morethanprinceofcats asked: To that anon, basically in narratives where one good white woman calls another white woman a bitch, people will jump on it eagerly, because that comparison works to them. But if a woc calls a white woman a bitch, people are not so eager to go "yeah u tell her". It's similar to how pop stars like Gaga and KPerry who are white are shining role models even though they do effed shit, but women like Beyonce and Rihanna are everything that's apparently hurting our young girls. (cont'd in a sec)
suddenly people are going “well that’s rude” or not ladylike or unjust or not okay or whatever, or even just faintly discomfited. it’s not something to cheer. women of color are stepping out of their designated boundaries where they’re supposed to be meek and defer to white women and whiteness. even in a narrative where the woc is ‘good’ and the white woman is bad, because “good” poc in most narratives STILL exist to meekly uphold whiteness (the whiteness of the white characters). even when poc are allowed to be the good guy, they’re still like, the helpful mammy stereotype, the magical negro, or like, the magical gentle mysterious geisha asian woman, or whatever - they still exist to be subservient to whiteness. and even when white people are the bad guy, they’re ever so sympathetic - look at how every facet of crime has a tv show about white people doing it but who are interesting and flawed, whereas poc who are criminals are thugs and extras. a woc, even a good one, calling a white woman a bitch, is confrontational to carefully maintained illusions and preciously upheld norms about white supremacy, ergo a fandom not celebrating it in the Elementary case, when, when it was white mother myth Molly Weasley calling white slutty dark sorceress myth Bellatrix Black a bitch, everyone leapt and cheered and quoted it forever, might not be a sign of progressive feminism, it might just be a sign of racial unease. Hope this helped!
here ya go anon
so i’ve seen a lot of criticisms of elementary’s move to combine the characters of irene adler and moriarty, and i want to address some of those criticisms because i think that this twist is absolutely freaking brilliant and i want to shout from the rooftops about it. so, here we go. one day i will actually learn how to write meta that isn’t so long it requires a read more.
one thing i love about joan’s “let’s go stop this bitch” line is that no one in the fandom/tags seem to be squealing about how fuckawesome it is. there are gifs and stuff but nobody’s been SUPER fond of that moment, it’s so throwaway and been largely ignored/deemed irrelevant, which it is
and like, that’s really important to me
bc often these things get blown up into good bitch/bad bitch
rampant misogyny bein’ a thing and all
godbless elementapeeps who don’t enable girl on girl hate (◡‿◡✿)
In a lot of the interviews we had in the beginning a lot of people said, “What’s it gonna be like, you’re gonna be the sidekick?” They label Watson as the sidekick, or as the foil, and you know…it wasn’t an insult to me, it was more like, I guess that’s what you’ve seen before, but we’re trying to do something quite different. (x)
I know how much you like snapping on the latex.