A Woman Pointed Out Sexism And The Internet Exploded. But When A Dude Says It...
Ever hear someone point out something sexist about a movie and immediately get the response: "It's just a movie. Get over it."? ... Yeah, me too. Well, breaking news, y'all: You can like something AND acknowledge that it has faults! No, that doesn't make you a bad fan! In fact, I'd argue that makes you a really, really good fan because you're challenging your favorite thing to DO BETTER — to stop relying on problematic tropes and actually try to create something new, fresh, and fun without marginalizing already marginalized groups. I mean, after all, what are we saying about our culture if we're not actively thinking about the media we consume? And that's what happens here: The video starts at 3:20 because we get a great summary of the situation at hand without hearing a bunch of Internet trolls being the worst (as always). At 3:41, some dudes try to burn down a woman's career because she pointed out some kinda messed-up things about their favorite video game. Definitely stick around until 4:07 for the best response about the media we consume and, you know, actually thinking critically about it.