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\\\"Flirting and having a crush is not inherently sexist. And even then, this question is clearly asked for male companions (though he didn\\\'t create him, he only wrote his debut two-parter and helped shape him) like Captain Jack Harkness. This almost comes off as a stealth insult for daring to portray the Doctor as anything other than asexual, as if that\\\'s a radical thought among the production team and the fandom 17 years after Grace Holloway, 8 years after Rose, Jack and the Forest of Cheem, and 7 years after Madame de Pompadour, who\\\'s much less ambiguous and under interpretation a romance than Rose and the first couple of years of River Song.\\\"

The original quote did not say flirting and having crush is inherently sexist, just that Moffat is focusing on it with his female characters. And Jack really is the only example of his male companion having crush/flirting with the Doctor and all of it was in episodes that were not written by Moffat.

Forest of Cheem wasn\\\'t romantically involved with the Doctor and the only time it was stated was in a throwaway line written by Moffat. The episode with Madame de Pompadoure was also written by Moffat.

And I really don\\\'t get what it has to do with Doctor not being asexual.

\\\"I especially don\\\'t understand the complaints of Clara as being a plot device moreso than a character.\\\"

I understand them perfectly. I don\\\'t hate Clara but Moffat really did very little in developing her as a person.

Not saying you were wrong for removing it, just arguing with some of your reasonings.
Changed line(s) 1 from:
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\\\"Flirting and having a crush is not inherently sexist. And even then, this question is clearly asked for male companions (though he didn\\\'t create him, he only wrote his debut two-parter and helped shape him) like Captain Jack Harkness. This almost comes off as a stealth insult for daring to portray the Doctor as anything other than asexual, as if that\\\'s a radical thought among the production team and the fandom 17 years after Grace Holloway, 8 years after Rose, Jack and the Forest of Cheem, and 7 years after Madame de Pompadour, who\\\'s much less ambiguous and under interpretation a romance than Rose and the first couple of years of River Song.\\\"

The original quote did not say flirting and having crush is inherently sexist, just that Moffat is focusing on it with his female characters. And Jack really is the only example of his male companion having crush/flirting with the Doctor and all of it was in episodes that were not written by Moffat.

Forest of Chiem wasn\\\'t romantically involved with the Doctor and the only time it was stated was in a throwaway line written by Moffat. The episode with Madame de Popadoure was also written by Moffat.

And I really don\\\'t get what it has to do with Doctor not being asexual.

\\\"I especially don\\\'t understand the complaints of Clara as being a plot device moreso than a character.\\\"

I understand them perfectly. I don\\\'t hate Clara but Moffat really did very little in developing her as a person.

Not saying you were wrong for removing it, just arguing with some of your reasonings.
Changed line(s) 1 from:
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to:
\\\"Flirting and having a crush is not inherently sexist. And even then, this question is clearly asked for male companions (though he didn\\\'t create him, he only wrote his debut two-parter and helped shape him) like Captain Jack Harkness. This almost comes off as a stealth insult for daring to portray the Doctor as anything other than asexual, as if that\\\'s a radical thought among the production team and the fandom 17 years after Grace Holloway, 8 years after Rose, Jack and the Forest of Cheem, and 7 years after Madame de Pompadour, who\\\'s much less ambiguous and under interpretation a romance than Rose and the first couple of years of River Song.\\\"

The original quote did not say flirting and having crush is inherently sexist, just that Moffat is focusing on it with his female characters. And Jack really is the only example of his male companion having crush/flirting with the Doctor and all of his flirting with him was in episodes that were not written by Moffat.

Forest of Chiem wasn\\\'t romantically involved with the Doctor and the only time it was stated was in a throwaway line written by Moffat. The episode with Madame de Popadoure was also written by Moffat.

And I really don\\\'t get what it has to do with Doctor not being asexual.

\\\"I especially don\\\'t understand the complaints of Clara as being a plot device moreso than a character.\\\"

I understand them perfectly. I don\\\'t hate Clara but Moffat really did very little in developing her as a person.

Not saying you were wrong for removing it, just arguing with some of your reasonings.
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