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Woman Suggests That A Female Joker Would Be A Convincing Character, And Men Lose Their Minds
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Woman Suggests That A Female Joker Would Be A Convincing Character, And Men Lose Their Minds

Ghostbusters, Oceans 8, Dr. Who – female reboots are a phenomenon that men continue to lose their minds over, even when said in jest. There are some hardcore women in the comic book world but what would happen if one of the more iconic male characters was a woman instead? Well, as one writer on Twitter discovered it would lead to some classic male outrage.

It all began when writer Geraldine DeRuite took to Twitter and proposed that The Joker from Batman should have been a woman, and tied in a joke about some classic misogyny. Most of the men missed the joke and instead spared no time voicing their horror.

And men proceeded to lose their collective minds

Geraldine was unphased and continued to taunt her haters

So more upset men filled her thread with comments

The back and forth between the OP and commenters went on

And even developed into a deeper discussion beyond comic book characters

One man joined the discussion to point out that her ‘outrageous’ idea had, in fact, already been done in the Flashpoint comics

Not appreciating the mansplaining, she had some more fun and made a game out of the comments

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Daria B
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3 years ago

I have nothing against the possibility of a female joker, but we already have Harley, who, in my opinion, is much better. ♥

guy greej
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3 years ago

Indeed. This whole, "We can't have cool female characters unless they inherit a character that is a male," Thing seems like not so so

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Random Panda
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3 years ago (edited)

This is such a stupid thing to argue about. Why do people get so bent over someone's random alternate universe idea? Stuff like this is a dime a dozen in fandom. They should read more fanfiction, it might help to get the stick out of their ass. PS: OP should have ignored them imo. There's absolutely nothing to gain by arguing with these types.

elfin
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3 years ago

I'm old enough to remember when the Internet was new. I also remember logging in with a mostly female name and within minutes receiving nasty sexual comments and nasty put-down comments for daring to log into a male world. Telling a woman may not seem hostile and isn't high on the scale, but it is condescending, patriarchal, and assumes that a woman's feelings should be dictated by what a man wants. When you encounter it enough times in your life the hostility becomes really obvious.

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ZombieGirl5591
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3 years ago

I enjoyed this so much. I must follow her on Twitter! lol

Sunzilla
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3 years ago

I just did! LOL!

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

I have nothing against the possibility of a female joker, but we already have Harley, who, in my opinion, is much better. ♥

guy greej
Community Member
3 years ago

Indeed. This whole, "We can't have cool female characters unless they inherit a character that is a male," Thing seems like not so so

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

This is such a stupid thing to argue about. Why do people get so bent over someone's random alternate universe idea? Stuff like this is a dime a dozen in fandom. They should read more fanfiction, it might help to get the stick out of their ass. PS: OP should have ignored them imo. There's absolutely nothing to gain by arguing with these types.

elfin
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm old enough to remember when the Internet was new. I also remember logging in with a mostly female name and within minutes receiving nasty sexual comments and nasty put-down comments for daring to log into a male world. Telling a woman may not seem hostile and isn't high on the scale, but it is condescending, patriarchal, and assumes that a woman's feelings should be dictated by what a man wants. When you encounter it enough times in your life the hostility becomes really obvious.

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ZombieGirl5591
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3 years ago

I enjoyed this so much. I must follow her on Twitter! lol

Sunzilla
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3 years ago

I just did! LOL!

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