You support this pro life Kill the Moon theory? Would you like to explain why? I always thought it was a really silly interpretation of the episode, tbh. But maybe I've missed something?
A lot of it is just the powerful pro-life vibe that comes off it in general, but details wise the (rough) allegory is basically:
- Show: the prioritising of a singular unborn life, over the fate of an entire planet, because “I’m going to need a lot more [information/assurance] before I’m going to kill a baby”.
- Real Life: the prioritising of a singular unborn life over the fate of an entirely already formed person. Smaller scale, but still very similar.
It’s just full of the kind of sentiment and guilt-tripping sort of stuff that is thrown at people wanting to get abortions to try and make them feel bad about their decision. More than anything else, so much of the language used is eerily similar.
Also. It’s incredibly unrealistic because the only man
well he’s non-binary but that’s irrelevant here present nopes out of the conversation, says it’s not his place, and leaves the women to decide. Which NEVER happens in actual debates around abortion. The women are lucky if they ever get a say at all, let alone get to discuss/debate it without cis men trying to offer their irrelevant opinions.
It’s like a whole weird twisted allegory, and it just makes me deeply uncomfortable. Like, the actual details are murky, but the pro-life sentiment and subsequent subtextual accusation is still very much there, it’s physically tangible in the episode, and it’s really unpleasant.
Which is a shame, because Clara’s whole speech about the Doctor abandoning her/being patronising is amazing.