Misogyny is obviously a thing in our world. That’s why I take people in the fandom seriously when they point out misogyny. I want to know how they experience it, how it works and how it affects them. And what we can do to prevent it.
Because, honestly? I do not see much misogyny in the fandom.
Yeah let me explain ok. I have such a great time here. After I watched the movie I literally spent weeks doing nothing besides reading meta and headcanon. Fury Road absorbed me, ok? I contribute meta and fanart myself and sometimes participate in discussions. Aside from maybe one incident there was never a time I had the impression people were disregarding each other? Or even being misogynistic?
Do I overlook these incidents? Or do I interpret them differently?
Is the popularity of the War Boys really misogynistic considering the relative unpopularity to the Wives/Sisters? Or are we all just war boys like bonehandledknife pointedly says? I’m not sure if the War Boys are preferred by the fandom because of misogynistic reasons or because it is so much easier to grasp their concept. I think the reasons for the War Boys’ popularity are much more complex than to simply blame it on misogyny.
What I have seen many times, however, is people calling out other fans for liking War Boys. As if it was a sin to like male characters when there are -finally!- developed female characters. So yeah maybe I have seen people disregard other fans, albeit because of some kind of gatekeeping rather than misogyny.