In Defense Of The Female Ghostbusters

In Defense Of The Female Ghostbusters

I ain't afraid of no dislike bar.

When I first heard about a "Ghostbusters" remake in the works, I was amped. Melissa McCarthy? Kristen Wiig?? Kate Mckinnon?! Leslie FREAKING Jones!? Sign me up! I've seen and enjoyed the original "Ghostbusters" movies, and I knew they did phenomenally at the box office for a reason. So, when the trailer for the new movie was uploaded on YouTube, I never expected this:

In a movie era of remakes, reboots and sequels such as "Jurassic World", "Annie" (I know it's a musical but the point still stands), "Cinderella" and "Fast and Furious" (just to name a few) I fail to see the problem with a "Ghostbusters" reboot, and I can't wrap my mind around the number of dislikes for this trailer!

Of course, I'm not dismissing the possibility that it could be a failure. It's a reboot. It's a reboot of a movie that came out 30 years ago, and if they plan on following the same exact formula of the original, some of the comedy might not hold up as well. There are other valid criticisms of the movie, such as Leslie Jones playing into the stereotypical "sassy black friend" trope who is knowledgeable not in science but rather in the streets of New York. These concerns and criticisms have been pointed out in the comments section of the trailer. However, what I want to focus on are other criticisms made in the comment section of the video (All usernames have been edited out for safety and privacy concerns).

Yeah, you're right. Women aren't funny. They aren't biologically structured to be funny. "Mean Girls", a female written and casted box office smash hit comedy of a film just lacks humor, right? "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", a romantic comedy, was written by a woman and made bank at the box office. No funny bones here.

You mean Leslie Jones? An amazing comedy writer and cast member of "Saturday Night Live"?

The comment reads: (in response to a different user) "Yup! I dont Know why Hollywood and the entertainment industry continue insist to put woman's in everithing we all understand all woman have rights we dont need then in some roles."

*Women, *Everything, *Understand and *Them. Other than the simple grammatical mistakes, I can kind of see an almost coherent and valid argument!

I actually took time out of my day to search if vaginalize was actually a word and if so, what it means. According to Urban Dictionary, the first and main definition of "vaginalizing" means to "rationalize using skewed feminine logic due to emotions stemming from the vagina." So... PMS. Hollywood PMS-ed a movie. Is that what you're saying? I'm sure this person can't wait for the scene where all of the ghostbusters sync their period cycles.

I did find one solid YouTube comment that captures how I feel about the new "Ghostbusters" reboot:

It reads: "I'm sooo hyped for this~! When I was a little girl I was obsessed with the Ghostbusters, but when my other girl friends and I played it was an all female team. Now it's real and we're all going to see it once it comes out! Even to those who say it looks terrible, think of all the young little girls who can finally see a full team of strong female, as opposed to one or maybe two in other teams"

So what's wrong with casting the new "Ghostbusters" film with women? Why would you hate it JUST because of the actresses? I would be really interested to see what the like bar would look like if it was remade with men.

For those who are interested in seeing the film, "Ghostbusters" hits theaters July 15.

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

"Get connected for free, with education connection"


This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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