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Discussion: Companion's Families, why did we only see the women's?

Discussion: Companion's Families, why did we only see the women's?

It just occurred to me, in conjunction with other posts about sexism or female emancipation or characterization in New Who, that of all the male and female characters in New Who, we only really ever see the women's families.

Why not the men's?

Is this sexist? Or a parochial view? Or just coincidence?

We see Rose and Donna still living at home with mum. We see their boyfriends, and grandads, and dead end jobs as they wait for "something better" to come along. Even Martha, who is at least not living with her mum, is still controlled by her family and her mum.

Yet, we never hear about Captain Jack's mum, or Mickey's or Rory's. The men all have their own homes and their own lives away from their families, but women are all still "stuck at home" in some way. (Click here to read more and join the discussion...)
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