This was written by a friend and classmate of mine. Anne runs a blog based on fandoms, and this particular subject happened to cross our interests. Make sure to check her blog out, followers! http://angelshavethehorcrux.wordpress.com/
So this blog is a semester long project (that I’ve mostly ignored), which means I have classmates. A classmate (a friend), Laura, runs the blog MediaFem, which is about feminism. Before you run away screaming, just remember: we feminists don’t hate men… well at least Laura and me.
But something that’s rampant in fandom, especially fandoms where women are the dominant force, is the hateful spewing of It begs the question: why do women, especially well educated women, spread hate for other, often fictional, women?
I’ll start with the Supernatural fandom, a place I called home for quite some time, and I didn’t really notice the sheer amount of hate for women until season two, when Jo Harvelle (Alona Tal) was introduced, originally, as a love interest for one of the main characters, Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles).
Immediately, the fandom was in an uproar. How dare they cast a…
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