representation fucking matters.
THIS IS WHY WE NEED GOOD, REAL REPRESENTATION OF MINORITIES IN KIDS SHOWS AND FILMS, SO THEY CAN HAVE SOMEONE TO RELATE TO. THIS IS SO SO FUCKING IMPORTANT.
I worked with blind kids for many years, and couldn’t agree more that we need more depictions of strong characters that they (and kids with other disabilities) can look up to and gain strength from.
This recap from themarysue.com, linked above, and quoted below says what I have been feeling about recent Doctor Who episodes. I, for one, don’t think I’ll watch any longer and it breaks my heart. His newly written character is more like The Antidoctor.
Themarysue reviewer stated: “ I didn’t like it, mostly because I’m just tired of him being a huge jerk. Really, really tired. His behavior is such that it isn’t pleasant to watch anymore regardless if I think the overall story is interesting or Peter Capaldi is a good actor. The Doctor is flat out mean, disrespectful to those he’s supposed to care about and shows a huge disregard to their safety. ”
The reviewer had earlier (fittingly) called the Doctor a git. The urban dictionary definition for git is A person who feels justified in their callow behaviour.
Someone I was telling about the most recent episodes, stated that Clara is now in an abusive situation. I think that she was right, and in the most recent episode, Clara chose to pretend nothing is wrong, and decided to stay in the relationship.
I heard a person say, ‘There goes a fellow in a living hell.’ This can be true. We make our own hell or heaven. We bring upon ourselves little moments of hell when we think and act a little meanly toward a fellow student or a fellow American, black or white. When our thoughts, which bring actions, are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be. While hate puts us in a living hell, holding good thoughts brings us an opposite state of happiness, success, peace; we are then in heaven.
“Goodbye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince