Joss Whedon, Marvel and the SJW/militant feminist mob
First and for most, yes, I know that Joss Whedon claims that he didn´t have to leave Twitter (which Josh did on the 6th of May) because of militant feminists. In fact, this is what Joss Whedon had to say about the matter back in May:
“That is horseshit,” he told BuzzFeed News by phone on Tuesday. “Believe me, I have been attacked by militant feminists since I got on Twitter. That’s something I’m used to. Every breed of feminism is attacking every other breed, and every subsection of liberalism is always busy attacking another subsection of liberalism, because god forbid they should all band together and actually fight for the cause. “I saw a lot of people say, ‘Well, the social justice warriors destroyed one of their own!’ It’s like, Nope. That didn’t happen,” he continued. “I saw someone tweet it’s because Feminist Frequency pissed on Avengers 2, which for all I know they may have. But literally the second person to write me to ask if I was OK when I dropped out was [Feminist Frequency founder] Anita [Sarkeesian].”
“The real issue is me,” he said. “Twitter is an addictive little thing, and if it’s there, I gotta check it. When you keep doing something after it stops giving you pleasure, that’s kind of rock bottom for an addict. … I just had a little moment of clarity where I’m like, You know what? If I want to get stuff done, I need to not constantly hit this thing for a news item or a joke or some praise, and then be suddenly sad when there’s hate and then hate and then hate.” – Joss Whedon, via BuzzFeed
However, at first I thought that there was nothing more to it then that, but I was wrong. Please allow me to explain, since Avengers: Age of Ultron had its premier back in April Joss Whedon has been taking a lot of heat from militant feminists and SJWs. Why, because of his choice to portray the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) as a stereotypical “damsel in distress” in Age of Ultron, and that was something that started a chain reaction on the Internet. Even the Youtube star Boogie2988 was quite shocked over what happened to Joss Whedon:
“IMHO, if Joss Whedon wasn’t enough of a feminist for you than your standards might very well be impossible for a man to achieve. By design.” – Boogie2988
So what “kind” of chain reaction am I talking about here? I would say the rather hateful and mean kind (as seen in the picture above here). As Joss Whedon received a lot of threats, rants and evil comments via Twitter in May (Joss left Twitter on May 6th). What I’m trying to say is this, it´s no wonder why Joss Whedon decided to leave Twitter, since it was nothing more than a negative and hatful place for him to visit. This is not the first time that a famous creative person receives aggressive slurs such as this though, just take
George R.R. Martin and his Game of Thrones for example, R.R. Martin received a lot heat for his Sansa Stark rape scene in GOT, and back in May The Mary Sue decided that they would no longer be promoting HBO´s Game of Thrones, due to the series nature and content (sex and violencem but mainly because of the Sansa Stark rape scene).
DC Comics Vs the SJW movement
What I’m trying to say is this, even though Joss Whedon claims that militant feminists and SJWs had nothing to do with his withdrawal from Twitter, I don´t think that´s the whole truth. As there’re plenty of past and present examples of people who have caved in to the demands and pressure of the SJW movement. Just take DC Comics and the “Killing Joke” front cover (as seen down below), the original cover was eventually exchanged for another cover due to intense rants from SJWs.
“Triggerd” and “Offended” are now key phrases that´s used to demand censorship in games, movies and comics, well, either that or huge changes to the original concept. This will of course cripple creativity and creative thinking, as you always have to worry about getting backlashes from SJWs and militant feminists, and this is something that has become worse as of lately. Not only that, now there´s even gender politics to be found in Marvels comics.
Marvel Comics and gender politics
Yes, it´s true. Don´t believe me? Well, just check out the picture above here. Yep, that´s a pregnant Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) that you´re seeing. So it´s quite obvious that Marvel Comics is trying to flirt with the feminist and SJW movement for sure. I mean, why would you even try to fight while you´re pregnant? Because not only are you risking your own life by doing so, you’re also putting your unborn child´s life on the line as well (that´s rather stupid, don´t you think?). So it makes no sense really, unless it´s a defensive situation (you have no other choice), but if it´s done in an offensive matter (you seek up danger willingly on your own), then it´s nothing but pure stupidity.
So basically, Marvel Comics (in this case, writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Javier Rodriguez) has transformed Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) from a sexy, strong and independent female protagonist into a pregnant SJW super-hero (will the comics also include gender studies perhaps?). This of course makes me wonder if all the other female Marvel super-heroes will undergo the very same SJW transformation as well?
Ubisoft´s failed attempt to flirt with the feminists in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
So what about video games then? There´s no difference there really, and there´s quite a lot of recent examples to back my statement up as well. I´m going to start with Ubisoft and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate first however. For those who don’t know it, Ubisoft received complains from feminists and SJWs about the lack of female characters in Assassin’s Creed Unity (this toke place in November last year). So what did Ubisoft do? They added more females to Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, well, that saved the day right? Wrong, The International Business Times (which would be the same site that ranted about Assassin’s Creed Unity´s lack of female protagonists) said that Ubisoft is “Exploiting Feminism For Easy PR.” in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. You see. It’s pretty much impossible to please the SJWs and the militant feminists, so why even bother? As a creator, you should only bother about your fans and audience. As it´s quite obvious who it is that consumes and appreciates your content, and who doesn´t.
Do you want more examples? Sure, just take the case with Tifa Lockhart and the upcoming remake of Final Fantasy ,or why not the indie game SJW riot? (a game which basically makes fun of the whole problem with SJWs and their thirst for power), and while I wrote this article a lot of questions popped up in my mind. Questions such as “Why doesn´t the SJWs or feminists bother all that much about male characters in movies, games and comics?” (most of them are buff to the max, look great and are half (and even full) nude at times), or “So beautiful female game characters is wrong, and ugly female game characters is right?”. Those’re some pretty good questions, but I highly doubt that I will find an answer to them anytime soon…
A painful reality check
However, here´s the thing, reality is even worse when it comes to militant feminists and SJWs, just take the case when the SJWs bullied comet scientist Dr. Matt Taylor (Taylor landed the Philae probe on a comet in November last year) to tears, for wearing an “offensive” shirt, or when Sir Tim Hunt (a British Nobel Prize winner, and one of Britan´s top scientists) made a so called “sexist” joke, which eventually forced him to resign from his job (mainly because of feminist bullies). So what was the awful and “sexist” joke that Tim Hunt told then? That would be this joke:
“Three things happen when girls are in the lab – you fall in love with them, they fall in love with you, and when you criticise them, they cry.” – Sir Tim Hunt
So think about this for a moment. If a British Nobel Prize winner can be forced to resign from his job because of a joke, and a comet scientist can be bullied to tears because of a shirt, then imagine how little it will take for an average Joe to lose his job of the SJWs or militant feminists just happens to target him. Not only that, do you honestly believe that the SJWs and feminists will keep their hands away from other hobbies and pop cultures? Hell no! Because once they’re done with video games, movies, TV-series and comics, science and technology, they will move on to other things.
I bet that sports, music and books will be their next targets. So now that I think about it, SJW Riot: Troops vs Women might actually become a true story if we don´t put our foot down, and fast!
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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