Consent in Dr Who

I love Doctor Who, and have been a fan for most of my life.  Yet the show has rightly been criticized many times over its 50 year history, over its portrayal of gender, race, sexuality, and disability.  And right now we have a show-runner (Steven Moffat) who faces accusations of sexism – or at best, an inability to write women characters well.

One particular trend that bothers me in Moffat-era Dr Who is non-consensual intimacy being portrayed as okay, trivial and something to joke about.

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