and whedon

characters like magneto, like wanda and pietro, who’s jewishness is so integral to who they are as characters, being stripped of it and not only that but being portrayed as nazis and as willing participants in nazi regimes is such a huge slap in the face like y’all it fucking hurts

also the fact that joss whedon thinks jews could “volunteer” as wanda and pietro supposedly did in his mind when jews were literally forcefully objected to experimentation, mutilation, and sterilization among the many other horrors of the nazi regime

that nick spencer thinks it’s subversive to make characters like captain america, created by jewish men as a symbol of hope, and magneto, a literal fucking holocaust survivor, faces of a nazi organization when since january alone there have been over 80 bomb threats against jewish centers and nazis are still out here doing their shit today

like this isn’t good writing, it’s not groundbreaking or new or fresh, it’s rehashing the antisemitism we see everywhere all the time and it’s fucking gross

barbara gordon is canonically

  • a disabled woman, 
  • an intersectional feminist, 
  • one of the smartest members of the batfamily, 
  • and the leader of a badass all-female superhero team, 

and it breaks my heart that she’s probably going to be reduced to “cute girl who punches bad guys and makes jokes and has a crush on nightwing” in joss whedon’s batgirl movie. 

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I think it’s important to recognize that they first made Pietro and Wanda Nazis. In Age Of Ultron, they made Wanda and Pietro willingly work and subject themselves to experimentation by Nazis (Hydra). They are originally Jewish characters as well as Rromani, which is a HUGE IMPACTOR on their experiences growing up.

Then they erased Wanda’s Jewishness entirely by putting a cross in her room in CA:CW.

Yes it is important to recognize the wrongness of making Captain America a Nazi. And it’s way, WAY more important to recognize the absolutely TERRIBLE and UGLY way they’re making Magneto work with Nazis.

But it’s also important to realize that by doing what they did to Pietro and Wanda, that kicked off what’s happening.

And it’s important to speak out against it.

ZACK SNYDER STEPS DOWN FROM ‘JUSTICE LEAGUE’ FOLLOWING FAMILY TRAGEDY!

Zack Snyder has announced that he will step down as director of the ‘Justice League’ movie to be with his family after his 20 year old daughter committed suicide. Joss Whedon has already been announced to step in and finish the movie in Zack’s absence. Snyder had already finished filming and a lot of post production work so the final product will still very much be a Zack Snyder movie. Our thoughts are with his family.