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The big story in fandom right now is the casting announcement for the 13th Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who. The news that Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman to play the role has been met with a lot of emotion from fans. There’s been no shortage of haters, unfortunately, but the rebuttal to them has been swift and satisfying:
I took Daily Mail comments from people angry about a possible Female Dr Who and turned them into episode titles for the new series pic.twitter.com/k586EeVpld
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 15, 2017
'Doctor' has no gender in English.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 17, 2017