So I wasn't planning to post today. But last night I watched the announcement for the 13th Doctor of Doctor Who and what I saw literally left me speechless and at the same time desperate to celebrate with someone.
So here it is.
So here it is.
I literally couldn't contain myself when I watched the video and saw who it was. I was making supper at the time but I almost burnt it because my emotions were in such a state and I just wanted to scream and dance and sing and cry. I started retweeting, gasping, smiling madly, spamming my followers' feeds with #DoctorWho13 related tweets....I was ecstatic and I wanted to cry with joy.
Then it got better. As the realisation struck that it was a she who'd be heading up the Tardis, I recognised the actress. Jodie Whittaker is to be the first female Doctor, and THAT was almost impossible to handle. I was buzzing around the house on an hysterical high.
“It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible."- Jodie Whittaker
This post isn't great, it isn't even well written. I don't want to go into a diversity or feminist rant, I just want just to share my joy with you guys and hear your thoughts. And I'm rambling and shaking and I still can't believe it:
It's happened. We have a female Doctor. This is huge.
I stopped watching Doctor Who halfway through Eleven's run because we didn't have Netflix and I couldn't get hold of the dvds. Ten was always my favourite (David Tennant <3) but now I hope I'll get the chance to watch the series again and see Whittaker in the role. Not only is the fact that there's a female Doctor INCREDIBLY OVERWHELMING AND EMOTIONAL AND POWERFUL (at least for me) but she's an amazing actress. I loved her in Cranford, I loved her in Broadchurch, and I cannot wait to see her knock the heck out of this role and become an inspiration for women and girls everywhere. She's already inspiring me.
I am so, so proud of Doctor Who for taking this step. And from the bottom of my heart, I hope that there will be more of this kind of progression in the future: let everyone be allowed to see themselves in the Tardis, to see themselves as a Doctor, if they want to be. I hope Whittaker's casting is the start of something big and something better.
Here are some of the most beautiful, empowering tweets I saw following the news:
Imagine finding the idea of a female #DoctorWho13 ridiculous but being fine with time travel, cybermen and daleks. Imagine.— Hattie Blyth (@hattieblyth) July 15, 2017
No fictional character is 'ruined' by being a woman, because being a woman isn't a downgrade. #DoctorWho13— Emily Cadwalader (@EmilyCadwalader) July 16, 2017
There are little girls who are growing up with Gadot as Wonder Woman, a female Jedi and a female Doctor. I love it. #doctor13 #DoctorWho— Denizcan Targaryen (@MrFilmkritik) July 16, 2017
This is huge. Little girls watching Doctor Who, just like Wonder Woman, will have heroes to aspire to be. Not just companions. #DoctorWho13— Julie Benson (@TheJulieBenson) July 16, 2017
You can be excited for a female Doctor and happy for Jodie while still being critical that ANOTHER white actor was cast.— Martian Manhunter Jr (@BlckBolex) July 16, 2017
WE HAVE A FEMALE DOCTOR.— Christel Dee (@ChristelDee) July 16, 2017
THEY DID IT. #DoctorWho
What do you think of the news? Are you as excited as me?! Don't you think Whittaker is perfect?!
I'm aware that this post is controversial and that there are many fans who are not happy with the news, but if you are happy, COME CHAT AND REJOICE WITH ME <3