in short moffat is a progressive sexist troll

On the one hand, I appreciate that Lorna was perfectly happy to sit in public and sew on her break without worrying what people would think. (Though in a world that doesn't rely on our society writing it, I would assume her culture has completely different gender norms.)

On the other hand, she is the only female cleric we have ever seen. Which makes it even sillier that she was able to just wander to that thing halfway through and take her place without anyone obviously looking at her or commenting.

One also has to wonder what particular relevance that culture will have to River, for her to go by their translation of her name.