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What's your opinion on the news of a female Doctor? (Doctor Who)

  1. accisdead I posted this opinion somewhere else, and typically I don't interfere with others' thoughts, since they're typically difficult to sway, but I find this SO important to defend. Doctor Who is about acceptance and family and love and overcoming hardships and loyalty and-- well, if I repeated the benevolent themes, we'd be here all day, but nonetheless, this hate is ridiculous, and here's why. I think it's great that they finally took it a different route and attempted something fresh, so I can't help but partially disagree with you. The fear of not being politically correct has enhanced a lot of media these days (ethnic models, true-beauty campaigns, LGBT+ promotion and normalizing) and is on its way to killing harmful stereotypes, but simply making the Doctor a woman this time around... it can be nothing but profitable. I mean, really, who is it harming? All of the younger female fans who finally get the chance to see an independent, likely-eccentric, INTELLIGENT, heroine? The males who believe that such a thing isn't possible? Or maybe the industries, themselves, who are still producing content with white-male supremacy at its core, afraid to step out because of dedicated fans who will rebel if they step out of line and pull what BBC did. Regardless of opinion, the Doctor has even stated himself, or now, herself, that regeneration is free of gender and age rules. So, a female Doctor can be only but expected. I can't understand why half the fandom is splitting because of this one factor, when they promised they'd remain through thick and thin.

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