#so let me get this straight #it’s 2259 and the only two women in this story both have to argue to be allowed to do their job #wow jj yeah that’s a really awesome vision of the future (via)
Actually, I’m pretty sure both movies are just rife with scenes where everybody has somebody who is trying to keep them from doing their job because their worried about them, unsure of their capabilities, or think it’s an unnecessary risk. Let’s step back to the first reboot movie for a sec. There was that one time that Spock wouldn’t let Kirk do his job as first officer because he was pretty sure he was an irrational ninny. The crew tries to stop Pike from going over to the ship because it’s certainly a trap. Krik yells at Spock ‘cause he shouldn’t go down to the planet because it’s super dangerous down there. And those are just the big plot moving examples. Then, we get ourselves to the sequel. Everyone keeps saying to beam Spock back from the volcano because it’s too dangerous for him to do his job. Kirk gets demoted because he’s no longer trusted to do his job. Scotty offers his resignation because Kirk is blocking him from his responsibilities. McCoy doubts Sulu as acting captain even though that is his spot in the chain of command. And then the huge one, where Kirk has to punch Scotty out to go face death and save his crew. In fact, the only main character who isn’t constantly defending the right to do what they think is right and in their job description is McCoy who gets the opposite; he seems to be asked constantly to do thing squarely outside his pay grade and Dammit, he’s a doctor, not a __________. The rest of the characters who aren’t constantly defending their right to heroism with their crewmates are the characters we don’t care about and who often get killed. Two gifs of female characters in this situation does NOT a feminism issue make. Seriously…can’t characters just care about each other and try to protect each other by challenging each other’s actions with out it being a social justice issue?
(Source: captainsulus, via missknightinshingingarmor)