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Why is the HuffPost so concerned about Dr. Who being a woman?

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  • Why is the HuffPost so concerned about Dr. Who being a woman?

    For a couple of days now the Huffington Post has been writing articles about "Sexist" being upset at Dr. Who character being a woman for the first time.

    Today they published an article taking on all you sexists with Webster's Dictionary.

    And I didn't know Dr. Who was still airing. But anyway. is it just me or do liberals find sexists everywhere the way they find racists under their pillows?


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    Originally posted by Hemi View Post
    For a couple of days now the Huffington Post has been writing articles about "Sexist" being upset at Dr. Who character being a woman for the first time.
    Why do you care?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by America View Post
      Why do you care?
      But Who will she have as her offsider and will that be another pretty girl or will it be a pretty boy, and will she be eccentric enough like the previous ones and ugly enough, or will she be the last?
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        Originally posted by Hemi View Post
        For a couple of days now the Huffington Post has been writing articles about "Sexist" being upset at Dr. Who character being a woman for the first time.

        Today they published an article taking on all you sexists with Webster's Dictionary.

        And I didn't know Dr. Who was still airing. But anyway. is it just me or do liberals find sexists everywhere the way they find racists under their pillows?
        Not just HuffPost, I have seen articles everywhere. It is akin to launching "Jane Bond 007".

        I think it's a mistake because they are messing with a formula that has worked for 50+ years. I haven't cared for all of the actors who played the role (nor have I seen them all) but the chemistry of Dr. Who and some earthling female companion saving the universe is the premise. Are they going to reverse the gender roles? Or is the new Dr. going to be a ... umm... a politically-correct AC/AC?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hemi View Post
          For a couple of days now the Huffington Post has been writing articles about "Sexist" being upset at Dr. Who character being a woman for the first time.

          Today they published an article taking on all you sexists with Webster's Dictionary.

          And I didn't know Dr. Who was still airing. But anyway. is it just me or do liberals find sexists everywhere the way they find racists under their pillows?
          You actually pay attention to the "Huffington Post"??? Why???

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Hemi View Post
            For a couple of days now the Huffington Post has been writing articles about "Sexist" being upset at Dr. Who character being a woman for the first time.

            Today they published an article taking on all you sexists with Webster's Dictionary.

            And I didn't know Dr. Who was still airing. But anyway. is it just me or do liberals find sexists everywhere the way they find racists under their pillows?
            Put yer hair out, son. So Huffpo posted an opinion piece about a bunch of morons pissing their undies over the next Doctor being a woman. Boo hoo to you.

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            It's quite nice to see a woman in the role - I'd been pulling for Natalie Dormer or Hayley Atwell for the role myself, but Jodie Whittaker is a superb actress herself and I look forward to seeing her take on the role. That said, sad to see Peter Capaldi go - I'd hoped he would stay on for another year.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ronson View Post

              Not just HuffPost, I have seen articles everywhere. It is akin to launching "Jane Bond 007".
              *shrug* not sure that would be a bad thing
              I think it's a mistake because they are messing with a formula that has worked for 50+ years.
              I disagree. It will be refreshing and interesting to see what they've got in store here, especially with Moffat leaving as well.

              I haven't cared for all of the actors who played the role (nor have I seen them all) but the chemistry of Dr. Who and some earthling female companion saving the universe is the premise.
              Chemistry between two characters or actors is not particularly limited to male/female. Female and female, etc.. And there have been numerous male companions throughout the series as well, with a male Doctor.
              Are they going to reverse the gender roles? Or is the new Dr. going to be a ... umm... a politically-correct AC/AC?
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                Originally posted by GondwanaLand View Post
                It's quite nice to see a woman in the role - I'd been pulling for Natalie Dormer or Hayley Atwell for the role myself, but Jodie Whittaker is a superb actress herself and I look forward to seeing her take on the role. That said, sad to see Peter Capaldi go - I'd hoped he would stay on for another year.
                My daughter and I really enjoyed David Tennant. He had a half-comic personality that fits the role well. I started watching the show when I was a kid on PBS, with Jon Pertwee. So I liked him for nostalgia sake. I also enjoyed Tom Baker. Most of the others that I have seen I wasn't crazy about, but I've probably missed four or five of them.

                ETA (you already answered some of my comments)

                I believe a politically-correct Doctor will damage the series and lose a good deal of audience.

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                  Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                  Not just HuffPost, I have seen articles everywhere. It is akin to launching "Jane Bond 007".

                  I think it's a mistake because they are messing with a formula that has worked for 50+ years. I haven't cared for all of the actors who played the role (nor have I seen them all) but the chemistry of Dr. Who and some earthling female companion saving the universe is the premise. Are they going to reverse the gender roles? Or is the new Dr. going to be a ... umm... a politically-correct AC/AC?
                  Just figured it was the politically correct thing to do...perhaps incorporating gender-fluid into the mix...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                    My daughter and I really enjoyed David Tennant. He had a half-comic personality that fits the role well. I started watching the show when I was a kid on PBS, with Jon Pertwee. So I liked him for nostalgia sake. I also enjoyed Tom Baker. Most of the others that I have seen I wasn't crazy about, but I've probably missed four or five of them.
                    I enjoyed Tennant as well. Actually my favorite was Chris Eccleston (who kicked off the newer series as the Ninth Doctor) - I was very sad to see him go after just one season, I felt there was a lot of potential and enjoyed his take on the Doctor.

                    ETA (you already answered some of my comments)

                    I believe a politically-correct Doctor will damage the series and lose a good deal of audience.
                    I don't see how this is a "politically-correct Doctor", other than in a "it's got wemmin, it's that Durned PEEEE CEEEEE" way.

                    I'm still wondering what AC/AC means.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GondwanaLand View Post
                      I enjoyed Tennant as well. Actually my favorite was Chris Eccleston (who kicked off the newer series as the Ninth Doctor) - I was very sad to see him go after just one season, I felt there was a lot of potential and enjoyed his take on the Doctor.
                      Looking at Google images, I don't recall seeing his episodes.

                      I don't see how this is a "politically-correct Doctor", other than in a "it's got wemmin, it's that Durned PEEEE CEEEEE" way.

                      I'm still wondering what AC/AC means.
                      It was my off-the-cuff insinuation that the new Doctor might be a lesbian. "AC/DC" used to mean bi-sexual. There's probably a new term these days.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cas07 View Post

                        Just figured it was the politically correct thing to do...perhaps incorporating gender-fluid into the mix...
                        The problem with political correctness is that while it may appeal to the artist/Hollywood/PC crowd, it alienates the majority. If I can't relate to a character then I lose interest.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                          Looking at Google images, I don't recall seeing his episodes.
                          Alas he was only the Doctor wor 13 episodes. But yeah, he was the Doctor who came before David Tennant.

                          It was my off-the-cuff insinuation that the new Doctor might be a lesbian. "AC/DC" used to mean bi-sexual. There's probably a new term these days.
                          Ah. I see. Well, IIRC the Doctor/Master relationship has long been insinuated within the show to have been a bit more than friendship/enemyship (i.e. gay/bisexual subtext wrt the two men) in the past (brought to a head and pretty much explicitly said in the last year or so with Missy, who is the female regeneration of the Master). So I don't think that would be like an enormous leap or anything were that to happen. *shrug*
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                            The problem with political correctness is that while it may appeal to the artist/Hollywood/PC crowd, it alienates the majority. If I can't relate to a character then I lose interest.
                            Well, if one can relate to an alien Time Lord with two hearts and a time-travelling TARDIS, I'd hope one could find some way to still relate to a female alien Time Lord with two hearts and a time-traveling TARDIS. Like, if out of that it's the "female" part that one cannot relate to, I'd suggest the problem is likely with the person trying to relate, not the character.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GondwanaLand View Post

                              Ah. I see. Well, IIRC the Doctor/Master relationship has long been insinuated within the show to have been a bit more than friendship/enemyship (i.e. gay/bisexual subtext wrt the two men) in the past (brought to a head and pretty much explicitly said in the last year or so with Missy, who is the female regeneration of the Master). So I don't think that would be like an enormous leap or anything were that to happen. *shrug*
                              On a similar note, I read an obituary on Martin Landau this weekend and was a bit surprised. I assume you've seen the film North By Northwest? If so, Landau said he "subtly" played a homosexual (a killer) in that film. It never occurred to me before but I can see it now that he said that.

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