- Martha Avenue Love Song - The Innocence Mission
- The Nicest Thing - Kate Nash
- Badass - Kacy Crowley
- Martha - Jefferson Airplane
- The Feeling Of Losing Everything - Archive
- Carry Hope - Ilse Delange
- The Unknown - Athlete
- I will see you again - Andy McKee
I saw a lot of posts about the women in DW recently and sometimes I just sit in front of my computer and wonder what the hell is the definition of “sexism” for some people. So I’ll try to make something a bit organized but I can’t assure you that it will make sense. And it’s very long.
I think that, in the end, the Doctor finally realized that he mistreated Martha. But that’s the moment she realized it too. And she left at the moment he was ready to let her in.
In a sense, her story is as tragic as Donna’s and Rose’s stories. The timing was wrong.
Well you know, she had the audacity to be the person who came after Rose, who left the show because Billie Piper wanted to. And then shewasn’t Rose I mean what the hell is up with that?
And then she got a crush on a handsome man who was initially very kind and complimentary to her, held her hand, trusted her even though he just met her, put his life in her hands and oh, yes, kissed her. I mean, who in their right mind would fall in love with a man who looked like David Tennant and did that to them? Silly Martha. And then he came back for her to ask her to come with him? She clearly should never have thought that there was the possibility he might have liked her back.
She was also very smart, had a pretty good life outside the TARDIS, capable and strong on her own, generally did what the Doctor asked of her instead of wandering off and getting into trouble, and took just as much action as the Doctor or more in rescuing herself the few times she needed rescuing. Ugh oh and then she saved the Doctor’s life like, a half dozen times in one season. And then she took care of him in 1913 and then she took care of him in 1969, and then she spent an entire year walking hell on Earth because he asked her to, and saved the universe WITHOUT magic TARDIS or Metacrisis or universe crack powers. What kind of a companion relies on her own strength, brains and will instead of using magic? Truly, a terrible character worthy of hate.
Oh and you know what else? SHE LEFT HIM. How dare she LEAVE THE DOCTOR? I mean, she might send the message to young women that it’s okay to get out of a relationship with someone when they treat you like your feelings don’t matter, when they ask impossible things out of you, you deliver, and he still treats you like you’re not good enough. I mean, what a dangerous message to send to young women, that your entire life SHOULDN’T revolve around a man and you should take stock of your relationship every now and then, and if it’s making you unhappy and he makes you feel terrible about yourself, you should maybe leave him. Next thing you know, she might make people believe that you should put your own wants and desires in your life above that of the man you love. AS IF.
Perfect words are perfect. People hate Martha because she came right after Rose, who was the first companion, and it’s not easy to let go the first main characters. Change is never easy. But you can miss someone and like who comes next. They would have dislike Donna the same way if she had been the second companion instead of the third one.