And then there are the not so delighted squeals. There's a whole lot of butthurt out there about the fact that The Doctor is not a man this time around. Here are just a few idiotic examples of the broflakes freaking out:
I actually don't have a horse in this race. I don't (gasp) watch Doctor Who. I am glad to see women finally getting to be the hero instead of the sidekick or love interest, though. For others, this is a huge moment, and one they've been wishing for a long, long time. I witnessed first hand the sheer joy from friends and online from strangers who are over the moon with this.
As I sit and watch the backlash, all I can do is shake my head. Those who rail against "political correctness"—as if this casting decision wasn't more about a brilliant actress than "PC culture"—are also, it has been my observation, the same people who decry safe spaces.
But here's the thing, until very, very recently, the whole world has been their safe space, particularly entertainment media. Entertainment media has been a space where heroes are straight, white and male. Now that is changing, and all the broflakes who've gotten used to it are freaking the fuck out.
They flipped out when one of the Fantastic Four was played by a black character. The freaked when Ghostbusters decided to do a film with an all-female cast. They had an absolute meltdown when Idris Elba was cast as the Gunslinger (I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE HIM IN ACTION YOU HAVE NO IDEA!). They got really cross when Ubisoft decided to make the villain of their next instalment of the Far Cry series a white Christian extremist. There's actually a petition going around demanding the that the Black fucking Panther movie be "less black."
What a bunch of fragile, hypocritical morons these people are.
For all their lives, and the lives of every generation before that in the West, entertainment media was designed for men, particularly straight, white men. Video games were tailored to the power and sexual fantasies of straight white male players - the assumed demographic. Films and television were largely made for a straight white male audience. They starred white men - even in non-white roles - as the heroes.
Entertainment media was the place where straight white men could go and feel safe, represented, and listened to. Entertainment media was the straight white male safe space.
And now that's changing, and the need for safe spaces has become apparent to these broflakes, even if they aren't consciously aware of it. It's apparent in the whining and crying and knee-jerk reactions when their broflake safe space bubble is burst.
And I'm sick of it.
Find a different safe space, broflakes. Start a "butthurt fragile" club or something. Entertainment media is for everyone, and you aren't everyone. You aren't even most these days. Welcome to the real world.
And when you do find your new safe space, perhaps stop laughing at those who are demanding theirs, because your hypocrisy is making me physically ill.
And so ends today's rant.
I'm off to get more coffee and learn some Welsh.