What do you think about writers like Jamie Mathieson (Mummy on the Orient and Flatline) on Reddit and Neil Gaiman on Tumblr coming out saying that Moff has been constantly looking for female writers but they keep saying no/scheduling issues.
It’s frustrating. I honestly believe they are looking for more women writers, but then again, it’s been six years. Actually, even if a woman writes an episode for Series 9, it will have been seven years since a woman wrote for Doctor Who. That’s just…I don’t know.
I’m not doubting Neil Gaiman or Jamie Mathieson when they say that Moffat and the Doctor Who team has been making a sincere effort to find women to write for the show. And I don’t really want to try to make “recommendations” about what else Moffat or the Doctor Who team could do because I have no idea what they’ve been doing, who they’ve been asking, and why those writers who have been asked couldn’t make the commitment.
But still, it’s frustrating. And it’s really just a symptom of a much more massive problem within the sci-fi community and the broader television industry.
I’m not discussing this to excuse the fact that no women have written for Doctor Who for so long. I just want to point out that when we talk about the lack of women writing for Doctor Who, we need to be mindful of the fact that this isn’t a problem isolated to one particular show or showrunner. It’s an industry-wide, community-wide problem.
But we should keep talking about the lack of women writing for Doctor Who. Keep pressure on the team to find women to write for the show, and make sure that they know that we think this issue should be a priority. There are so many amazing writers that I would love to see on the show, and Doctor Who can be be a real leader on this issue by promoting women writing for science-fiction.
“If white American feminist theory need not deal with the differences between us, and the resulting difference in our oppressions, then how do you deal with the fact that the women who clean your houses and tend your children while you attend conferences on feminist theory are, for the most part, poor women and women of Color? What is the theory behind racist feminism?”—Audre Lorde (via bad-dominicana)
Lmao I went out to the store w my dad and I was like “it’s so weird to be driving my car. That I own. And paid for. By myself. *My* car.” and my dad’s like “would you shut the fuck up and just drive the damn thing”
fun statistics for adults! “when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself” -Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550 -Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800 -Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45 -Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25 -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8 -Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3
when my family went to disney world we went on the haunted mansion ride and this actor dressed as a skeleton came up to our cart and got right in my three year old brothers face and whispered “are you scared?” and my brother kissed him on the nose and the guy laughed so hard he had to leave