Doctor Who has at least one major flaw: it hasn’t had a female writer since 2008. It’s hard to wrap my head around, and the omission doesn’t go unnoticed. Writer Neil Gaiman recently touched on the gender imbalance when he answered a question on his Tumblr about which Who writer he’d like to hug:
guyplayfair asked: If you could hug any Doctor Who writer, which one would you hug? I think personally I would go for Robert Shearman, he looks cuddly and that beard would probably feel nice rubbing on your head. Russell T Davies also looks quite huggable but his propensity towards suits and lack of facial hair might not make it as pleasurable as Mr Shearman.
I would like to hug all the women who have written for Doctor Who since 2008. All of them! I would start with…
What, nobody? That can’t be right…. (goes off, puzzled).
We agree, Mr. Gaiman, we agree.
(via Super Punch)