Thought of the Day

Love Ghostbusters 2016, You MISOGYNIST!

If you’re like a lot of the internet, you’ve probably seen the new Ghostbusters 2016 trailer (don’t worry if you haven’t; I have it embedded after the intro paragraph). If you’re like a lot of people on the internet who have seen the trailer, you think it looks wack as all hell. That said, there seems to be a subset of folks who are pushing the narrative “if you don’t like an all-female Ghostbusters, you must be sexist.” It’s like the opposing view of those weirdos who thought the Star Wars sky was falling because of a possible *gasp* BLACK… STORM… TROOPER?!?! Ugh… Let’s get into this, party people.

Let me get this out of the way first: this flick looks corny. At least the comedy does. This is to say nothing of the cast… except Melissa McCarthy who is basically the female Kevin James to me…

That’s not a good thing.

But whatever; different strokes for different folks I suppose. Regardless of my (obviously correct) opinion, it kind of kills me that there are people out there tossing out the feminist version of the race card with reckless abandon. Feminism is awesome. Over-feminism, especially over a crappy Ghostbusters 2016 reboot starring Melissa “I’mma fall down a lot because that’s comedy” McCarthy, is simply a waste of time.

I feel outrage over false/imagined misogyny cheapens true efforts to create equality between men and women. Same thing goes for any equality movements. Not for nothing, I find the outrage over the Oscars not awarding enough black actors ridiculous. I mean, I can see why actors would care, but I’m not about to carry that torch seeing as how there are real ways that racism affects people in wider swaths. The arguments in both of these cases are just far too shallow for my tastes.

If anything, I’m offended this obviously discriminatory against ghosts. Why are they always evil? When are they going to get their justice? Will Casper be the only friendly ghost represented in Hollywood? Where’s his cinematic universe and best actor award? These questions must be answered immediately or I’m totally going to retweet a hashtag about it and post a picture with incorrect ghost statistics on Facebook.

Like if you support friendly ghosts #noghostleftbehind #whatwouldcasperdo ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻

I know I may sound cold here, but maybe it’s time we pull up our big boy/girl fans and not be so effing sensitive. There are real battles to be fought in this world, many of which are coupled with a higher impact to society. Y’know what, never mind. It’s practically pointless to beat this drum because it’s way too easy to complain about Ghostbusters misogyny, Bernie bros, black storm troopers, Pharrell wearing a feather headdress for a photo shoot, etc. They’re all related to pop culture. Topics like how drug laws impact the disenfranchised and minorities is far larger and tougher to tackle. My question is, which one is worth discussing?

Ghostbusters, obviously. Duh.

Peace out, party people.

Previously: America, Please Don’t Make Me Ashamed of You

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