Here is Aisha’s Post. I will not recreate it here.
OK Like for starters, just because you support ______ doesn’t mean you never say anything offensive again. Just because you are friends with the person who is the butt of your joke, and they weren’t offended, does not mean it was not offensive. It means you should rather LISTEN to people that find your joke offensive. You don’t have to agree, but you should maybe just apologize and not tell the joke again, or at the very least ask some questions to help understand, instead of doubling down. I’m sure she DIDN’T mean for it to be interpreted that way. But the fact is that it WAS interpreted that way, and people WERE offended.
Also, Jared’s initial response WAS misogynistic. The fact that he would call Mark and Misha women as a joke means that BEING A WOMAN IS A JOKE. WHICH IS MISOGYNISTIC. SO THERE.
I can see what Aisha is going for with her extensive list of badass ladies. But as themcgeek said, she’s “kind of missing the mark. It’s that the women on this male-centric show shouldn’t be for either romance or to increase the manpain. There can be ‘complex, self-actualized female characters’ on Supernatural without it diminishing the brotherly bonding.” And it’s those relationships were ignored in Jared and Aisha’s responses at the panel. Jared derailed the question, plain and simple. I don’t think the question was about shipping. The fan asking the question kept it incredibly general.
I agree that Supernatural is a show about brothers, so if you want to see a show about women, go somewhere else. Yes fine. But then to tell us that we cannot think critically about the show, or wish things were a bit different about the show, and to talk about those thoughts and wishes… That’s plain old bullshit. 50% of the population is women. Is it so much to ask that the boys encounter some more women? Maybe they WILL do a better job in S10, great. Looking forward to it. But if people don’t think critically about and engage with media, we won’t see positive changes in the future. Thinking critically about a thing, and identifying problems with the thing, DOES NOT MEAN WE CAN’T OR DON’T LIKE THE THING.