Turns out Samantha is a misogynist. Sigh.
I really can’t even with this. Michele, I’m sorry. I think you handled this like a queen, and I’m so, so disappointed in the tenor this conversation took on Samantha’s side.
This is exactly the reason I started this blog in the first place. I think Supernatural, at its core, for all its mistakes and poorly-planned jokes and sometimes-gratuitous violence against women, is a feminist show. I believe its creators are feminists, I believe Jared and Jensen and Misha are feminists, and I believe that the writers love, respect, and ultimately seek to empower the female characters portrayed in every episode. Do they miss the mark? Sometimes, yes. So don’t we all, right? I’m a self-proclaimed feminist who laughs like a fourth grader at impotence jokes. I’m not perfect.
But this? This is something else. I simply do not understand women who shame, bully, and otherwise malign other women. ESPECIALLY when they’re already down. That Ms. Ferris would so casually dismiss another person’s pain, capitalize on Lindsay’s infamy for the purposes of her own self-promotion (and make no mistake, that’s what it is: otherwise, why bring it up? Why tag Lindsay herself? Gross, Sam, gross) and, enfin, call a fan names for expecting better behavior? It’s just beyond the pale.
I encourage the Supernatural fandom to respectfully contribute to this conversation, because ultimately, this is a reflection of some really screwed up values that run deeper than just Samantha Ferris. Thanks for letting me rant.
Wow. I didn’t see any of that, and I guess it’s a good thing. I had a miscarriage (more years ago than I’m willing to admit) and for days I couldn’t even get out of bed and then when I finally did, I didn’t do anything .. not even shower for days after that … I was wounded and devastated …and Samantha Ferris can kiss my weak lady ass.