fic: slow and steady, part 1/2


Ten/Rose. This is a very, very belated birthday fic for the wonderful thebadddestwolf. Sorry it’s so late!!

“Ouch,” grumbled the Doctor, as he straightened his posture. His hand moved to his lower back and he groaned a little.

Rose swallowed the bit of toast she was chewing and asked, “You all right?”

He’d been bending down to fetch something out of a cupboard in the galley when he’d felt the twinge. “Yeah. Just…” He rubbed at his back. “I dunno. My back’s killing me.”

"I can help you with that, if you want," Rose offered casually, taking a sip of her tea.

His eyes widened. “I’m sorry?”

"Mum said I was really good at giving back massages. Even tried to get me to go on a course for it, and all that. Too expensive though. Still, luckily Keisha’s aunt was a trained masseuse, so she taught me some stuff for free.” She placed her mug on the table and stood up, walking over to him. “I’ll give you a demo, turn around."

"No, no, it’s okay. I’ll be fine." He cleared his throat. "Thank you, though."

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Here’s an example of sexism in the media. It’s very subtle, but it’s insidious, and it’s everywhere.

Men’s washroom and women’s washroom, each with an ad in the mirror. Both ads are for the same car. However, the text is slightly changed - in the men’s, it tells you that you look a million bucks but would look even better in that car. In the women’s, it gives you concern that you’re having a bad hair day but that’d be okay if you had that car.

The men’s ad assumes you’re confident and powerful and tries to optimize that image. The women’s ad undermines your opinion of yourself and tells you how to fix it.

Seriously. That shit is fucked.

In the books, Jenny finds chummy and her policeman (who wasn’t called Peter) in bed together even though chummy was on call at the time and it was in Nonnatus and they weren’t married.

I am so so glad they didn’t show this scene in the show, because I think it’s so good they’re trying not to show sex - (it’s not at all because it would make it so incredibly unfair that they show the world chummy engaging in definitely unchaste behaviour when we haven’t even got a Turnadette kiss. No, it’s not because of that at all)