Something About Turning The Clock Back

Some folks these days want to turn back the clock it seems. As much as they would love to go back to a time when they didn’t have to encounter people who are different from them they just can’t do it in reality.

If they could, then they should go all in. Let’s get rid of modern conveniences like The Internet and cool things like Amazon and Netflix. Make it hard to breathe and fewer restaurant choices. Medicine, who needs things to keep diabetics and others with chronic illnesses from suffering. Our cars can get less miles to the gallon and our roads won’t be as nice either.

We can go on and on in turning the clock back so that some people feel more powerful and entitled. My friends the world is a scary place these days because a lot of people are afraid out there of change because they don’t want to have to move forward. We all have a choice to embrace the future where everyone has a say and is equal or backwards where some folks live in a lot of fear. Let’s keep the ball of life moving forward because we can’t go backwards, at least I hope so.

The Thirteenth Doctor – Jodie Whittaker – #DoctorWho

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Today it was announced that a woman would play the 13th Doctor on the long-running British TV show “Doctor Who” until now the role has been portrayed by men. Capable men who told the unique story of a Time Lord. You cannot stop progress though. Jodie Whittaker, the first woman cast in the lead of this important show, will assume the role at Christmas time. It’s been a long time coming and it will mean the show will be somewhat different but you know it will also be the same.

Science fiction is about imagining the future and to dream of a better place for us all to exist in the universe. In my mind the future should be gender inclusive, age inclusive, equality minded and based on the idea that it take 100% of the population to get the job done. Sydney Newman created “Doctor Who” with change in mind. Unfortunately some are missing the point of what a Time Lord is and can be. Women are warriors, they are valuable, they are worthy to take the lead.

Lately we have seen women win the day at the box office in roles that are strong and fierce, so there is an audience there. We are in an age where we need women to remind us of what it means to imagine life in Time And Relative Dimensions In Space from a different but equal viewpoint. In the era in which we live now we need women’s role models so that our wives, sisters, daughters and the like will be inspired to dream a very possible dream. Timey Wimey, Wibbly Wobbly.  Time keeps on ticking into the future and that future is female.