Graceful Leonard wrote:We no longer live in the Dark Ages.
Betty wrote:Is that a reason to force someone to have a **** change operation? I accept that maybe Timelords are able to regenerate into a different gender, but I've always had the impression that the Doctor was happy to be a boy. I would consider the Doctor regenerating into a woman to be an insult to females and gender equality. These artificial acts actually make matters worse.
Graceful Leonard wrote:Why see it as tokenism? There's nothing to suggest (as far as I'm aware), that the Doctor's gender is any more fixed than his visible age, skin colour, personality, and so on. The show has had a patriarchal overtone long enough. More to the point, there are many actresses out there who could bring something new and interesting to the role.
Those actresses can either play companions, nemeses, or some other Timeladies, but the Doctor is a man. You wouldn't make MacGyver have a **** change for the sake of supposed "fairness". If the public wants a time-travelling woman from Gallifrey, there is no reason why they shouldn't make a spin-off about one, but leave us the Doctor as he is.
Graceful Leonard wrote:I'm not saying any character should have a s3x change due to fairness! It has nothing to do with positive discrimination.
I am saying that they should be unafraid to cast the best actor for the role, regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
Betty wrote:In that case, when they make a movie about Nina Simone, I want Hugh Laurie to play the lead...
Graceful Leonard wrote:A question, Betty--let's just say they did cast a female Doctor. Would you give the actress a chance or just stop watching?
I would stop watching. On the other hand, if they made a spin-off about a Timelady, I would gladly watch it.
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