And now there shall be blood.
Well, not here. But most of the forums I’ve seen (and then run screaming away from without posting so as to keep my sanity) involving discussions about the announcement of the all female reboot of Ghostbusters and/or Peter Davison commenting that he feels The Doctor is best served remaining a male have gotten rather bloody. They’re either flooded with the usual PC crowd who throw around such mindlessly idiotic terms as “mansplaining” and denounce simple disagreement with the concepts as an act of misogyny, or they’re flooded with (likely dateless) males who seem hold the belief that women are a separate and inferior species. Even in some of the more neutral threads, such as one that I gave up on after only a few posts, there were people who made it clear that any objection would be twisted into something other than what was actually said in order to be taken as a personal insult.
It honestly seems, especially on the internet, that attempting to discuss reasons for the side objecting to either of these two things, an all female Ghostbusters or a Female Doctor on Who, is an exercise in futility. But, hey, it’s my blog and I can engage in futile endeavors here as much as I want to.