Anita Sarkeesian is a pretty well known feminist who describes a lot of “issues” she sees in society even when no one’s asked her. She often goes out of her way to point out her social justice point of view, seeing issues where really none exist. And now, she has a problem with Doctor Who. Her problem? That it’s an “overwhelming white show” then goes on from there…
It’s not as if you fix the “woman” problem, THEN the “race” problem, THEN the “queer/trans” problem, etc. It all has to happen in tandem.
— Feminist Frequency (@femfreq) July 16, 2017
As written for The Daily Caller by Ian Miles Cheong:
Doctor Who might be the “wokest” science fiction show on TV. Since its reboot, the long-running British television series has cultivated an young audience of progressives whose predilection for coming up with new genders is about as prolific as finding new things to be offended by.
Feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian, who harassed her critics during a recent panel at VidCon, took issue with the Doctor’s newest regeneration. Writing on the official Feminist Frequency account on Twitter, Sarkeesian condemned Doctor Who for being an “overwhelmingly white show” that simply isn’t doing enough to fix the issue of minority representation in the media–as if it is the show’s duty to address social problems.
“It needs to be said that [Doctor Who] is still an OVERWHELMINGLY white show and that issues of representation do not exist in isolation from each other,” she began. “It’s not as if you fix the ‘woman’ problem, THEN fix the ‘race’ problem, THEN the ‘queer/trans’ problem, etc. It all has to happen in tandem.”
Sarkeesian strongly implied that the new Doctor must be intersectional–a transgender woman of color.
“Treating these as separate issues works to create a vision of progress that perpetuates the very imbalances we’re struggling against,” she continued. “We need to acknowledge the ways these issues are inextricably linked if we’re going to move forward toward a more equitable world for everyone.”