George Galloway blasts sexist reaction to female Doctor Who casting in opening monologue

George Galloway blasts sexist reaction to female Doctor Who casting in opening monologue

Our host wasn't impressed by the reaction to the announcement of Jodie Whittaker's casting

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

George Galloway blasted the "sexist" reaction to the announcement of the new Doctor Who in his opening monologue today. 

The Daily Mail Online posted an article in the wake of the casting of Jodie Whittaker which showed the actress in nude scenes. 

Our host pointed out that several of the world's most powerful people are women, adding: "The unbelivable level of casual sexism and misogyny has astounded me in the last 24 hours.

"There are women in powerful and important positions all over the world, but a woman can’t be Doctor Who? Really?

"The idea the word 'doctor' is gender-specific is so outlandish i’d never thought I’d have to make the point.

"If it was Mr Bean who suddenly metamorphosed into Mrs Bean you might have a point. But there's nothing gender-specific about Dr Who.

"You say 'he's a man.' But he isn't a man - that's the point. He's a time lord, so can very easily be a time lady."

“The newspapers should hang their heads.”

George also spoke about Donald Trump, saying while he was a "lame duck" president, getting rid of him wouldn't solve anything.

He said: "I liked what he said about wanting to strike a new note in the US-Russia relationship, and the fact he was saying we should never have invaded Iraq.

"The main problem is he hasn’t delivered on a single one of those promises. Yesterday, it [his presidency] all collapsed because the republican congressmen have abandoned ship.

"But be careful what you wish for, because after Trump comes Mike Pence, a religious fundamentalist headcase.

"Getting rid of Trump won’t be the end of anyone’s problems."

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