Look at how adorable Kid is. He arranged the entire medicine shelves so Maka won’t be bother with it as she stays in the school’s dispensary. You may think that he did it for himself, because of his OCD, but he did it for someone else, Even though no one will be bother by this, but it’s the thought that counts
I think this scene (and this episode in general) shows how a lot of women can be complicit in misogyny and their own oppression, specifically how misogyny can be so internalized that we don’t question it.
This scene is just one of many that show the power disparity between Lestrade and his assistant (who made such a small impression on me that I can’t remember her name) and also served to highlight the egalitarian nature of Joan’s relationship with Sherlock. The episode really makes a point of showing Joan and Sherlock as a united front, while Lestrade consistently excludes his assistant. An assistant who, apparently, begged to learn the ‘science of deduction’ from ‘the man himself.’
We see the assistant working as hard as Lestrade, if not harder, diligently taking notes and making appointments and following up leads, but she ultimately isn’t learning the trade and is purposefully boxed out of meetings. “Assistants wait out here” was probably only uttered to her once, and it became such a habit for her that she internalized the message. Lestrade’s sexism is overt (and creepy - I would not feel comfortable waiting on my boss wearing nothing but a bath robe and apparently using the bathroom with the door open) and bars her from learning how to interview and the other minutiae of deduction, but the assistant internalizes the message and starts contributing to her own oppression AND THE OPPRESSION OF OTHER WOMEN
She thinks her place is out in the foyer while the big boys play, and she assumes that that’s Joan’s lot, too. She becomes a gatekeeper, not only keeping herself from pursuing her career, but attempts to keep other women ‘in their place.’
She’s a diligent worker in a high-salary field, traditionally pretty, white, and apparently able-bodied. If she’s happy subjugating herself, then Joan isn’t going to stop her, but Joan has murderers to catch. Of course, the assistant benefits from being complicit in these things - she’s got a well paying job in a field she enjoys (maybe not so much room for upward mobility in said field) mostly because she stokes her boss’ ego and doesn’t question the status quo.
This is really a lesson ever feminist needs to learn, and it’s a good thought exercise too. We need to be as critical of ourselves as we are of the media. We internalize those messages, and its a struggle to un-learn them. Sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism - they’re built into the way we think and you can’t fight these things in the world without first fighting the battle inside yourself.