Female Thor's a Lightning Rod
Marvel lowered the boom this week when the comic book publisher announced there was a new god of Thunder in town. Writer Jason Aaron went all-in in the press release.
"This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR."
The idea that a woman could have strength, endurance, passion and might was just too big of a stretch for the fanboy crowd.
The executive editor of Marvel’s digital media got battered. Beyond belief.
Was just called a gay slur and told to get cancer because of the Thor news. Go Internet!— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) July 15, 2014
And then the entire female race was attacked. And compared to felines. From outer space.
Thankfully Iron Man chimed in and recalled that there wasn’t even this big of a splash when Thor was a reptile.
The good news? Not everyone on the planet was hopping mad. Particularly not the creator of uber-feminist cult fave "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and director of, wait for it, "The Avengers" movie.
A female Thor? What the hell makes them think THAT would be cool? pic.twitter.com/Tg2Ti8PIOo— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) July 15, 2014
And here’s the dad who nailed it.