Categories
antifeminism baby men comics creepy cultural marxism entitled babies evil SJWs irony alert men who should not ever be with women ever misogyny nerd rage no girls allowed none dare call it conspiracy oppressed white men racism twitter

A female Marvel comics editor posts a milkshake selfie — and fanbabies throw a fit

The Milkshake Menace

By David Futrelle

Like the titular character in The Princess and the Pea, the members of the Great Internet Lady Hating Machine have developed a truly impressive sensitivity towards the slightest perceived discomfort. And so it shouldn’t really come as that much of a surprise that a small army of perpetually outraged comics fanbabies are currently losing their collective shit over a milkshake selfie.

On Friday, Heather Antos‏, a Marvel comic editor who just happens to be a woman, tweeted a selfie featuring her and a bunch of her female co-workers enjoying some delicious beverages together. “It’s the Marvel milkshake crew!” she announced to her Twitter followers.

She was immediately swarmed by a squadron of fanbabies furious that such “fake geek girls” had made their way into Marvel’s inner sanctum.

https://twitter.com/BAR199323/status/891847749599199232

https://twitter.com/DiversityAndCmx/status/891978745715843072

According to Antos, the private messages she got in response to her tweet were considerably less polite. “[T]he internet is an awful, horrible, and disgusting place,” she wrote, noting that she woke up Sunday, two days after she posted the selfie,

to a slew of more garbage tweets and DMs. For being a woman. In comics. Who posted a selfie of her friends getting milkshakes.

And yes, the fanbabies are still going at it today. For many of Antos’ “critics,” the selfie proved a perfect excuse to rant about Marvel’s alleged “anti-white, anti-men agenda.”

https://twitter.com/MonsieurBallin/status/891666775015694336

https://twitter.com/Ceeckoful/status/891668088671928320

https://twitter.com/Red_Vanguard/status/891918378352472064

One fellow wrote out a mini-manifesto explaining how the eeeevil SJWs were destroying comics.

https://twitter.com/W00dlee/status/891874744802398208

The critics filled their angry tweets with an assortment of buzzwords that will be instantly familiar to anyone who followed GamerGate.

https://twitter.com/DiversityAndCmx/status/891875572741230592

https://twitter.com/CanuckCon/status/891822485305516038

https://twitter.com/darling_kun/status/891850198552653824

Not that the fanbabies didn’t have their own “narrative” to promote. One of the central tenets: that so-called SJWs only pretend to like comics.

https://twitter.com/thebechtloff/status/891705124405604357

https://twitter.com/DiversityAndCmx/status/891674600475676673

Some saw the all-female selfie as a threat not only to men but to … white people in general, predicting an imminent White Genocide of Marvel characters.

https://twitter.com/thebechtloff/status/891515050502107136

It didn’t take long for things to get creepy.

https://twitter.com/thebechtloff/status/891503206282522624

Naturally, the reactionary fanboys turned on those who offered solidarity to the Milkshake Crew.

https://twitter.com/eldermeeseeks/status/891905588925521920

https://twitter.com/johndavidson83/status/891799233275322368

https://twitter.com/Daddy_Warpig/status/891857865140445184

And others tried to dismiss the whole thing as fake:

https://twitter.com/DoctorDooomile/status/891683546246643712

https://twitter.com/DiversityAndCmx/status/891985792591122432

https://twitter.com/laughingdrag/status/891834215377096709

https://twitter.com/DiversityAndCmx/status/891984421519314944

https://twitter.com/Stmpy_Mch/status/891916686953136128

Happily, at this point the “virtue-signalers” are winning. A wide assortment of non-reactionary comics artists, sellers and fans, female and male, have been showing their solidarity with the Marvel Milkshake Crew, filling the #MakeMineMilkshake hashtag with tweets like these:

https://twitter.com/PlinaGanucheau/status/891848514170433536

161 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

The early Superman comics in the 1930’s were pro-New Deal and almost socialist in certain ways. The entire genre has a major theme of taking on the powerful in the name of social justice. X-Men clearly had civil rights themes from the beginning, and people have argued that Professor X is a nod to MLK.

Reactionary special snowflakes seem to always make the fandom stigma worse. Same with GamerGate. The research purporting to show that violent media and porn cause violence is on pretty shaky ground. The last thing gamers and comic fans need is for Stormfront to control what’s acceptable in the fandom.

Victorious Parasol
Victorious Parasol
4 years ago

@ Alan

Heh. Yeah, looks like that memo drowned on its way across the pond.

@ History Nerd

Similarly, people have argued that Magneto is a nod to Malcolm X or to the Black Panthers.

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
4 years ago

…Well, I shouldn’t have expected any less bullshit from this crowd.

That said, milkshakes are great, but malts are really where it’s at.

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

@History Nerd

Frank Miller is really the only majorly successful conservative or right-libertarian comic author I can think of.

Steve Ditko is a Randroid.

History Nerd
History Nerd
4 years ago

@Schnookums

It’s possible Frank Miller knows Trump personally in some way and knows Trump is a complete sleaze.

Dalillama: Irate Social Engineer

Also, I’m going to just skip straight to asking for a ban for PPPP up there unless someone’s interested in sharpening their fangs, cos seriously?

Robert Walker-Smith
Robert Walker-Smith
4 years ago

Dalillama – I took P4 for a Poe, myself. If not, the Mallet of Loving Correction is definitely appropriate.

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Troubelle
I miss malts. 🙁

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
4 years ago

@Kupo

They actually still do them around where I live (northern KY). UDF does ’em and this one old-fashioned joint I can walk to does ’em. And they’re not hard to make–just add malt powder to a shake, and a shake can be made with a blender, ice cream, and milk. (Plus anything else you wanna add.)

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

@Troubelle
I know a place near me that makes them, but the malt will make me sick so I can’t have it. I’ve considered ordering malted sorghum or millet, which I could have, but they sell it in large quantities for brewing, so I just don’t have malts anymore.

weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
weirwoodtreehugger: chief manatee
4 years ago

That said, milkshakes are great, but malts are really where it’s at.

This is a true statement. Malt powder makes a milkshake just about a hundred times better. And milkshakes are already damn good.

I like just about any ice cream treat though. I only let myself buy a carton of ice cream every few months or when I’m sick with a sore throat because I have zero self control around it.

Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
Troubelle: Moonbeam Malcontent + Bard of the New Movement
4 years ago

@kupo

Aw, that’s shitty. Maybe you could ask some local micro-or-otherwise breweries if they have any overstock you could by off them? Like, not like a tablespoon, but a pound or something. I’m pretty sure it has a decent shelf life–I can say that the original malt powder was brought on expeditions up mountains and the like due to its ability to keep in adverse conditions. Pretty sure there’s a mountain range somewhere named after its inventor.

kupo
kupo
4 years ago

Back on topic, I posted about this on my FB and a friend commented that he wishes geek girls were around when he was a kid. I pointed out that we’ve always been there, and that he didn’t notice us because we were too busy reading comics and playing video games. Now he’s saying there are more of us now and I’m rolling my eyes so freaking hard but I don’t want to get into a fight on FB and he’s a good guy. It’s just so frustrating. 🙁

Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
Schnookums Von Ghostface Fancypants Killer
4 years ago

Several others chimed in, but just to add on those trying to borrow Jack Kirby’s badassness to go after the “SJW’s”: Jack Kirby would have fucked your shit up. And reminded you at the same time that Social Justice was absolutely part of comics, thank you very much.

(Also, an apology to our gracious host for continuing to change my name in such a short period of time, but this one was too good to pass up.)

tim gueguen
4 years ago

Yep, women working at Marvel is all a plot by the SJWs. No woman played a major role at Marvel before SJWs appeared.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Severin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo_Duffy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Simonson

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
4 years ago

@TheKND,

Convoluted X-Men storylines? Mary Sues? Unresovled issues from Secret Wars? Ugly artwork?
They do realize that they are basically describing 90s Marvel comics to a t, don’t they?

Or 1980’s Marvel, or 1970’s, or…. Though admittedly 70’s Marvel could be best summarized as ‘What the HELL was the Bullpen smoking?!?!‘, given some of the stories they produced.

I smell some fake geek-guys trying to bash perceived SJWs in a field they don’t understand.

Weren’t these the same guys that were complaining about Star Wars: The Force Awakens adding Black guys, strong women, and English actors to the series when ‘none of the previous six movies had any of those?’ >.<

(Oh, and utopian fantasy? Ever heard of fucking Star Trek?)

Or Babylon 5, for that matter.

@tim gueguen,

Amongst many, many other women.

Tessa
Tessa
4 years ago

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger:
I’m sorry for correcting your Star Wars story, but I feel it’s important that it was her party. And she didn’t really want the jerk friend there, but allowed her boyfriend to invite him.

So the guys go to her Star Wars party, and still assume they know more about Star Wars than her.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
4 years ago

@Tessa

I’m sorry for correcting your Star Wars story

I see what you did there, and raise you giggles
?

I feel it’s important that it was her party. And she didn’t really want the jerk friend there, but allowed her boyfriend to invite him

Ah! Remembered wrong. Correction appreciated 🙂

So the guys go to her Star Wars party, and still assume they know more about Star Wars than her

Even better, by which I mean even worse, by which I mean even fuckin better! Dudes, yo…
http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rolling_eyes_neil_degrasse_tyson.gif

monika-the-comic-fan
monika-the-comic-fan
4 years ago

@Robert Walker-Smith:

Or how they didn’t get the emotional or political message from the death of Supes, and just saw a bunch of full page panels of two dudes smashing?

@Redsilkphoenix

That’s actually a book from 1970. One of Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams’ best works, that entire run.

http://s3.mmoguildsites.com/s3/gallery_images/296732/original.jpg

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
4 years ago

@monika-the-comic-fan,

I was close on the date, at least. 😀

And thanks for that link. I had seen those three panels used in various contexts over the years whenever a discussion on the pros and cons of using social issues in comics arose. Never learned which Green Lantern comic they came from, let alone why exactly that exchange took place. Now I know.

Thanks.

JS
JS
4 years ago

Damn, that Green Lantern panel… “[Why haven’t you helped the black humans]? Answer me that, Mr. Green Lantern” “I can’t”. That really got me.

TheKND
TheKND
4 years ago

@monica That issue was interesting. Overall, whenever Green Arrow and Green Lantern met, they had very interesting discussions about their politics.
Oh, wait… I mean… SJW bad! All lives matter! GRR! GRR!
(can I buy comics now?)

JS
JS
4 years ago

Green Lives Matter! Purple Lives Matter! Orange Lives … urgh…. Matter, too!

I still want Trump to become a good President (which is my wish for ALL Presidents), but the last 193 days aren’t giving much hope, are they. Who knew the jobs he would create would mostly be “Communications Director” and “Personal Lawyer”?

(One possible definition for Trump of “become a good President” does include “not be President any longer”)

Re: Right wing successful comic books… wait, no that DQ’s Dilbert Adams, doesn’t it (not a comic book).

Malitia
Malitia
4 years ago

@Whoever

Monstress by Marjorie Liu and with art by Sana Takeda from Image? It’s very, and I mean VERY, dark fantasy, and looks like this:

comment image

Malitia
Malitia
4 years ago

With not fully woman creative team…

Gwenpool is generally drawn by women (Gurihiru or Irene Strychalski); The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has Erica Henderson on art; Gotham Academy is co-written by Becky Cloonan (she also writes the current run of Punisher, but I’ve not read anything from that); G. Willow Wilson is writing Ms. Marvel since some years (I generally don’t like Wilson’s writing, but this is the exception).

Eh… I might remember more. :3

%d bloggers like this: