Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has finally admitted out loud, that the Doctor not only can be a woman, but that the character's next reincarnation may finally see this monumental (and long overdue) change.
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Moffat confirmed that "gender itself is fluid for the residents of Gallifrey, something effectively proven by this past season, when the Master's new form was revealed to have had switched genders, and the Doctor was not shocked by the change (he was shocked by the fact the Master had survived and had weaponized the dead and pretty much everything else she'd done, but not the gender swap). As Moffat told Wales Online: "He doesn't seem to register the fact that his old friend is now a woman. So obviously, he doesn't think it's a remarkable thing to happen. We must assume that gender is quite fluid on Gallifrey."
Moffat told SFX:
"There easily could be a female Doctor. I think the next time might be a female Doctor. I don't see why not. I think it's good to do that."Moffat went on to say that he didn't want to do any more speculation about the next Doctor, because Peter Capaldi is doing a tremendous in the role.
(Source Doctor Who TV)