Every time someone mentions a female reboot of something, men always find the reason to lose their temper. Remember when they remade ‘Ghostbusters’ with the female cast, and men claimed that it ruined their childhood good times?
Men are clearly triggered by an opinion or an idea suggesting a woman can do better than a man. Or if she takes a role or a place that a man once occupied.
Men claiming women characters in their favorite iconic films would ruin their childhoods is absurd. It’s impossible. How can we ruin something that’s already over?
And if you suggest that men and women are equally valuable, even if you’re only joking, it’ll make many men very uncomfortable.
Let’s look at a good example. When writer Geraldine DeRuite took to Twitter, suggesting that The Joker from Batman should have been a woman, joking about the classic misogyny, men missed the humor in it. Instead, they lost their sh*t with discrediting comments.
This writer took to Twitter to suggest an alternate plot for a female The Joker from ‘Batman’
And men proceeded to lose their collective minds
Geraldine was unphased and continued to taunt her haters
So more upset men filled her thread with comments
The back and forth between the OP and commenters went on
And even developed into a deeper discussion beyond comic book characters
One man joined the discussion to point out that her ‘outrageous’ idea had, in fact, already been done in the Flashpoint comics