2MTL 318: There Are No Fandom Gatekeepers

My wife Shannon guests with her reaction to the recent online criticism of Doctor Who "fangirls."

Uncharacteristically for 2MTL, Shannon has provided genuine show notes:

The tweet that started today’s mess, for which there has been something of an apology:

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  1. I've just listened to your podcast and I have to say that this is the most sense I've heard from any Doctor Who podcaster all year. The attitude reflected in the tweet above remind me of something Tom Lehrer once said:

    "I'm sure we all agree that we ought to love one another and I know that there are people in the world who do not love their fellow human beings – and I hate people like that."

  2. One of the main reasons given why the Doctor's next incarnation shouldn't be female was that it would deprive boys of a valuable role model.

    And yet this is what you get from an uninterrupted line of male Doctors.

    Looks like a first female Doctor is even more overdue.

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