if you’re gonna put music on during sex make sure it’s a live album so people clap for you every five minutes
I’m just bored of the self-importance of religion. Perhaps people don’t spend enough time in nature. Then it becomes obvious how silly it, religion, is. They build cathedrals in urban situations with tall ceilings to imitate nature. Get a feeling for the sky. But it is much easier to just take a trip into the Tundra. I also feel a lot of religious people first come across as someone interested in goodness, then very quickly how interested they are in power and hierarchy; how that seems more in the forefront. The idea of God is saying yes to hierarchy. That someone is above you. I guess I am too much of an anarchist to agree with that. As far as I’m concerned, everyone is equal.
I also think the role of the assistant has changed since Steven Moffat started overseeing Doctor Who. Rose, Martha and Donna were chosen to travel with the Doctor because they showed in one way or another that they were smart and up to the challenge. Amy and Clara both come to the Doctor first and foremost as mysteries. Amy is the little girl who grew up with a rift in time in her bedroom wall, who doesn’t know why she doesn’t have parents. She spends many episodes being mystically both pregnant and not pregnant but doesn’t know a thing about it and all our information about it comes through the Doctor. What the fuck is that?
Some version of Clara dies on screen twice before she is taken on as the assistant, and it seems like the Doctor takes up with her to find out why. In both cases, the woman is not of interest for her character or her abilities, but for some fundamental mystery in her being. The mystery isn’t even a secret she’s keeping, something over which she has control- it’s something she does not know about, that the Doctor must puzzle out in his own mind. It’s not about her- it’s about what’s wrong with her. When Steven Moffat took over Doctor Who, women became a problem.
The main reason I’m offended by the constant questioning of ‘cis’ and people calling it an abusive term, is that it suggests that when we talk about gender, cisgender people are automatically ‘normal’, and transgender people are to be singled out. It posits cisgenderism as the default. As many homo- and bisexual people have said over the years to heterosexual people: you’re not normal, you’re just common.