A writer called Geraldine took to Twitter to suggest that The Joker, Batman’s arch nemesis, would have been great if he was a woman.
"How very dare she?!" screeches the misogynistic part of the internet, dragging its heaving body towards the noise.
“The Joker should have been a woman,” Geraldine wrote.
And she finally went insane because too many random dudes told her to smile, so now she perpetually smiles while terrorizing Gotham.
Well, that is a strong line of motivation for a villain…
She continued her point in a thread.
The prospect of a female version of a beloved male villain was too much for some
fragile egos men, and they proceeded to bombard Geraldine with messages.
She later wrote: “Imagine getting this mad because someone suggested the bad guy should be a girl. But when we try to fight back at the government regulating our bodies we're hysterical and out of line.”
Seriously, they were mad.
Geraldine pointed out that a female Joker already exists.
But to no avail. The misogyny was strong.
Women, and (nice, normal, not-misogynistic) men praised her response to all the hate.
And pointed to lots of badass female villains in the comicverse.
Actually, we want Geraldine's version of the female Joker origin story, please...