Joss Whedon, the creat of such TV shows & films as Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Dollhouse and Alien: Resurrection has come under fire most recently for his work on The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Now, what was the problem with Joss’s work? Are anti-feminists mad at him for including several powerful female characters that have deep and complex motivations? Are comic enthusiasts mad at him for not giving enough screen time to a particular character fans felt was important?
Nope. Feminists and social justice warriors have found a new thing to be upset about in the world of comics: Black Widow having a romantic relationship.
Now, it’s already been pointed out by the fine folks here at Reaxxion that Black Widow has been thoroughly ruined by feminists. One of those feminists is none other than Joss Whedon. For years, Whedon has been getting away with his holier-than-thou commentary on pop culture. The dude feels because he created Buffy that we need to basically fall down and worship him, and for the most part, people have. Whedon has successfully managed to claim that his scripts are exactly what feminists want, which means his shit doesn’t stink. Cockiness from a filmmaker is nothing new, but Whedon takes it to a whole new level.
The Rise And Fall Of An SJW Hero
Whedon has been using Twitter as his own personal battleground to attack members of GamerGate, going so far to compare them to the KKK. He’s even nitpicked his peers’ films, such as claiming the upcoming Jurassic World looked “sexist.” Joss has never shied away from stirring controversy and picking apart other people’s work, but the tables were turned on him just a few days ago when he was criticized by some fans for his work on Age of Ultron. While he was ripped apart for tons of reasons, the bulk of the hate mail/Tweets against him were motivated by anger at the portrayal of Black Widow.
Spoiler alert: in the newest Marvel film, Black Widow falls in love with Dr. Bruce Banner (aka the Hulk), and fans wanted Widow to be paired with either Captain America or Hawkeye. But Hawkeye is married with children, and his wife is sweet, pregnant and (gasp!) in the kitchen! That must’ve been absolutely horrifying to feminists: a woman fulfilling her natural role! What’s more, the SJWs were upset that Black Widow was traumatized from being forcibly sterilized in the past They think it’s so “typical” to have a woman be heartbroken by not being able to have kids. But as Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner points out:
Among the complaints were Black Widow’s heart-wrenching monologue about not being able to have children and Laura Barton (Hawkeye’s wife) being pregnant in the kitchen.
For those who are upset, sorry that Black Widow isn’t the heroine you want. Maybe she’s a hero to the women who want children but can’t have them.
I barely noticed her monologue, personally — it came after a similar speech from Bruce Banner, talking about his own inability to have a family. (Losing control and becoming an “enormous green rage monster,” to quote Tony Stark, isn’t the best quality in a husband/father.) But I guess because he’s a man, we can just forget about that.
They were also mad at Black Widow being kidnapped by Ultron after saving Captain America’s life. Never mind the fact that Tony Stark, Captain America, Bruce Banner, Falcon and countless other Marvel characters have been taken captive by villains: it only matters that she was, because that makes her weak somehow? Even though she sends her coordinates to the group and then she is quickly rescued and then helps save the day? Okay. Sure. Whatever.
Even feminist comedian Patton Oswalt had to call out the Social Justice Warriors on Twitter for harassing Joss Whedon:
There is an ugly strain of social progressives that like to attack others for not being the “right” kind of progressives.
I’d feel sorry for Joss Whedon if he wasn’t such an asshat. He’s sided against his own audience for so long that this was bound to happen at some point. Some call his defenestration by SJWs “unfair harassment,” but I call it karma. It was absolutely hilarious to watch the Tumblrinas and SJWs eat their own and further show rational people that they cannot be reasoned with. No matter how much you love them and try to build your products around their desires, they will only complain and accuse you of being a bigot.
The Great SJW Circular Firing Squad
That’s just one of thousands of posts on Tumblr that I came across this weekend. If it wasn’t so righteous to see Whedon being carved up like a roast by the audience he thought he could always count on, it would be pathetic. Whedon’s Age of Ultron film is a perfectly fine film that I wouldn’t consider “sexist” at all, but he set himself up for a fall. And now folks such as GamerGate supporters who would ordinarily come to his defense are watching on the sidelines with the biggest bowls of popcorn imaginable.
Let Whedon’s summary execution be a lesson to those who are trying so hard to please SJWs. Whedon blocked several people when they dared disagree with his plot points or take exception with his denunciations of GamerGate. He is taking all of his moves straight from the Feminist Frequency/Kotaku/Polygon playbook, and his tactics are failing miserably.
I predict that it won’t be long before others fall. GamerGate doesn’t even have to do anything: the SJWs will do it to themselves and I find it hilarious. Whedon can’t reason with these people, he can’t win them back, all he can do at this point is either stand his ground or cower and beg for their forgiveness. And it appears he’s already made his choice in that arena…
Despite Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn speculating that Whedon quit partially because of Twitter attacks, it seems Whedon doesn’t want people to think that, claiming that rumors he quit Twitter over SJWs was “horseshit.” Here is a quote:
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 sub-section of liberalism is always busy attacking another sub-section 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]….I’ve said before, when you declare yourself politically, you destroy yourself artistically, because suddenly that’s the litmus test for everything you do — for example, in my case, feminism. If you don’t live up to the litmus test of feminism in this one instance, then you’re a misogynist. It circles directly back upon you.
That was what Whedon said in an interview with a surprisingly journalistic BuzzFeed.
I’ve heard that some people in GamerGate feel sorry for Joss and want to send support, but it will fall on deaf ears. Don’t feel sorry for this guy, because he sure doesn’t. Seeing as Feminist Frequency was one of the first people to contact him, he’s clearly not learned his lesson. He’s going to just wait for this to blow over (and it will by the way) and then go back to making movies.
As much as I hate to admit it, he’s Joss Frickin’ Whedon. He’s one of the biggest filmmakers out there! These sheep will go and see Avengers multiple times in theaters, they’re going to buy the deluxe special edition Blu-ray, they’re going to see the next Marvel movie, and then they’ll see the next one after that. It’s because social justice warriors see the same exact movies that everyone else sees. They don’t seek out the “alternative,” more “feminist friendly” films, because those are “boring” to them. They have no loyalty to anyone and we need to stop acting surprised every time they turn on each other. This is why they will never truly accomplish anything, it’s not in their nature.
Oh, and one more thing. In the BuzzFeed interview, Whedon claims that he quit Twitter only so he could have peace and quiet while he works on his next project, but he forgot that the Internet is forever. But don’t worry Whedon, because Tumblr SJWs don’t forget:
So Joss Whedon, I give you a single finger salute and wish you luck. Your blind hatred towards GamerGate shows your inability to truly see all sides of an issue, and your dogma has finally come back to bite you in the ass. Maybe you’ve learned a harsh lesson to forget about what feminists want and just make a good movie, and seeing as Age of Ultron has already made over $600 million worldwide, it’s not a bad strategy.
I only hope that this gets places like Kotaku to realize that their time is coming soon, and they won’t be able to bounce back as easily as the guy who made Firefly.