Earlier this year it was announced that Jodie Whittaker would be playing the first female Dr. Who in history, a very notable decision that, of course, enraged sexist trolls. Since then, many have speculated on how the character of Dr. Who would be changed by her gender. On Thursday, the BBC gave fans their first glimpse of Whittaker's look for the new series.
The early answer is that Dr. Who hasn't changed very much at all:
Sexism is still at play! In the responses to the BBC's picture of Whittaker as Dr. Who, there are plenty of people saying her outfit is wacky and inappropriate. Luckily, there are far more people refuting the claim that Dr. Who has ever been stylish, being an alien and all. Many are also pointing out the obvious references to other famous TV aliens of the past. Recognize those suspenders?
i know, right? it's almost like she's fun, unique, and... an alien? FINALLY, a good outfit. first in 11 years.— 😸Beta cuck🔥 (@DrewsClues) November 9, 2017
Dude walked around with celery strapped to his chest and everyone thought it was fine— Scott Knapp (@scottster246) November 9, 2017
Dr. Who may be a woman now, but she's not going to suddenly get sleek and sexy. She's gonna be the same doofy self she's always been. With really big pockets.