Wibbly Wobbly Gendery Bendery


With the announcement that a woman will be playing the Doctor, it occurred to me that “Wibbly Wobbly Gendery Bendery” would be a great title for a blog post.

I began typing it in on Google, to see if anyone had already used the phrase, and it autocompleted it for me.

The quote from “Blink” from which the phrase “wibbly wobbly timey wimey” is taken has already been reworked more than once to be about gender rather than time.

You can even get a version of it on a t-shirt…


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  • Gary

    “Strict progression of male to female” and “Wibbly Wobbly Gendery Bendery” brings up many thoughts.


    Time travel to either the 60’s or the 40’s.


    I would like to see the female Dr Who arrive at the text redaction event (??AD) of the Gospel of Thomas, and witness “114 Simon Peter said to them, “Make Mary leave us, for females don’t deserve life.” Jesus said, “Look, I will guide her to make her male, so that she too may become a living spirit resembling you males. For every female who makes herself male will enter the kingdom of Heaven, and enter the Tardis.”

    114 was obviously added to the text by a female, British, Dr Who, who had a wry sense of humor, and watched too many Monty Python skits.

  • Stuart Armstrong

    Cross posted this comment:

    Strange how the mind works:

    Me: “I don’t the see the Doctor as a woman. Too many of his main personality traits are so quintessentially male…”

    BBC: “We’ve cast a female Doctor!”

    Me: “Hum, that could work…”

    I don’t know anything by Jodie Whittaker, so all it literally took for me to overcome my resistance to a female Doctor Who, was for the BBC to announce they’d cast one. :-)

    Can we say “status quo bias”?