So my post schedule is usually Tuesday/Thursday. Two times a week is enough for me but today we are getting one extra. Why?
The new Doctor has been revealed.
AND. SHE. IS. A. WOMAN!
So yes, this post is about the Doctor flipping finally being a woman and the reason why it is AMAZING. Because this is amazing and needs to have recognition (Even though it’s getting plenty with people all over the world talking about it, but I can talk about it anyway. My site. My posts.)
If you live under a rock and haven’t seen who the new Doctor is yet, watch the video above announcing who it is before reading on.
Jodie Whittaker has recently been announced as the Thirteenth Doctor. After the past couple of years with fans literally begging and pleading for the next Doctor to be female, they finally have done it. And you know why? CAUSE STEVEN MOFFATS ASS IS OUT THE DOOR, THAT’S WHY.
Now that probably isn’t the sole reason why we are only just now getting a female Doctor, but if you think about it, she’ll be reigning as the Doctor when a new showrunner starts up. So to me, it makes sense and it wasn’t Steven Moffat’s decision anymore as to the gender of the Doctor. And to my surprise as well, there wasn’t NEARLY as much backlash as I thought there would be with this. Like, I expected riots and blood wars from all the men who watch the show but surprisingly….. there wasn’t a lot?
Of course, there is still a ton of hate. I’m in a Doctor Who group and someone shared the video and literally every single comment was something misogynistic. And then there’s the Daily Mail tweeter who is pissed, and generally of course there were going to be a decent amount of people who weren’t happy. But you know what? It would have been the same way if the Doctor was male. No matter the outcome there would be some people who were unhappy. You have to take the good with the bad and roll with it.
But I, obviously, am THRILLED to have a Thirteenth Doctor. Because in that same Doctor Who group, there was another share of the video and one woman said that her daughter told her “The Doctor is female! Yay! I can finally dress up as the Doctor!” If anyone wants to know why its so important to me that the Doctor is female, THAT is it. For the little girls who love to watch the show, they finally can be the Doctor!
Either way, I think Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor is probably going to be my FAVORITE. And sorry this post is short, but it was not planned. I just wanted to share my excitement as to a female Doctor.