...yeah, ol' skoolers know exactly how many things are wrong with that above sentence.
But this bit from the article really, really pissed me off:
The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology yesterday called on the BBC to finally realise Mr Newman's vision and ensure that the current Doctor, Matt Smith, is succeeded by a woman.
Jane Butcher, the centre's assistant director, said: "Having a high-profile TV character such as Doctor Who being played by a female would raise the profile of women in science and would help convince young women that they can make an important contribution, both as scientists and as leaders."
How the FUCK does that help women be convinced they can stand on their own make a contribution rah rah vag power if the only fucking way they can make it popular is by STEALING A MALE ROLE? Stop trying to ride the coattails of things that are popular and stand on your own two goddamn feet, you stupid bint! You're practically the antithesis of feminism at this point!
"WAAAAAH WE AIN'T POPULAR ENOUGH. MAKE US POPULAR BY LOPPING OFF MALE CHARACTERS TESTICLES. MAKE THEM LIKE US."
Try making your own character that isn't shit. Maybe that would help. It certainly worked for Sam Carter, "Bones" Brennan, Susan Calvin, Jordan Cavanaugh, Zira, Ellen Ripley, Liz Shaw and a host of others.