Doctor Who could change how women are portrayed in sci-fi

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The Doctor’s greatest power? Her sense of humor.

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For the first time in its 55-year history, British television show Doctor Who will have a woman in the lead role (played by Jodie Whittaker). Doctor Who isn’t the first sci-fi/fantasy franchise to put a woman at the helm, but it could be one of the most groundbreaking.

The character’s development over the years into a witty superhero figure has given it an opportunity to bring a heroine to the screen that is capable of saving the universe — and having a sense of humor while doing it. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out

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