The next Doctor in Dr. Who is a woman, and the internet is losing its mind
There have been 12 different actors who have played the role of the Doctor in the Brithis series Dr. Who. The 13th, for the first time, is a woman. Jodie Whittaker was just announced as the 13th Time Lord in the BBC Series. The internet is losing its mind.
— BBC One (@BBCOne) July 16, 2017
Doctor Who is a time-traveling being from the planet Gallifrey. The doctor hops around the universe in a time-traveling space ship called The Tardis. That is all easy to digest, apparently. It’s the addition of boobs on the doctor that’s making the internet say, What? How? This makes NO SENSE.
Don't even watch Dr Who but the fact that it's now a woman playing the leads character after generations of men is ridiculous.
— Mark Banks (@wfcbanksy) July 16, 2017
“I don’t even watch it, but the extraterrestrial being who accesses other portals in the universe by hopping into a police-phone-box-turned-space-ship should definitely be a man.” Okay, bro.
Would the BBC have turned Sherlock Holmes into a woman? No. So why Dr Who?
— Nigel Cahill (@NigelCahill) July 16, 2017
Hmm. That’s a tough one. Probably because Sherlock Holmes’ character doesn’t routinely come back in different incarnations. Just a guess.
There is a strange thing that happens on the internet when women take on roles in sci-fi hits: some men lose their minds. Don’t try to understand it — you can’t. And it can get very vile. Leslie Jones was trolled so bad after she appeared in the 2016 version of Ghostbusters with all-female leads that she had to delete her Twitter account.
Luckily, most of the internet realizes how ridiculous this is.
Your dad thinks Dr Who being a woman spoils the realism of someone travelling space & time in a phonebox fighting bins with plungers on them
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) July 16, 2017
Lot of folks who have never cared about Dr. Who before are suddenly very concerned. Maybe we should announce that climate change is a woman.
— Carol Hartsell (@carolrhartsell) July 16, 2017
But if Dr Who is a woman, what's next? Actual woman doctors? Not in MY America.
— Twitnter is Coming (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 16, 2017
Ghostbusters, Dr. Who – can't wait for James Bond to be played by a woman so every insecure man on the Internet can cry themselves to sleep.
— Lance Burson (@lanceburson) July 16, 2017
Good news for everyone upset that the new Dr. Who is being played by a woman: you'll all be fine.
— Bill Lawrence (@VDOOZER) July 17, 2017
“Twelve actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show with the concept of regeneration into a new incarnation – an idea introduced in 1966 to allow the show to continue after the departure of original lead William Hartnell who was becoming very ill at the time,” explains Wikipedia. “The concept is that this is a Time Lord trait through which the character of the Doctor takes on a new body and personality to recover from a severe injury or anything that would otherwise kill a normal person.”
I’ve never seen Dr. Who, but anything that throws a bunch of misogynist nerds into a frenzy is okay by me! Carry on.