reactionary bullshit

anonymous asked:

Ginny Baker didnt die & her whole existence wasnt used to abuse & use a marginalized group in a calculated & specific way. Abbie mills from sleepy hollow was a black character used & abused & ultimately killed. There was behind the scenes racism towards the actress. Not the same situation but similar. Pitch was cancelled... like calm down. It sucks but damn way to miss the point. Fucking reactionary bullshit.

That’s a healthy dose of tumblr fake wokeness for you. 

in part because of one of my successful posts, I’ve seen a fair amount of folks being like “Well Actually bruce wayne does do things for gotham besides batman-ing.” but:

  1. that’s not one of the major aspects of his character. I’m sure it’s been touched on in plenty of stories, but it’s not generally the focal point. certainly, in non-comic stories - the arkham games (as far as I’m aware) and the dark knight trilogy - even this lip service to “well he does other good things” isn’t paid except for the part where I guess bruce wayne campaigns against arkham city? which is extremely hypocritical given how fine he is with enforcing the prison-industrial complex under normal circumstances but Anyway
  2. gotham is permanently portrayed as something that can’t be un-fucked, either just because or through some nonsense like a demon curse I guess, depending on the writer. but it doesn’t have to be that way, because it is a fictional story. it was constructed as such by the writers. if batman is really doing all this for gotham, why doesn’t it have an impact? even if we accept that batman is taking actually meaningful action, then what subtext can arise from this except “no amount of intervention or aid will stop bad things, only violence from the powerful?”
  3. the gotham p.d. is often portrayed as hideously corrupt, in which case batman should be spending as much time fighting them as street criminals - arguably more time fighting them, tbh, given the disproportionate power they wield. he rarely does this. failing to portray the gotham p.d. as corrupt, however, makes no sense from a storytelling standpoint (if gotham’s so terrible, why wouldn’t its police force be?) and reinforces the idea that Cops Are Good And Crimesters Are Bad
  4. any story - regardless of how well it’s told and regardless of how many angles it covers - which focuses on a rich white savior beating up poor and explicitly mentally ill people is reinforcing reactionary bullshit unless it portrays them as a pretty unambiguous villain, sorry

The Ghostbusters remake totally has the potential not to be a great movie. There, I said it. But it also totally has the potential to be fucking fantastic. Either way, I’m sure as shit supporting it all the way to release, because the men and boys pretending that their whining, reactionary bullshit has nothing to do with them being women is absolute and complete bollocks and they goddamn know it.

If that trailer was exactly the same with men in the female roles, they would not have given that reaction, the like/dislike ratio wouldn’t be that terrible, and the YouTube comments wouldn’t be full of childish, sexist vitriol. 

When the movie comes out, buy a ticket, take all your friends, make it a fucking hit, because I’m not letting a bunch of yelling internet dicks decide what gets made going forwards, and what roles women are allowed to have. 

I love how internet anti-feminists think they’re doing this New Unique Edgy thing that’s Never Been Done, but, like, they use the like same exact talking points that fucking Rush Limbaugh did in the 90’s.

Hell, it’s the same half baked arguments that you’d see from the 20’s during 1st wave, yknow, that one they try to hold up as “true feminism” and not the “ebil feminazis” of today.

It’s all just reactionary bullshit. Same shit, different decade.

People who argue that equality means “equality of opportunity” and not “equality of results” are using some of the most diluted logic. These are the same people who argue AGAINST equality of opportunity by opposing universal education, healthcare, resource access, etc., never mind their opposition to a socialist economy that would actually guarantee equality of opportunity. We don’t have equality of opportunity by any stretch; a person born in a ghetto or impoverished rural area does not have the same opportunity to achieve comfort and self-actualization that a person born in a Connecticut suburb or gated community does. Reactionary reasoning is bullshit ideology designed to reinforce the status quo by any means necessary. Dude, socialists aren’t even in favor of precise equality of result; we’re in favor of democratic ownership over the means of production and typically in favor of a system where greater labor contributions to the pool generate greater rewards, with a livable floor for all regardless. Capitalism is the one that rewards ownership rather than labor, and under this system you could never achieve equality of opportunity, never mind anywhere in the ballpark of equality of results. 

If you think that’s what equality means, I implore you to do more investigating and to ditch this delusional notion that our system could ever achieve anything akin to genuine freedom and equality for all.

anonymous asked:

Fascism and racism won in the UK. Damn old people to the hell they have damned us to!

I’m still in shock to be perfectly honest. I can’t stop reading the news as if it’s magically going to change or something.

I really hope people are paying attention. Because this is what happens from underestimating reactionary xenophobic bullshit.