For 54 years, every single one of Doctor Who’s 12 time-traveling leads has been a man. But with the announcement that actress Jodie Whittaker will take the helm as the 13th doctor, men are being a bunch of piss-slurping ratfucks who are hurling misogynist hate speech at Whittaker and the BBC franchise, with some even threatening to stop watching the show.
And because we all know that women are nothing but a pair of funbags with a hole, in response to the announcement, The Sun thought it would be a good idea to run an editorial dismissing it as a publicity stunt “to plonk a woman sheriff in town.” In case their show of misogyny wasn’t overt enough, they also ran a feature on nude scenes where Whittaker has “flashed her boobs” in her “saucy screen past.” Per The Guardian, the Mail Online also published a feature called “Doctor Nude!” that included topless photos some of the male leads, and The Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star also published shots from Whittaker’s nude scenes. Go ahead and try to tell me the world doesn’t hate women.
What’s just as infuriating is that Whittaker had tempered her excitement for the lead role in anticipation of the fragility of the male ego. In an interview with the Radio Times she said, “I want to tell the fans not to be scared of my gender.”
“Because this is a really exciting time,” she continued, “and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.”