#wow remember when the doctor wasnt written as a sexist fuck
wow remember how for the last fifty years the ‘companion’ role has been relatively sexist and was created as a ‘damsel in distress’
wow remember how that wasn’t all she was and in fact used to actually often contributed and be useful in the grand scheme of saving the whole world or at least a few people most episodes rather than just being there while the doctor did it.
So to conclude, yes, admittedly the storyline has been a bit samey, with the female companion having to be saved quite a lot, but to support Liza’s point, they still all saved the world at least once, and proved themselves to be fantastic, bad-ass friends to the doctor.
pLUS THAT’S A LINE FROM MARY POPPINS
CONCLUSIVE PROOF THAT MARY POPPINS IS A TIMELORD
PROOF THAT SINCE THIS IS A SHOW THAT SPANS OVER 50 YEARS IT REFLECTS CHANGING PORTRAYALS OF WOMEN IN TELEVISION AND IN SCIENCE FICTION AND EVEN THOUGH IT MAY HAVE HOUSED SOME ESPECIALLY SEXIST IDEAS IT WAS ALWAYS AHEAD OF IT’S TIME