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Finally, Help in Case You Can’t Handle a Fictional Alien Being a Woman on Doctor Who

In case you hadn’t guessed, we have a lot to say about Doctor Who‘s new 13th Doctor, who will be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, as well as the response to her casting. This is something we’ve waited a long time for, so we’re feeling a bit extra defensive about those who want to rain on our parade. Luckily, the Doctor Who Helpline is here to deal with them so that we don’t have to.

The satirical video from SBS Viceland perfectly illustrates the absurdity of a world in which this is something people are upset about. It’s not that we don’t have strong opinions about fictional characters—that’s kind of our thing—but there’s a unique ridiculousness to being concerned that the Doctor is a woman when there’s 50+ years of a male Doctor to watch if anyone is just that attached to the idea.

Not to mention that men already have mountains of representation in fiction and aren’t in any danger of losing that whatsoever.

(via Mark Humphries on Twitter, image: screengrab)

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