We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
Get her back for me! Get her back for me now, or I will cut you into pieces.
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I fricking love everything about this scene
There is literally nothing more important to Vastra than this woman right here in her arms. NOTHING. When she’s frightened that she might have lost her her desperation is so great that all of that aggression that comes with being a Silurian warrior comes to the surface…but as soon as she sees that she’s alright, there’s so much tenderness and compassion and just pure love…
I so badly want to see more of these two in the next series…this couple right here is just perfect in every possible way
And on a personal note…I grew up watching Doctor Who when I was little…it was on UK Gold at the time and I never missed an episode…and I just think of the generations of future kids who will grow up, watching the new episodes and watching repeats/DVD’s of the ones that have aired so far…and it makes me so happy thinking of all the queer fanboys and fangirls who are going to get to grow up seeing this awesome lesbian married couple, being portrayed as so awesome and lovely and wonderful <3
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.