Last night’s Doctor Who was pretty awesome in an awesome season. It’s interesting to me how people have reacted to the big reveal of Missy’s true origins (no spoilers here). I can’t believe that people who have watched a show over 50 years about a character who changes everything about them get shocked and/or dismayed over this particular plot twist. I guess we still have a long way to go for gender equality.
Part of me thinks that this is why being Transgender is one of the most difficult things a person can be. You not only get the stigma of being “gay” since people don’t really get what transgender is, but you also get all of the gender bashing that happens on top of it. I think people’s reaction to the episode is symptomatic of the greater population as a whole and how far we still need to go to get to the point where the only thing that matters is you – not who you sleep with or what gender you are or what clothes you wear or how thin you are or if you have a messed up toe.
The only thing that matters is you as a person. Period. Everything else does not matter. People need to accept people for who they are.
And quit hating on this season of Doctor Who. It’s been one of my favorites! (And remember frothy haters of everything you don’t like, I accept you for who you are – just respect other people and we will get along just fine)
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