If I were to start a DW community* specifically for feminist** fans of BBC Sherlock:

1) Would you join?
2) Would you participate in, say, weekly discussion posts?
3) Would you be willing to occasionally lead discussion posts?
4) Do you think sherlocked_feminists is a decent name? (I tried to pick one that made clear that the central fannish object is the BBC iteration, not the others--the comm as I envision it wouldn't be hostile to fans of the broader canon, but would specifically be intended for BBC!verse fans.)
5) And should I actually title it Angry Feminists Having Accidental Feels About BBC Sherlock? (to solve the Whose Face Are We Having Feels About Today problem.)

* keep in mind that the experience of [community profile] philedom suggests I am not the world's best community mod, though my intentions are always good.

** with all the caveats that it's not a term everyone identifies with, and that the comm rules would make it clear that it's a broad category, and also that the relevant feminism would be intersectional (e.g., anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-classist, etc).
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Sherlock: Harpoon)

From: [personal profile] frayadjacent

I'd do it! I don't really participate in Sherlock fandom...at all. But this would get me excited about doing so.

Either of those titles would be fine with me. I'm not too picky about such things, and also not really clever in the way required to suggest alternatives.
azurelunatic: A glittery black pin badge with a blue holographic star in the middle. (Default)

From: [personal profile] azurelunatic

I would show up! I might or might not discuss. I would probably be too terrified to lead.

Decent name! Decent title!

Also, somewhere on the profile it should say "My feminism will be intersectional or it will be WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG"
kouredios: BBC's Sherlock, with the battle-of-wits table superimposed over his coat &hearts (Sherlock)

From: [personal profile] kouredios

I would join! And I would try to participate as much as possible!

re: #4...are we subverting the fact that Irene being "Sherlocked" was kind of offensive? I'm not sure that will go down 100% with everyone who might be interested, but I can see it as subversion if I squint. :D
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From: [personal profile] memories_child

That's how I read it though I can definitely see why it might not go down well with everyone.
kouredios: BBC's Sherlock, with the battle-of-wits table superimposed over his coat &hearts (Sherlock)

From: [personal profile] kouredios

That works for me. I just wanted to raise the question. :)

I think that it might also work really well as a signal for what you want the comm to be: both feminist and squeeful at the same time. You're right it's hard to think of other playful alternatives.
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Default)

From: [personal profile] frayadjacent

If it helps, amal's explanation is pretty much exactly how I interpreted the "sherlocked" title. Well, after thinking, "hey, that was my least favorite scene in the show!" So it works for me, but I can see kouredios's point.
king_touchy: Sherlock Holmes from BBC Sherlock (Sherlock)

From: [personal profile] king_touchy

Do you think sherlocked_feminists is a decent name?

To me "sherlocked" is a symbol of how the show screwed over Irene Adler, specifically as a woman.

I am terrible at naming things, so I can't offer up any alternatives. I feel bad about that. :-/
king_touchy: Loo Brealey as Molly Hooper (Molly)

From: [personal profile] king_touchy

I enjoy a good subversion. :-) I'm not sure how to twist that term, though, because legibility is a big issue, and a challenging one. Hm, many things are "___-locked." What could you put in front of that? ragelocked_feminists? femlocked_discussions? Hm, the first sounds so angry. Heh.

As for the community itself, sounds like a great idea. The show is so awesome on many levels, yet fails so hard on others, and it's always fun to discuss.

PS. I <3 Molly.
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From: [personal profile] wendelah1

I actually think there's a version of it that could be really interesting and not faily (OK, now I want to write a fic about why she picked it, because that could be fascinating), but the way it was framed? Ugh, ugh ugh ugh. NO.

A version of what? Who are we talking about here? The writer? This was Moffat's script, naturally.

cathexys: T.S. Eliot: affective fallacy the emotion of art is impersonal (eliot) (eliot)

From: [personal profile] cathexys

I may be hanging out in the wrong corners of fandom, but wouldn't any fancom kind of be intersectional and feminist and all the good stuff? Like, do you need to spell that out? I feel like making a feminist Sherlock DW fan com is a bit like making an anti-geek free zone on fanfic on DW. It's kind of a given? (Which is not to say that there aren't incredibly misogynist corners of all fandoms but more that it might be sufficient to make a com and clarify that clearly this will be an intersectionality aware space and all the isms and phobias are not ok...)

FWIW, I like the play on sherlocking/sherlocked, bc it was such a groan worthy moment. But then I enjoy irony :)
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From: [personal profile] wendelah1

Most days I forget I own a cell phone so using tumblr via phone wouldn't have occurred to me. [livejournal.com profile] roxicons has a post with numerous Pusheen kitty icons. I love the litter box one except it's missing the flurries of litter flying every which way.
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From: [personal profile] cathexys

Yeah, I get that. I jut...maybe I wan to give people the benefit of doubt or maybe I think it could be spelled out in the com guidelines?

trust me i'm as second wave a they come, but I feel weird privileging one trajectory over others, as if a homophobic or racist comment were any less offensive or upsetting...

I'm fascinated by the Elementary vs sherlock. I think what it boils down for me is that I love E. but I don't want the type of stories I want in S. (like I read a genderswapped Sherlock AU this morning which had F!John pregnant and it was a great story, except for one moment where sherlock totally derided John and made her his errand boy and...in a m/m relation it doesn't bother me all that much and yet with John being female I kinda recoiled...if that makes sense...I love the close friendship thing in m/f because we see it so much less in mainstream media)


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