Jan. 4th, 2012

sirona_fics: (never leave me)
For those still thinking about the issues in Sherlock 2.01, there is an excellent meta post here, at [livejournal.com profile] knowmydark's journal. Be sure to check out the comments -- some excellent points have been raised on both sides of the debate, and it makes for some really informative reading.

Me? I still don't think the episode was uniformly sexist, or intended as such. It wasn't what I saw when I watched it, although I understand that the experience was not the same for other people -- and that is all fine, because it would be a boring old world if we all felt the same, and also we need people with different perceptions of what we see to make us think about the other side of the debate.

However I am definitely happy to concede that certain issues could have been handled much better, with regards to the source material (which I am not intimately familiar with, and as such do not feel qualified to discuss -- it is probably this fact that is colouring my perception of this episode and the handling of Irene's story arc, as well as her character. I see only what I am shown -- and this is what my last post was based on. I guess I should have made that clear at the start). My views on Irene's sexuality and character remain the same. Again -- different people, different perceptions of what we saw. It's why eye witnesses can be so bloody tricky at crime scenes.
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