Ain't Afraid of Ghosts. Terrified of Women.

[Content Note: Misogyny.]

All credit to @Doubting_Tom for the headline of this piece.

There has been a predictable and tiresome backlash ever since Paul Feig announced the cast of the all-female Ghostbusters remake. You know, the one we've been talking about for months, but apparently just wasn't real to shitlord misogynists until it was cast. Or something.


Among the mountainous trash heap of nightmare reactions from ideological dinosaurs, this was my absolute favorite bit of contemptible detritus:

image of the Ghostbusters logo photoshopped so the ghost is holding up his middle finger, accompanied by text reading: 'FEMINISTS. THIS ISN'T ABOUT WOMEN. THIS ISN'T ABOUT MISOGYNY. IT'S ABOUT OUR CHILDHOODS. STOP MAKING IT ABOUT YOU.'


I mean, where to even begin with this shit?

First of all, this isn't even a remake of the original. Even if it were, it wouldn't mean that the original would cease to exist, for fuck's sake, but that's not even what's happening. Your precious childhood memories will not be DESTROYED BY ESTROGEN.

Secondly: Yeah, it's about women.

Third: Yeah, it's about misogyny.

Finally: Guess what, garbagebrains? Ghostbusters was part of my childhood, too! I know it's tough to remember that women exist and have lives independent from being your fuckholes, but it turns out that lots of women, many of whom are feminists, watched and loved Ghostbusters when we were kids, too.

You don't own nerd culture.

I have said it regarding video games and regarding comics, and now I will say it regarding films: It is truly pathetic that people who love a medium which can imagine the future, conjure the past, and create new worlds and their inhabitants to indulge the wildest of imaginations, can be so aggressively unimainative when it comes to human women.

If you are a person who can get on board with paranormal activity and proton packs and Gozer the Gozerian, but can't get on board with women playing Ghostbusters, you should be deeply embarrassed.

Stop making memes, get off the internet, and reexamine your fucking life.

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