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She's got a good point.
When "Doctor Who" announced the casting of Jodie Whittaker in the title role, some people kind of freaked out.
The series, which debuted in 1963, follows a time-traveling alien around the galaxy to solve crimes and right wrongs. Up until now, the titular character has been portrayed by multiple actors, all of whom were men. Whittaker made her debut as the Doctor at the end of the December 2017 season finale. The controversial casting decision was met with a mixed reaction among fans, which prompted the BBC to go on the record with its official ruling: The Doctor is an alien from the planet Gallifrey and yes, can switch gender.
Pretty silly, isn't it?
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Loneliness is becoming a public health issue.
We live in a time when we're more connected than ever, and yet a recent survey found that most Americans could be classified as lonely — feeling out of step with the world, not creating meaningful relationships, and seeing themselves as disconnected, even when they're with others. That same survey showed that young Americans may be the most lonely demographic. And that's a problem.
Social isolation comes with health concerns, both physical and mental. According to a 2010 study, loneliness could be just as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, it can be a factor in the development of depression, and it can hasten cognitive decline due to a lack of intellectual stimulation.
If you're living in 2018, you've probably encountered mansplaining — the word or, unfortunately, the real thing.
What is mansplaining? Are you doing it? And what do you do when you find yourself up against a mansplainer?
Luckily, the good folks over at The Nib are here with handy answers to all three — in delightful comic form.