WashPost Columnist: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are ‘Virgin Losers’ – (via NewsBusters Site); Both the Right and Left Wing Get Some things Wrong About This

WashPost Columnist: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are ‘Virgin Losers’ – (via NewsBusters Site); Both the Right and Left Wing Get Some things Wrong About This

This story comes from NewsBusters, which is discussing a column written for Washington Post newspaper by columnist Kristen Page-Kirby about the new Ghostbusters movie.

The original Ghostbusters movie, released in the 1980s, contained four male leads. The reboot version of the movie, which was released July 15, 2016, contains four women leads instead.

Unfortunately, over a year or more ago, when news came out that there would be four women leads in the film, some of the sexist jerkwads who inhabit the internet started lambasting the movie all over You Tube, Twitter, and where ever else – not because the move was bad (it wasn’t even released yet), but because they were incensed that Hollywood was cramming some form of feminism down their throats.

Interestingly, I didn’t see as much backlash over the main character of the new Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” being a woman – Rey.

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At any rate, I will be discussing two or three different topics in this post that are related to this new film, or mentioned by the conservative essayist at the NewsBusters site.

This is another story where I am in the middle. I can’t say as though I’m completely on one side or another in regards to some aspects of this story, depending on what is under discussion.

I am currently a moderate right-winger (I used to be more to the right than I am currently. In the last few years, I’ve been reconsidering if some of my former political and Christian beliefs are wrong.)

I’ve been more open the last few years to hearing the criticisms and views of liberals and Non-Christians – which is not to say I agree with everything I see left wingers and Non-Christians espousing or arguing in favor of.

I sometimes think secular, liberal feminists have good points on some topics, but I normally disagree with them.

As far as the Ghostbusters film reboot is concerned, I do think some of the backlash against the movie does in fact stem from sexism. But then, I do think some people may honestly feel that the movie is genuinely bad due to having a poor story line, or what have you.

I have not seen the movie yet. I don’t go to movie theaters that much anymore.

I usually wait until movies air on cable television; I’m willing to bet that this Ghostbusters reboot will probably be shown on F/X channel, or SyFy, or some other cable network in the next two years, and I have cable television, so I don’t know if I want to invest my time and cash into driving down to a theater to see this, since it will eventually be on television.

I saw the original Ghostbusters in a movie theater when it was in theaters in the 1980s. I was a kid at the time.

The original was okay, it was quite enjoyable and plenty of fun, but it was no movie masterpiece, so to all the men online who were griping about the reboot featuring all women leads: get the hell over it already.

And yes, you were, or are, being sexist douche bags about it. I don’t buy for a moment that ALL male griping about the film is based on non-sexist reasons, like shoddy trailers, or supposed poor CG work.

The vast majority of the professional reviews (and I have read a ton of them) for the new Ghostbusters film have deemed it “okay.” -Not terrible. Not great. But just “meh.” It’s so-so, most reviews have said.

What I don’t appreciate is that the columnist for WaPo who was discussing male backlash about the movie is using virginity as an insult.

As I have written about on a regular basis on this blog the last few years, I myself am over the age of 40 and am a virgin, due to several reasons, one of which is strong personal conviction on the topic. I always felt that sex prior to marriage was risky and a sin (morally wrong).

I was engaged to a guy for a few years, but I told him upfront there would be no nooky unless we got married – and we did not get married.  So, I have had opportunity. I have a libido. But I have thus far abstained.

I have recently decided to being okay with having sex prior to marriage if I get involved in a serious relationship with a man.  I still refuse to engage in one night stands, sex on a first date, or other types of casual sex, however.

In the meantime, I don’t appreciate newspaper columnists and average joes online tossing the word “virgin” at someone as though it’s the gravest of insults or acting as though  people should be ashamed for being a virgin, whether it’s a male critic of the new Ghostbusters movie, or whatever the context is.

If you read some of the older posts on my blog – such as these-

-you can see that I’ve discussed how  using a virgin status as a form of insult may exacerbate the situation where male virgins who are in their late teens or 20s get very frustrated that they cannot get a girlfriend, let alone have sex, so they go on shooting sprees where they mainly shoot and kill women.

I have argued in older blog posts, that if perhaps people respected virginity – instead of ridiculing it on Twitter, in newspaper articles, movie reviews, and elsewhere – we would not see such mass shootings.

(On the other hand, as you can see from one of the headings on one of my posts, I do detect that some of these mass murdering male virgins are also motivated in part by entitlement and sexism.)

I have some more comments to make below these excerpts:

(Link):   WashPost Columnist: ‘Ghostbusters’ Haters Are ‘Virgin Losers’ – via NewsBusters Site

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