With the announcement of the new Doctor Who, and all the negative comments that come with it about how ‘This doctor is going to be awful’ or ‘I just cant see the doctor as a woman’ I realized something.
Women literally can’t be bad at anything in entertainment.
What if Wonder Woman had failed? What if it had bombed at the box office and nobody had gone to see it? What if it got 5% on Rotten Tomatoes?
We wouldn’t have another Wonder Woman movie for like 40 years.
But Batman and Robin got 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, was called the worse batman movie ever made, and what happened?
Batman got another shot literally less than a decade later.
Hell, Wonder Woman wasn’t expected to do well at the box office, and a sequel wasn’t even considered until after they saw how well it did.
The thing is, if Wonder Woman had failed, that would mean that Gal Gadot isn’t the right person for the role, or shitty writing, directing and editing. It’s a lot more than ‘it’s because nobody likes a wonder woman film’.
So, in other words, if Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor turns out to be bad, it will effect the next ten doctors.
(Not that I think she’ll be bad. I have no clue. Like I said a lot more goes into it than just the actor. It could be bad writing.)
if this happens, how much do you want to bet that we wont get another female doctor? That if they do, they’ll blame Jodie Whittaker and say things like “we already had a woman doctor and it failed so we can’t have another one.” But we’ve had twelve men doctors and some of them have been bad. Does that mean we never get another male Doctor Who?
Of course it doesn’t.
My point; men can be bad at things. Women can’t. And when they are, it’s every woman’s fault.
Merlin is such a jealous hoe, I love it. Some dude flatters Arthur? Merlin shoves him. Arthur goes on a picnic with a girl? Merlin will spend the whole evening throwing them dirty looks. Mordred fought well and Arthur is complimenting him? “MY LORD!!!” PAY ATTENTION TO ME. Arthur is hugging Gwen? Merlin makes a bitchy comment to get Arthur’s attention. Why is all this canon. Why are you so jealous Merlin jfc