From Point and Clickbait: Ghostbusters Reboot Introduces Men To What Feminist Critics Have Been Saying All Along
After decades of dismissing gender-based literature analysis, men everywhere have begun embracing the concept in order to be offended by the rebooted Ghostbusters movie.
Male film critic Matt Bailey, who just last year recorded a 75-minute YouTube video discussing how it was “pathetic” of women to obsess over their depiction in films, is one of the first to leap into this exciting and newly-valid field.
“I’d heard about the idea of looking more deeply into things before,” said Bailey, “but it all seemed really irrelevant to me. I guess I never really paid too much attention for some reason.”
“But it was when I noticed that the entire cast of Ghostbusters was women that I thought — what does this mean? What are they saying about men?”
Bailey says he now believes that analysing media from the perspective of gender politics can be a useful tool in the hands of someone who “isn’t too emotional”, but women are yet to be convinced.
“I don’t understand why men feel the need to bring politics into everything,” said hardcore movie-goer Julieanne Owens.
“It’s only a movie. Can’t they just sit back and enjoy it?”