*I’m on the kid’s table with my cousins and they’re either tiny assholes or 18 watching football on someone’s phone and I honestly don’t want to be here nobody ever talks to me except my brother and one of my younger cousins and also why am I on the kid’s table and not with the rest of my family that I actually like hhhhnggghh*
[Image: a grid of photos of Harry Potter’s parental figures: Molly, Arthur, Lupin, McGonagall, Dumbledore, Hagrid, Sirius, James, and Lily. Over all of them but Dumbledore are the words ‘Thank you for giving Harry some decent parenting’ Over Dumbledore are the words ‘Not you’]
You know what? I really wish people were as hyped about Sonequa Martin-Green being the first Black woman to lead in a Star Trek series as they are about the D*ctor Wh* casting. But then again, most feminists don’t care about non-White women so it’s to be expected that most of you guys don’t care about the fact that she’s making history too. And when you factor in Michelle Yeoh, you get it doubly so. Last time I checked, this is a pretty big deal for the sci-fi genre too.
What’s strange, to me, is people thinking that the D*ctor Wh* casting gives hope to all little girls when we know that’s not true. This issue is just so very layered and complex, but there is something particularly troubling about the fact that people think a White woman should be the symbol all little girls should look up to, regardless of their race. It’s so very arrogant to believe that little non-White girls will be represented by this woman that looks nothing like them. It’s very arrogant to think that little non-White girls should look up to the new Doctor as their new hero, especially knowing this casting is only a win for White women and White women only.