Sometimes, being a nerd girl is stressful. Yesterday, I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness and there was so much I loved. I wanted to write a stellar review of it and post it here, but something was stopping me. In writing down my notes, I realized that there was also a lot that was upsetting me about the movie. As you may have noticed, when I get upset, I dwell. I research. This time, it took me from Star Trek to Sherlock via Benedict Cumberbatch, and from there to Doctor Who, via Stephen Moffat. What do these fun and fantastic things all have in common besides my love? Unfortunately, a horrifying treatment of women and prime examples of a misogynist male gaze in tv/film.
If you haven’t seen STID, Doctor Who, or Sherlock, be aware that this entire article contains SPOILERS.