"Some people on the internet have been saying some pretty ridiculous things about the Supernatural panel I moderated at Nerd HQ at SDCC this past weekend (which by and large was a massive hit and a highlight of my con, personally). As is widely known, I am a huge…
I don’t have the energy to take this apart and get angry about it. someone else want to do it?
Why is she shouting about how much she loves men?
Supernatural has a handful of strong female characters. Most of then end up being killed offscreen, killed for manpain, used as plot devices, or just completely ignored/replaced by male characters. They’re set up as strong female characters (or “strong female characters”) and then kicked aside, forgotten about, and replaced for the sake of male characters and male drama.
Your show isn’t perfect. I do watch other shows. I also watch this one. Why? maybe cause it used to be good. Now it sucks balls. I’m allowed to call the media out on its sexism, because it’s possible to make a show about men without being sexist and misogynist. also, even in about men, women will exist….cause, like women exist in the world and unless your show doesn’t have any other characters besides 2 protagonist males, you need to have female characters that you actually treat with respect.
Also, Aisha. I would be happy to watch another show. In fact, I think we collectively as an offended supernatural fandom fed up with queerbaiting and sexism will go watch another channel besides the CW. Great marketing strategy.
Actually, I think I’m going to stop watching Supernatural for a while. I’m going to wait till mid-season finale, read some opinions and meta by people that I respect in the fandom, and then decide if the season 10 is worth watching.
Because I can’t even watch season 9 gag reel video from Comic Con with a smile when Jared’s in it, that’s how pissed I am.