This is going to be a short post, and a last minute one at that, I’m not going to lie. But I wanted to write this post nonetheless.
Today it was revealed who the new Doctor Who was going to be. Although I am a fan of the show and watch it purely for enjoyment, I wouldn’t say that I’m as into it as others may be. What I guess I’m trying to say is that I’m not “obsessed” with it (I much prefer Harry Potter, let’s be honest here!)
From what I’ve heard since the announcement has been made, there are some people that aren’t particular happy with the choice of change. With a female regenerating as the new Doctor rather than a male, it is a change, but I believe it’s a good change. And I’m sure the majority of people would agree. I’m excited to see Jodie Whittaker play the role as women have always been the companion alongside the doctor. It’ll be like a breath of fresh air in all honesty!
The change in gender of the doctor will be a shock to some, but it shouldn’t have to be a big deal. It’s a positive step in the right direction when we still live in a mostly patriarchal society to this day.
Not only is that a great step in the right direction, but I love how a popular show like Doctor Who also brings diversity in other ways through sexuality. The most recent companion, Bill Potts, is openly gay. The previous companion, Clara Oswald, is also bisexual which I didn’t know about up until recently. Sexuality and representing it in the media is important, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be the main focus and this case it wasn’t, but the representation was still there. Good job, Doctor Who.
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