The Doctor + consequences 2/?
‘I thought I knew the name. Harriet Jones, future Prime Minister. Elected for three successive terms. The architect of Britain’s Golden Age.’
Except Harriet never fulfills her three terms as remembered by Nine, as Ten deposes her and she is removed from office after a vote of no confidence. This rewriting of history gives the Master the opportunity to gain a foothold in the British government and be elected Prime Minister.
This is why I will NEVER forgive Ten or accept RTD as some kind of paragon of feminist writing. The Doctor has his insensitive moments under both RTD and Moffat, but using institutionalized misogyny to end the career of a woman because he disagreed with her on the best way to defend the country she was in charge of? NO. That’s not the Doctor I love. She was doing her JOB, and it was a difficult job for any person to do, and he took that away from her because he thought she made a bad call. Eleven didn’t pull that shit on Churchhill or Nixon, and he had massive disagreements with Nixon. Hell, all he did with Hitler was put him in the cupboard, not that any of those men would have been affected by “don’t you think he looks tired?” the same way.
Harriet Jones died for her country, still trying to save the people she cared about. And the Doctor carries some of the blame for that.
lol you’ve completely missed the point of what i was saying with this
my gifset is showing that RTD made the doctor suffer the consequences of his actions, which were sexist yes, but
a) Harriet shouldn’t have done that, they were retreating
b) ‘I’ve wondered about that for a long time, whether I was wrong. But I stand by my actions to this day’ RTD HAS HARRIET STAND FIRM BY HER BELIEFS, he shows that she WAS right, there was a day that the doctor failed to appear to defend earth. RTD portrays her in a very positive light. then in journey’s end when rose tells him harriet sacrificed herself to get him there, he is absolutely horrified, he’s stunned into silence- he realises that it is his fault.
with this series of gifsets, i’m celebrating the fact that in the RTD era the doctor suffered the consequences for his actions. he deposes the PM in an underhand way? the master has opportunity to become prime minister and bring the human race to extinction. he presumes humanity will return to normal after he removes their only news source in 200000? 100 hundred years of hell and death and misery and it’s all his fault. is arrogant in Midnight? his arrogance almost gets him murdered by the frenzied passengers