Lets look at ST Voyager no one except Tuvok who was much more experienced was second guessed disrespectfullyHeroine Addict wrote:Hasn't every female-led cop show ever made dealt with the heroine being second-guessed by her colleagues, including her subordinates? Don't Supergirl's friends and colleagues get in her face every week and tell her she's wrong about something?
If a heroine takes too much criticism and gets defeated too often, she's considered weak. (Just look at the Supergirl threads.) If a heroine is too skilled and hardly ever receives or requires criticism and help, she's a "Mary Sue". No representation is going to please everyone.
Having said that, Clara Oswold was a massive Mary Sue. And possibly an indication of how Steven Moffat would write a female Doctor. Fortunately, he won't be writing for the next Doctor.
Cops show a little different dynamic
But can you imagine a female Doctor, being corrected by a male version of Romana or River or tolerating a male shrew like Tegan or Donna Noble.