a line written by a man who is consistently shocked when people call him a misogynist (via theumbrellaseller)
Actually, this was a line from a speech that Queen Elizabeth herself gave to her army just before they went into battle in 1588.
Wanna hear the full quoted excerpt?
"I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm; the which, rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.”
So not only is this line a little historic inside-joke, and an actual quote said by the woman herself, but it’s literally Queen Elizabeth speaking to her troops about how although she is physically unable to fight and may be dismissed for being a woman, she’s still equal to a man when judged by her heart, soul and inner strength, and she’ll remain standing by her army and show her courage that way.
I know that it’s easy to accuse Moffat of sexism on several occasions, but this isn’t one of them. If anything, it’s neat that he gave a nod to this speech so that it can be further remembered within pop culture. Instead, this speech requires the Words Win Wars theme or something.