Rose joined Torchwood; Martha joined UNIT; Sarah defends the earth; Ace runs a charity; Tegan fights for aboriginal rights; Harry and Nyssa cured diseases; Jo is an activist….and Amy writes children’s books.
I guess the 11th Doctor doesn’t have quite the same impact on his companions as earlier Doctors.
Be grateful for small mercies: at least Amy didn’t get left with just being a fashion model.
Okay, the buck stops here completely! As a writer myself I take this as a personal offense. So basically you’re saying that writing children’s books and wanting to educate children via storytelling is a less noble act than furthering science and joining military factions? You’re saying that making children happy isn’t a worthy enough cause to get behind?
I have one thing to say to you. Get off your high horse with that holier than thou attitude. Sure, I may not like how Amy was written in certain episodes but going after her for this? It’s ridiculous.
Would you say this to Lucy Maud Montgomery? Would you say this to Jane Austen? Would you say this to J.K. Rowling? Saying that writing is a lesser vocation because it’s not “exciting” enough is shallow and narrow minded.
Saying that writing children’s book isn’t “feminist’ enough because this is what this post is saying, is actually going against what feminism is about. If Amy found her calling through wanting to write for children, then that’s just as feminist as joining Torchwood or U.N.I.T
Thank you and have a nice day!
MOTHER FLIPPING AMEN TO THIS ^^^^^
I cannot even say how much I admire and respect female writers for entering a space that was predominantly male. Thoughts and perceptions of the world are influenced by the things we read, the things we watch. So many people can be reached through the art form of writing and it takes a lot of courage to put what you write out there.
Let me tell you something. I would have remained an ignorant and homophobic person who said horrible things to others without thinking about the impact of her words if I hadn’t read books, if I hadn’t realized that loving a man or woman or whoever you flipping feel like isn’t wrong. If I hadn’t seen through books and the power of empathy that author’s interweave into their narratives that I was wrong and that the world is so much bigger, so much better. That I could open my eyes and realize that the way my parents raised me to see the world wasn’t necessarily right.
Not to mention that books saved my life. They gave me some confidence and some feeling of solidarity that I am not alone. Books comfort children who come from broken families or who feel so incredibly isolated. Books save people and teach them and nurture them.
Amy Pond isn’t just a kissagram or a model (and there’s nothing wrong with those jobs, models can inspired people too! And kissograms bring happiness, who are we to judge?) Amy Pond is a motherflipping weaver of words. Amy Pond inspires children and lets them know it’s ok to dream and to want to look up to the stars when the world says ‘no.’ Amy Pond lets children know that it’s ok to look at the universe with wonder, she lets them explore entirely different realities without ever leaving their rooms. She will live forever with her words because stories last and are passed on.
Amy Pond has left her mark on the world by having the courage to write down her ideas and try again and again (throughout hours of writers block and frustrations of yelling at her typewriter for not giving her the right words) and she let it be seen in a public sphere to be judged and ridiculed and loved.
Isn’t that what the Doctor is supposed to show us? The beauty in the ordinary? You say that artists/writers don’t have the same impact as special agents who join Torchwood/Unit (don’t get me wrong, I love Rose and Martha for that and more) but I say you’re wrong.
Look at the ordinary people around you, working hard everyday, shaping your lives with what they do.
They are so beautiful.
They’ve touched you in some way, haven’t they?