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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Dr Who?


Peter Capaldi's Dr Who becomes Billie Piper


Billie Piper says it's time to cast a woman as Dr Who. With Peter Capaldi stepping down from the role Billie Piper said it would "feel like a snub" if the role didn't go to a woman: "I think it would be great [to have a female Doctor] given the spirit of the world at the moment. I think it would be timely".

Timely? She is way behind the times. Transgender is 'timely'.

Under guidelines issued by the British Medical Association, expectant women are no longer to be known as mothers-to-be, because they might not be female. Report here. The Telegraph has more instances where offence may be caused.  "The elderly" should be referred to as "older people", "disabled lifts" called "accessible lifts" and someone who is "biologically male or female" should be called "assigned male or female".

Also from BMA's guide to effective communication:

You should avoid references to a person’s gender except where it is relevant in a discussion.
If you don’t know for certain what gender to use when talking about a person’s loved ones, or
if you aren’t sure whether someone identifies as male or female, keep your language neutral
until you know what terms they prefer to use. For example, use the word ‘partner’ instead of
‘wife’ or ‘husband’, ‘parent’ instead of ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’, and ‘child’ instead of ‘son’ or ‘daughter’.
You can also mix up the word order in common expressions, eg instead of saying, ‘men and
women’, use ‘women and men’.

Has the medical profession gone mad? Citizen Go has organised a petition if you wish to sign.

3 comments:

  1. They should make a female "Nurse Who" and watch the feathers fly.

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  2. It strikes me that the whole world is slowly going mad.
    Each one of us should individually take a vow of silence and become reclusive .
    Instant cure.

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