Please feel free to skip it. Or not. Whichever. It’s just that I have dealt with this sexist-Moff nonsense for a very long time without exploding, and I have just hit the goddamn boiling point.
The problem with the “The Moff is sexist” crowd is that you always think he’s sexist, no matter what he does.
I can see where you’re coming from, you lot, I really can, because if you look for it hard enough, everything is sexist. But the fact remains that absolutely fucking no one was wanking about the Moff’s supposed sexism on my dash before someone found that one awful interview, took a couple of quotes out of context, and posted them on Tumblr. The Moff has since responded to that with this:
The only conclusion I can draw from this is that you’re all leaping to find things that are sexist after you’ve seen something in a bad interview that he may not actually have said, and you’re now seeing sexism like Glenn Beck sees a liberal conspiracy. I shall conclude with the following quote, in which the Moff discusses writing a character named Lynda Day from his first show, Press Gang.
“Because I’ve never been a 17 year old girl, it’s rather interesting to think like one, or rather to force yourself to consider the world from that perspective. And it actually started to make me angry. I’d never really thought about it before, but you know, when I’d consider the world from the viewpoint of this dynamic, highly intelligent, highly talented 17 year old girl, and think what’s going to happen to her, think about how much harder it’s going to be for her than it would be if she’d been a boy - it made me so angry.”
So, you know. Either someone in the media wanted to make the person they were interviewing look bad (a phenomenon that has certainly never occurred before in the history of Britain, television, or the world), or the Moff’s sexism is like Amy Pond’s pregnancy in that it comes and goes, quantum-fast.