For the first example, the pregnant man on Doctor Who, even though, you know, he kind is an alien.
https://www.msn.com/zh-hk/news/other/do ... ar-BBPn9et
Um, ok. The theme of a pregnant man in sci fi was around in the 1990s. Take for example the Sliders episode Prince of slides.Some people are very upset after Doctor Who featured a pregnant man.
The November 4 episode of the BBC sci-fi show, “The Tsuranga Conundrum,” introduced Yoss, a member of the alien Gifftan species, played by Jack Shalloo.
Although Gifftan look like humans, it’s revealed that Yoss is heavily pregnant.
The character explains that unlike humans, both male and female Gifftans can give birth—men give birth to boys, and women give birth to girls.
The news was enough to upset some viewers, who lashed out at the BBC over the storyline on Twitter.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3jck67 (at the 2:39 mark)
Or even earlier in Alien Nation.
Example 2 from Doctor Who is that its too politically correct for having episodes involving Rosa Parks or the partitioning of India.
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/doctor-who ... torylines/
This seems a bit weird in light of historical Who episodes from the Hartnell era Such as the Reign of terror and the Crusades with similar themes, just look at Reign of terror with people being persecuted for their religious affliliation just like the recent Who episode involving the partitioning of India.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Reign ... octor_Who)
Or perhaps the Troughton episode, "The Highlanders," where Scots were feeling persecuted by the English. Oh wait a minute...
But I think that all important symbol of manliness, Sorbocules tops the political correctness scale in terms of antibigotry. Behold season 2 episode 5, The Outcast
Where we have such awesome lines as a man going (and I am paraphrasing here) - "I can't find work because the centaur does the work of 3 men."
Hercules then replies - "But does he get paid the wages of 3 men, he has to feed his family too."
Seriously. In Australia this episode was advertised as Hercules fighting the most dangerous monster of all... BIGOTRY. Can you imagine how people would shit themselves if we advertise Doctor Who as, The Doctor now fights the most dangerous monster of all... BIGOTRY.
Example 3, again from Doctor Who
If you watch Dave Cullen on youtube he rants against Doctor Who, and while he does have a point about some shitty episodes like "To kill the moon," describing the show as man hating because of jokes like the one Clara made about too much testosterone is a bit of a stretch. What's the betting if someone made a racist joke, they would wave it away as just joking.
Well, the thing is, Sliders tops that as well.
I was totally triggered and offended when a character says something about men cannot fly aeroplanes because of too much testosterone. Oh wait, I wasn't.
As someone who grew up watching sci fi / fantasy in the 80s and 90s, my first thought is, what's the big deal? You can make a case that you would rather the Doctor fight Daleks than human bigotry, but to claim its too politically correct? Like wow.
What other examples which would be considered "too much political correctness" appeared in your childhood shows without triggering the alt right types during that time?