Welcome to Doctor Her!

Doctor Her is a blog about all things Doctor Who, from a feminist perspective. While Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sarah Jane Adventures have all been written about by feminists online, there are very few spaces where Doctor Who and feminism are the focus. This is one of those places. Here you may find reviews of [...]

Why the Doctor can’t visit Night Vale

Like every other geek on the Internet, I’ve spent the summer and fall getting caught up with surreal horror darling “Welcome to Night Vale”, a podcast that’s ostensibly a community radio show aired in a sleepy little desert town where every conspiracy theory is true. The radio host is local Night Vale journalist Cecil Palmer–voiced [...]

A statement of trans-inclusive feminism

I wholeheartedly endorse this statement of trans-inclusive feminism, because feminism–hell, womanhood–without our trans sisters is stunted and incomplete. I’m not sure how I feel about the¬†utility¬†of this–I have been on the Internet for twenty years now, which is more than long enough to get really cynical about online petitions–but I think it’s important enough that [...]

Congrats, Tansy!

The 2013 Hugo winner for Best Fan Writer (well-deserved, as regular readers know)… blogs right here. Now go check out her blog if you haven’t already.

OH STEVEN MOFFAT NO

By now, most of you are probably aware of Steven Moffat’s categorial denial that he would consider a woman doctor: he considers it as unlikely and improbable as casting a man to play the Queen. (Obligatory Kids In The Hall link.) Regular readers may have noticed that I have cut Steven Moffat a lot of [...]

This ‘n’ that

Two quick things. First, as Doctor Who bloggers, we are contractually obligated to give opinions on the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. Mine is that Capaldi is a marvelous actor–which is, like, two or three of my top five qualifications right there–and that casting such a respected and accomplished figure (seriously–dude has [...]

You’re a beautiful woman, probably: My life as an ace Who fan

Some weeks ago, the Daily Fail wrote a spectacularly condescending article on a new book of social justice Who criticism, Doctor Who and Race. There’s a lot to dislike in the Fail’s piece, but I want to draw your attention to one of its most cynical and effective tricks: an insistence on a binary. In [...]

Why I Didn’t Cosplay (But Now I Do)

Last year, on this blog, I wrote the most personal blog post I’ve ever written called “Why I Don’t Cosplay.” In it I opened up about my fears about cosplaying as a plus sized girl. It was a hard post to write because normally I’m extremely confident. I have a very strong “you don’t like [...]