"…I never bought into the “Moffat is sexist” accusations…"
"…The way I see it, the fantastic stories and characters Steven Moffat gave us since the series’ revival in 2005 are not only not at all sexist, but largely quite the opposite, they are women-empowering and to me it doesn’t seem a stretch to call a lot of them feminist…"
“Guest contributor Gregor Schmalzried examines if Moffat’s stories are in fact female-empowering.”
A man can’t decide what is and isn’t sexist. A man can’t tell women what’s empowering for women, or what’s feminist. Jfc, is this so hard to understand?
It’s not because he’s a man, it’s because he doesn’t know empowering even fucking means. Nor could he reasonably explain even one area of feminist thought, let alone discuss any reasonable contentions between two or more areas of feminist thought.
"Just because I’m not a surgeon, doesn’t mean that I can’t tell you how this surgery should be performed!" Sure, no one can legally stop you from having an opinion and if they did that would be ridiculous at best and evil at worst. But your fucking opinion does not have an iota of credibility.
I would argue that the fact that he’s a man does have a bit to do with it. When I’m arguing with another woman about sexism in Doctor Who and she says “This particular aspect of Amy’s character resonated with me and I felt empowered by the way it was handled,” I may not agree with her interpretation, but I respect it. On the other hand, when a man tells me “This aspect of Amy’s character is something that should resonate with women and you should feel empowered by it,” my response is that it’s not his place to tell me how I’m supposed to feel.
If a man wants to cite studies talking about the ways that certain types of media portrayals are damaging or empowering, fine. But when all he’s doing is telling women how we’re supposed to feel about things, he needs to shut up and recognize that that’s out of line.
I honestly don’t. Sorry.
Perhaps one of my followers has an experience they can share?
I’m glad you enjoyed/are enjoying your experience there. However, the information I posted was a factual account of my friend’s experiences there. I did not make anything up or embellish anything, and my friend was genuinely miserable there. If that post has helped other people avoid similarly miserable experiences, then it was worth it.
I also made no attempt to compare it to other Catholic colleges, so telling me that other Catholic colleges are *also* bad doesn’t change the fact that assumption is not a welcoming place for GSRM people.
I am really glad to know that that post has helped somebody! It’s only about a year old at this point, so it’s unlikely that the college has even started making efforts to improve on any of those things.
Good luck with your college search, Anon!