“Too often in television, female characters are reduced to one-dimensional archetypes, barely distinguishable from one another, while in the real world, women are subjected to sweeping (and insulting) generalizations. By making its heroes clones, Orphan Black forces the viewer to recognize that though women might share a lot in common genetically, every woman is a distinctively complex individual. In fact, by highlighting the differences between the clones, Orphan Black demonstrates how crucial environment can be in shaping individuals and — especially in the case of Helena — the importance of shaping an environment that actively supports women, rather than degrades them.”
is there anyone who can contact thats-oddly-romantic outside of tumblr? there hasn’t been any activity on her blog for the last few hours and if anyone can get in touch with her, or be able to tell me how she’s doing, please please do that right now.
in the meantime, keep sending her encouraging messages!