i’m doing a final paper for my gender and pop culture class about the way supernatural kills off/tortures/generally mistreats its female characters over its span (particularly in relation to the way the horror genre treats women, but that’s not the part i need you for specifically)!
so basically i haven’t seen it in a while and there is tbqh a lot of issues that i could talk about!
so basically, anyone who is willing to help jog my memory regarding the mistreatment of female characters within and by the show — specifically women getting fridged, murdered, tortured, sexualized, objectified, etc. in ways that the male characters aren’t — would be greatly appreciated! i’m particularly interested in the major characters, but anything would help.
if you’d like to talk via ask, that’s great, but reblogging works too.
even if just a couple scenes in particular stood out to you, this would be super helpful for someone who really doesn’t have time to rewatch the entire show. :)
popcornheaux said: u critique supernatural..yaaaay! so i wanted to ask your opinion of Cassie,dean's ex-girlfriend?
tbh i have zero recollection of this person’s existence
google tells me this is because she’s in in the terrible monster-truck-racism episode that hurts me too much to deal with
@INKSPLOTCHED I HOPE YOU APPRECIATE THIS
misterandry said: #the genital mutilation scene- wait, what? i stopped watching supernatural after season five because the stupidity hurt my brain. what genital mutilation scene?
it’s in season six. ruby or anna or some demon lady and the boys were storming this warehouse and she ~sacrificed herself to buy them time and then the demons tied her naked to a table with weird straps covering the bits they couldn’t show on television and then had a long gratuitous sequence of them stabbing her in the vagina for some reason i couldn’t discern. it was. horrifying. like. why.
holy fuck. HOLY FUCK. i stopped watching after season 5. but holy fuck.
yeah it was just like
horrifically, disturbingly, inexplicably gratuitous
it kind of made me side-eye the entire series tbh
W H A T
this demon chick who was a pretty solid character in a monolithic-crazy-evil way suddenly made out with one of the angels and sacrificed herself to save them
said sacrifice leading to her getting tortured by the demon facility people they were in
which apparently needed to be shown gratuitously with her naked except for the conveniently-placed straps tying her down
and then stabbed her in the vagina with her screaming and really loud vagina-stabbing noises for like fifteen seconds
i still do not know why
this is like actually the funniest thing i have ever found on the internet
it is such a flavorful and balanced combination of elements
BAWWW HE’LL THINK I’M A FREAK
I JUST WANT TO SEE HIM NAKED
does anyone remember the scene where they strap one of the only strong female characters to a table naked and stab her repeatedly in the genitals for no apparent reason?
because i fucking remember that scene