Can people please stop tearing Clara down while praising Bill?
She’s been gone for well over a year now and was never the “mystery” or “Mary Sue” or “cardboard cutout” that she’s being claimed of being. She’s flawed and equal to the Doctor in every way, but it shouldn’t be considered a bad thing. And as shocking as it may seem, there are those of us who actually relate to her and consider her to be a realistic character. There are those of us who identify with her and feel like we share traits with her, and its these very traits that we share that seem to be constantly shamed and crapped on by the fandom.
Yes, Bill is a breath of fresh air to the show and is bringing in something different, but Clara shouldn’t have to be torn down in the process of praising her.
You’re entitled to your anger. You’re entitled to your bitterness. It doesn’t make you as bad as the people who hurt you. It doesn’t make you abusive to finally lash out and snap at your abusers. It’s a recognized and common tactic for abusers to accuse their victims of being the perpetrator of the toxicity and abuse. It’s not your fault though. You aren’t as bad as them just because they finally pushed you to the breaking point.
You aren’t a bad person or a “bad victim” for your justified anger. You don’t have to carry any guilt if the final straw ended in you telling someone how they hurt you. You aren’t the bad guy for resenting the way you were treated. You aren’t deserving of it because you raised your voice or said harsh words.