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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.

Letter to
Steven Moffat, BBC One, BBC America, Alex Kingston, Toby Haynes
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Steven Moffat, BBC One, BBC America, Alex Kingston, Toby Haynes.

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Make the Twelfth Doctor a Woman!

The writing of Steven Moffat is brilliant. It's amazing. But, I believe it could become even better. How? Push Steven Moffat to new levels by having the next doctor regenerate as a woman. It is far past time for a woman doctor. The companion of the doctor is the one who is supposed to help him, check him when he gets out of control, and remind him of that silly human thing called emotion. It strikes me as slightly archaic to continue to have this role fulfilled by a woman. Imagine if Rose Tyler and David Tennant switched genders, but had the same scripts. It would be radical.

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.
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Sincerely,