed, the most marginalised, though yes, someone like Waris Dirie who actually underwent genital mutilation can advocate well. But here’s the thing- Waris is educated and also a supermodel. She has name recognition- what matters is that they can attract attention to an issue. In their job, they are meant to regularly come in contact with the people they’re advocating for- and serve as a bridge to the global audience. Some other celebrity UN Goodwill ambassadors:
Angelina Jolie, UN High Commissioner for Refugees ambassador
Chinese actress Yao Chen, UNHCR ambassador too. Like Emma, she has millions of twitter followers.
Brazilian footballer, David Luiz, UNAIDS ambassador.
Tom Hiddleston, UNICEF ambassador.
Lewis Hamilton, also an UNICEF ambassador
Her job- and the job of UN Ambassadors, is to talk to the people they help on the ground- people who can’t travel to the UN, people not as famous, people who can’t speak as fluent English- and take that to speak to our unequal world that so often doesn’t pay attention unless a famous person says it.
Emma is not the only person working on women’s issues at the UN. Like, I’m sure Malala Yousoufzai is a much stronger symbol for girls in developing countries because she IS one of them. But Emma has her strengths- she can speak to young people who are her fans because Harry Potter really was a global phenomenon and like hundreds of millions of dollars was raked in from FOREIGN ticket sales. She can speak to other privileged women by showing, “yeah, we’re more fortunate but that DOESN’T mean we don’t need feminism.” She can help garner support in the developed world and encourage people to start learning more about feminism.Our movement has to be diverse, to combat the diverse problems facing women around the globe. What Emma brings to the table is her popularity and youth- and ability to get people in the developed world to pay attention to women’s issues.
Criticise the limitations of Emma’s speech, sure. But to say she’s too privileged to speak on feminism kind of completely misses the entire point about why she was chosen.