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Make the Twelfth Doctor a Woman!
  • Petitioned Steven Moffat, BBC One, BBC America, Alex Kingston, Toby Haynes

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Steven Moffat, BBC One, BBC America, Alex Kingston, Toby Haynes

Make the Twelfth Doctor a Woman!

    1. Petition by

      Josiah Racchini

      Indiana, PA

When I tell people about this idea, some of them gasp and ask 'how dare I'? I have always thought that the least important thing about Doctor Who was the naughty bits and pieces. I feel as though it would be very much beneficial to have the next doctor be a woman. The Doctor has expressed this desire before, and it seems to me that there is no logical reason to not do so. 

I believe that girls and women all around the world would be able to identify with the Doctor much more strongly if the Doctor were a woman- and fans identifying with a character is essential to a show. I believe that anyone who says the Doctor cannot be a woman is ascribing certain characteristics to either sex, and is not willing to acknowledge the fact that gender does not necessarily ascribe a certain set of personality characteristics.

This is not to say that Moffat or Davies were sexist or put woman down in any way- the show has struck me as quite progressive, with many gay and inter-racial couples being presented as the norm that they may not be in today's society. I also realize the amount of responsibility and efficacy that Alex Kingston and Karen Gillan have been given in the recent series. I wish only to say that I believe the role of the doctor could be filled by a woman, and in doing this the writing would be fresh and fantastic, and it would be a tremendous opportunity to give women around the globe the chance to identify with the doctor in the lead role. A woman doctor strikes me as a rather fair and forward thing to do. Why not just give it a try? I hope you consider this petition.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • alex cawkwell YEOVIL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      because it would bring a fresh and new vibe to the whole saga of DOCTOR WHO. plus it is about time a woman took the lead. just male doctors can get a bit boring and old.

    • Amy L SALEM, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      9th doctor said he could turn into anything, that includes the other half of the human population

    • John Tyliszczak WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Never thought of it before but it would be a great idea

    • Alex Fraley CORALVILLE, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      Nothing in the Doctor Who series explicitly states that the Doctor always has to be a man, so it would show more diversity, but it would also just be freaking AWESOME

    • John R. Young EAST NORRITON, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      I think this is a fantastic idea! I certainly hope the writer will consider, and find a way to do this just right!


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