Ladies and gentlemen, and variations thereupon
You know, I’m amazed that in all my time on tumblr, I’ve never seen a single post appreciating this lady. I mean, do you realise what is happening here?
This is clear and casual acceptance of gender non-conformity in mainstream media. And not only is this in Doctor Who, with an audience of millions and millions of people worldwide, but it’s also set in the future, implying that progress is not only spaceships and interplanetary colonisation, but also in the way of acceptance of identity outside the gender binary.
So yeah, let’s take a moment to appreciate the awesome lady in Doctor Who that was totally chill about trans* folk without making a big show of it. You go, girl*!
(*or gentleman, or variations thereof.)
SHE ALSO SAVES EVERYONE FROM THE BAD GUY. THIS IS THE THING THAT HAPPENS. SHE SAVES THEM. SHE IS SPECIFICALLY THE HERO OF THE EPISODE. ROUND OF TEARS AND APPLAUSE FOR THIS LADY.
(and no one even knew her name)
Moffat episodes then vs. Moffat episodes now.