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I never jumped on the Snape bandwagon. I don’t think he’s a hero, and I don’t understand why Harry named his son after someone who treated him like shit, but abuse and neglect do strange things to people. 

The way I see it, if Snape really wanted to honor Lily he would have treated her son with the kind of care, compassion, and respect that she would appreciate. But Snape never really respected Lily, and he spent his life punishing Harry for it. 

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mewpre: When I think about feminist TV shows, I automatically think of Orphan Black. The characters have such depth and individuality, especially the clones, that even when one clone is impersonating another, you can tell exactly who she's supposed to be (Tatiana Maslany's incredible acting skills contributes immensely as well). The show's treatment of queer characters is very good as well. And while I feel like there could be more PoC characters, the few that exist have pretty important roles.

I absolutely agree! I love Orphan Black. Tatiana Maslany is amazing!

themathnerd111: Re: the Kill la Kill ask While I think there are misogynistic moments, the main characters are all women (villains included). Any attempts at perversion or sexism are quickly silenced or dismissed by Ryoko or Satsuki. Not only can these girls kick butt, everyone acknowledges and respects them for it. I read the series as a commentary on body shame and how dumb it is that we are taught to hate a naked form. It's presented a little ridiculously with the alien plot, but I do think it is feminist.

It’s weird because on one hand Dean is being so violent which I don’t like, but then he’s also really happy, which I’m sort of in a weird way glad about. 

And I knew I would feel like that. I’ve said for a while that the saddest thing about Demon!Dean is how happy he’ll be. 

I wish Cas was more involved. I want to see him at the bunker helping Sam! I really couldn’t give a shit about what’s going on in Heaven at this point. 

smilodonmeow: In Welcome to Night Vale Meagan is considered a little girl and referred to by female pronouns, but is described as literally a grown man's hand. How much is this good - a metaphor for a trans character vs bad - they always mention her as a man?

That’s really confusing. 

So, physically she is the hand of a grown man? But mentally/emotionally, she’s a little girl? Is it a disembodied hand? Like Thing from the Addams Family?

If people are messing up pronouns, that’s never good representation.

drinkywhiskers: Thoughts on Grey's Anatomy and feminism? I don't watch a lot of tv but I like that Shonda Rhimes writes primarily for the women in Grey's and the men take more of a back seat. Refreshing mirror image of most media even if the show isn't perfect.

I don’t watch Grey’s Anatomy, but I love to see female characters taking the lead!

aphoenixfromtheembers: I'm curious to hear your thoughts on Doctor Who's representation of women and diversity, or more specifically the comparison of such representation between the Russell T Davies era and the Moffat era in 'New Who', since they seem to get the most comparisons. (New Who, in case anyone isn't aware, is all the episodes of Doctor Who shown since the revival of the series in 2005, starting with the 9th Doctor)

This is something we could talk about for hours, so I’ll give a few quick thoughts which we can expand upon later if you want.

1) I think that Donna was the female character who was treated the best. She was the Doctor’s friend in a way that is so far unique to New Who. The Doctor always believed in her abilities, and not in that ‘you’re a special snowflake’ way. 

2) Looking at Mickey and Dan (so far), it seems like Dan is getting more of a storyline/purpose. However, I hate how insensitive Clara is being about his military service. 

3) I feel that Jenny/Vastra don’t get the level of respect they deserve from Moffat. Their relationship is never really taken seriously.