With [white] women working full-time in the United States still only earning 80 percent of what their male counterparts make, achieving pay equity is still a work in progress. In fact, the American Association of University Women estimates that it will take until the year 2059 to achieve full pay parity. But to achieve this end, we must make small gains now to benefit all women in the future.
And for the newest Doctor on Doctor Who, a small step toward pay parity has been made. According to Glamour, BBC director Tony Hall confirmed that Jodie Whittaker — the first female Doctor on Doctor Who — will “receive the same pay for the show as her predecessor, Peter Capaldi.”
As for Whittaker and her newfound role, the actor is excited to be the first to break the mold on the popular show.
“It feels completely overwhelming,” she told BBC, “as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be.”