Oh, and lest I forget:

EVEN AMY’S FUCKING JOB IS SEXIST.

Like, there is nothing wrong with being a model- a woman who is a model isn’t instantly anti-feminist because she chooses to use her own physicality as a means of making money, but the fact that Amy is a model in Doctor Who is a CONSCIOUS CHOICE on the part of Moffat; they were too lazy to develop her any interests or skills outside of sarcasm, so she just gets to be ~*pretty*~.

Rory’s a nurse, a classically “female” job, and it makes sense for him as a character because he’s caring, loyal, patient etc etc- his being a nurse is a part of his character; he’s the “sub” in his and Amy’s relationship, he’s soft, he’s gentle, but he’s also firm and brave when he needs to be. His job is an outward portrayal of his internal character, which is well-developed and balanced.

Donna was a temp; a nod to the fact that she wasn’t supposed to be a permanent companion, and the fact that she was lacking a place before the doctor came along. Rose worked in a shop- “Menial” work, but she was only a teenager,  Martha’s the only female companion with a “real” job; a doctor, a nice parallel that showed she was a “Doctor” already, and maybe even hinted at the fact that she’d eventually come to take on the Doctor’s role and save the world when he couldn’t.

But what’s Amy?

She’s pretty.

And ~*feisty*~!

She comes with an in-built history with the Doctor so that the writers wouldn’t have to develop her trusting him.

So she’s a model; her character’s so empty and flimsily written they couldn’t even think of a role for her outside her face.

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  1. payslipgig reblogged this from blue-author and added:
    Same, for a character as *feisty* character, as well as a canonically adventurous and stubborn one, it wasn’t a huge...
  2. beyond-dimensions reblogged this from blue-author
  3. double--sevens reblogged this from blue-author and added:
    Exactly- she could have been anything; An actress, a sportswoman, a musician- anyone famous and good at marketting...
  4. blue-author reblogged this from double--sevens and added:
    Yeah, I liked it better when we only knew she had her own fragrance and we were able to imagine she was a fashion...