Agh it bothers me that I tend to only talk about Martha when I see some hatred in her tag (oh tumblr, please be more transparent) but really though, I am so sick of Martha Jones is a lesser character because she fell in love with the Doctor as if Rose did not do the same thing. I'm so tired of seeing Martha Jones's character growth being invalidated because apparently, your love for you renders you useless in your own agency (but it's not the same for a white companion, obviously!)
Let’s get something straight fandom, unrequited love doesn’t make a character underwritten nor does it make the character any less than she is which is brave and selfless. I am tired of seeing this belief that Martha Jones is a less of a hero or a character because she loved someone who didn’t love her back. As if Martha Jones' crappy treatment by Ten (oh my sheer hatred for him) is not Ten's fault but rather Martha's. It's amazing how much a fandom will bend backwards to defend Ten but discounts Martha Jones's bravery, her sheer will, her cleverness, her selflessness, her tenacity, her spirit, and the fact that she walked across earth for a year because she saw humanity as something worth saving (she always did). No, in fact all fandom cares about is Ten's mangst and his utter bullshittery (the same fandom that denies that Ten was a privileged man when it's canonically shown: Please tell me why else he would take her to a time when she would be stripped most of her rights?).
I find it really weird that fandom will not take her calling out the Doctor when she's wrong as something about her character but apparently her ~unrequited love~ made her whine? (That slap he got when he was Mr. Smith, I might have cheered and laughed.)
So here's to Martha Jones- you're better than good; you're the fucking best.
Also I am always going to be sad that Martha Jones and Eleven never get to travel together (they would have been fantastic s6 bullshit asides). But Jack will probably be brought back before they even think of bringing Martha back (fucking Moffat)
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