Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Why shouldn't Dr Who be a woman?


It is 2013, why shouldn't Dr Who be a woman? so asked a lady on my wireless this afternoon. I remember the cosmic doctor from my childhood, apparently someone called Bet Lynch (a good Catholic girl?) is being proposed to play the transmorphing character. I like the idea of a Miraculous Medal toting, Infant of Praigue venerating Catholic girl as a superhero, a real sign of multicuturalism, especially as being Irish according to government forms is being an ethnic minority, it goes alongside various types of British but is distinct from being blandly "European". But then "Catholic"? No, not unless she is so very spiritual and does a bit of Wicca too. Plain ordinary open to Life, going to Mass on Sunday Catholic just wouldn't quite work, well not unless there are bloodsucking, oversexed vampires to be combatted.

But Dave Cameron is in power and it is 2013, why should the Doctor be a woman? I would suggest that there is no reason why Dr Who shouldn't be a transexual, why not, what phobia is holding back the Beeb - or is it the otherside? The Doctor being a women is just so last year! There are other discriminated groups to struggle for.

I know there is concern that children as young as eight, but I suspect in some households even younger children are regularly watching pornography but broadcasters have a duty to reflect the everyday environment in which children are growing up, so maybe she/he should be a porn star but obviously not "trafficked" too much bleak reality there, possibly just a plain ordinary "sex worker". I know some will object, some will say why shouldn't Dr Who be bi-sexual, I say why not a bi-sexual transexual, who is into a bit of cross dressing too, disabled of course, if the sex it is alreight providing it is "safe", especially as most sixteen year olds are sexually active. It is all harmless, it is after all 2013 and Dave is in power!

Having said that, on a milder note, I am inclined to demand the Women's Hour (better, Wimmins Hour) should be replaced by a "Hours" going through the LGBT-plus spectrum. Now Gay marriage is well on its way to becoming Law in this country we must look to pushing forward the rights of other minorities and breaking free of all those pre-Freudian taboos.

Now, who was that bigot who was saying Hollywood thought the new Liberace biopic was just too "gay" for Hollywood. Most probably some weird Catholic.

11 comments:

Eccles said...

Why can't they get a Dalek to play Dr Who, instead of all these humanoid types?

Robert said...

If they made Dr. Who genderless, that would completely ruin the show for many who have watched it for years. Just for the cause of secular so called "equality". He is a guy so keep it that way!. What's next a male Wonder Woman.

gemoftheocean said...

[Sometimes you are too funny for words! This is one of your best.]

You say: "But Dave Cameron is in power and it is 2013, why shouldn't the Doctor be a woman? " You have inadvertently supplied your own solution. Kick him out of being PM, and let HIM play Doctor Who has he has slightly less testosterone then the average woman. Then you get a woman Dr. Who, and have him doing something less damaging than playing PM.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Robert,
You are just a reactionary bigot, it is 2013 after all!

nickbris said...

Why can't He/She have the operation? They can even change back again,they are very clever at The Avenue Clinic

Independent said...

If animals are equal to people then why should an elderly friend of mine not be allowed to marry her cat? She would then have all the advantages of not being affected by inheritance tax and since consummation was not required could terminate the relationship with ease but would have her genuine affection duly recognised.

Robert said...

And proud of it. He He!!:)

Simon Reilly said...

To be honest I think the Doctor has reached his last generation (or degeneration rather) and should bow out altogether. I was appalled at the resurrected series, which was a mockery of the original (although the decline of the programme really started in 1976). The last real vintage episode was Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin, it is really worth watching and commenting on from a Catholic point of view (you will see why when you watch it).

John Nolan said...

From what I remember of Dr Who (I haven't watched it for decades) the aliens seemed to be forever indulging in rituals which resembled the Novus Ordo Mass as celebrated in most parishes.

Simon Reilly said...

Mr Nolan should watch Spearhead from Space to confirm his suspicions.

Independent said...

The doctor's companions have also deteriorated. Who can compare with Zoe, Liz from Cambridge, and the unforgettable Leila?