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I read this this morning, and my immediate thought was YES!

Part of the reason I never got on with Russel T Davies' vision of Doctor Who was that it was so clear he had grown up wanting to be the Doctor's COMPANION. I never wanted to travel WITH the Doctor; I wanted to BE the Doctor. I wanted to be Dennis the Menace and Batman and Mr Spock and Judge Dredd too. And I wanted to be Freddie Mercury and Alice Cooper and Bruce Dickinson. And later I wanted to be Rumpole, or Paddy Ashdown. Like the first commenter on that post, it never occurred to me (and I thank my Dad for that) that because all my heroes were boys, I wasn't supposed to want to be like them, I was supposed to want to be WITH them, to be their soppy female helpmeet.

My Holly wants to be a Green Lantern.



At least that's a narrative possibility - there ARE female green lanterns, even if they are generally peripheral to the male ones.

I hate this world, that it tries to frustrate her dreams of awesomeness and give her dreams of playing second fiddle instead. My little girl is amazing, and she deserves to have amazing heroes to look up to and dream of emulating. Why is there still, after so many years, only a handful? Why do Ripley and Wonder Woman have to shoulder this burden alone? DAMMIT, WORLD, GIVE ME MORE FEMALE HEROES!

Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011 12:37 pm (UTC)
trialia: River Song (played by Alex Kingston) smiling serenely at the camera while saying 'There's always a way out.' (who] river - always a way out)
From: [personal profile] trialia
Mm.

It's not really about the Doctor's gender in itself, so much as that I like feeling I can identify with characters, and I could never really identify with the Doctor until recently. I think part of it could be that Matt is also a lot closer to my age than any previous Doctor has been. That said, I'd kill to have them write the next one as female-identified - that would be a departure and pretty damn cool. There's some wonderful fanfic out there that writes the Doctor as a woman and married to River. Though I'm sure there would be howls from some quarters. But this queer woman wouldn't mind that at ALL.

Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
trialia: River Song with cascading blonde curls at Amy's wedding, saying 'yes' to the Doctor, with the text 'always.' in script. (who] river - always yes)
From: [personal profile] trialia
*grins* That, too. I definitely liked Vastra and Jenny.

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