Alert, alert – there is a vagina in the TARDIS…

And the new Doctor is a woman! I can almost hear the howls of outrage echoing from the internet. Personally I’m thrilled. Thrilled, elated, overwhelmed, moved. I’m excited for Doctor Who in a way I haven’t been for a good few years now. Whilst I always stayed watching it, it’s been a little off the boil for me – getting a bit tired, a bit stale. I’ve loved all the Doctors, but the material hasn’t always been worthy of the actors playing the role, barring a few standouts and exceptions.

I just hope hope, fingers crossed and praying hard hope, that Jodie Whittaker gets some quality material to work with. She’s a fabulous actress but the standards will have to be so much higher for her, just because she’s a woman. As Madeline Albright once famously said, there’s no room in the world for mediocre women. Women have to work twice as hard to get half as far, and if there’s any let up in interest or quality, she’ll get the blame, whether it’s the writing, the directing, the cinematography, the music, or hell, even the bloody catering.

So come on, BBC. Do us women proud. Because today was just a first step.

  4 comments for “Alert, alert – there is a vagina in the TARDIS…

  1. July 16, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    oh cool! I like that actress too. Here’s hoping the writing staff just writes quality stuff and it’s all “OMG GIRLS!”

    • July 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      I’ve only seen her in Broadchurch, I think, but she was very good. I have high hopes for her, but yeah, just hope the writing is quality. I felt Peter Capaldi was let down by the writing, not so much this season but definitely last season before that.

  2. July 27, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    I’m excited and nervous. I don’t have a lot of faith in the writing and directing staff to make her a success – and I’m hoping fiercly to be proven wrong!

    • July 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Yeah, that’s my concern – and if it’s shit Jodie and her Doctor will get the blame, rather than the [largely male] writers and directors! I felt a lot of the material for Peter Capaldi’s first season at least wasn’t up to his quality, though it improved this past season.

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