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I stand with the thirteenth Doctor

Fans of Doctor Who, it seems, are either thrilled or devastated by the news that Jodie Whittaker (a.k.a. A WOMAN?! *le gasp*) is going to be the next incarnation of the Doctor. It was a move that a lot of us saw coming, but not all of us are on board with. While I understand some people’s reservations about the actor herself (apparently she lacked charisma in Broadchurch), I feel that’s the only valid concern about the future of the series. I really don’t want to seem harsh, but these days I am becoming increasingly impatient with those who refuse to accept social change and acceptance. So really, and in the most polite fashion I can muster, I really want to have a bit of a rant about that.The internet really has been a bingo card of everything we have come to expect from – to generalize – the more right-wing/Libertarian viewership of Doctor Who. I am loath to throw around the terms ‘mysoginist’ or ‘meninist’, because I think the main cause of uproar isn’t …