Joss Whedon spent most of last week defending political comedian Samantha Bee, who used a derogatory slur against Ivanka Trump — an incident Bee was later forced to admit was over the line.
But to further solidify his "woke feminist" credentials, Whedon topped off his campaign against one of the nation's most influential women by attacking professor Jordan Peterson for the crime of — of course — pointing out the hypocrisy of woke feminists.
Feminism taps into a frustration that’s been ignored for all of history. Step the f*ck back, you incel-courting fishwrapper https://t.co/hWmVPrMWFX— Joss Whedon (@joss) June 2, 2018
In fairness to Mr. Whedon, these last few months have been quite the trying time for the outspoken progressive. After spending years touting his own feminist credentials, The Wrap revealed last year, during the #MeToo wave of sexual harassment allegations that swept the entertainment industry, that Whedon was a serial philanderer.
Per his ex-wife, "Joss admitted that for the next decade and a half, he hid multiple affairs and a number of inappropriate emotional ones that he had with his actresses, co-workers, fans and friends, while he stayed married to me."
Whedon later went on to blame his trouble with monogamy on his own toxic masculinity, which apparently made him both a feminist and an attacker on the front lines in the war on women — two positions that really cannot be held simultaneously.
Peterson, of course, is a regular critic of the "woke feminist" movement, often pointing out the deep hypocrisy of the movement's leaders, particularly those who clothe themselves in the mantle of feminism, like Whedon, to disguise or excuse their own bad behavior.
In the end, it seems, the winner is Peterson: in his own criticism, Whedon proved Peterson's point. Perfectly.