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achuvaquecai:

‘Irene Adler: how to butcher a brilliant woman character’

fritzlang:

‘… In the course of the episode, Adler goes from being a genuinely awesome female character to a damsel in distress who is propped up entirely by men. While the original story was written over a century ago, none of this bullshit happened. Adler is consistently portrayed as strong and bright. Yes, she does what she does so she can get married, but here’s the crucial point: she does it all herself.’ (Full Article.)