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Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Where Are You From?

I think the best part of this week is the song about Dudes on OkCupid. Check it out after the cut!

One of my good friends’ parents immigrated from China. She was born and raised in the U.S., though, and I cannot tell you how many times we’ve been out and someone has asked her, “So, where are you from?” She alternates between telling them that she’s from the U.S. and the city and state in which she was born, to the great frustration of whoever asked the question. Which is why I read this article about a similar experience with interest. XOJane 

Pregnancy discrimination is still a thing, and some of it is pretty blatant (and not just, you know, making you take unpaid leave for a measly three weeks). Slate

Dudes on OkCupid. The song. It’s everything you hate about OkCupid, turned into something you’ll love. Via The Hairpin.

Stephen Moffat tries to explain that gaping plot hole about the Statue of Liberty being a weeping angel. In other news: I am done with Doctor Who right now. The Mary Sue

A brief history of “women aren’t funny.” Bitch Magazine

Leaning in while black. Racialicious

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My food groups are cheese, bacon, and hot tea. I like studying cities and playing with my cat, Buffy.

9 thoughts on “Dispatches from Ladyblogland: Where Are You From?”

  1. I tried to give Moffat a chance. Lots of them, actually. But I can’t escape that I hate how he writes women, I hate how he writes the Doctor, and he’s ruined what was once one of my favorite shows of all time.

    1. I must be the most forgivey forgiver of all things Doctor Who because every time I see someone being like “I don’t like this” or “now I’m bored,” I get all “I… know you’re saying words, but I’m not sure what you mean.”

      That’s not to say anyone is wrong and I am right, but I am along for the ride and enjoying almost all of it.

        1. I know, I feel terribly conflicted that I’m not wild about the Fifth Doctor, but now I’ve realized it’s more that I don’t really like Adric and Tegan. So of course he’s cross and impatient with them. Because they’re awful.

      1. ‘s ok. I’ll be all unpopular opinion and say that I would rather watch Moffat Who than RTD Who. This probably has to do with me being an Classic Who fan first and foremost, so I feel like Moffat writes for us and our sensibilities of what Who should be, a story that loops around a bit as characters go off and have adventures, but ultimately ends up somewhere fundamentally familiar. RTD tended to think only in terms of soap opera style character arcs. Hell, RTD offed an entire race just to make one character’s story arc more dramatic. And, no, I am not ok with that. Also happy endings seem to largely be things that happen only to side characters in his world. (This is not to say that I don’t have issues with Moffat, because I do, but I like his Doctor Who better in general, and the Time War plot line needs to die in a fire, ok. I want the rest of the Time Lords back, damnit.)

      2. Me too. I don’t love Eleven as much as Nine and Ten, and I was never quite as invested in Amy/Rory as the other companions, but I still like the show. But it may also be that I didn’t start watching until fairly recently, so I was able to go through the first few seasons really quickly and have only watched live since maybe the second half of season 6. I got spoiled on a lot of the Eleven plot, which was kind of annoying since I didn’t get to figure it out as I went, but also meant that I understood what was going on more than if I didn’t know who certain people were.

        1. Oh, good, I’m not alone! Ha. I didn’t love Amy and Rory in the same way I loved some of the others, but I still got teary when they left.

          Recently I watched the movie with Eight and I loved its ridiculousness and greatness all the same. Eric Roberts as the Master is basically horrible — like some super-super-bad version of the villain in the Highlander movie, and they give Grace some bad lines, plus there are some non-canon moments — HOWEVER, I still really loved it.

          And Paul McGann is a fox.

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