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“Safety Lights Are for Dudes”

Published at Women in Higher Education on October 3, 2018.

More and more, the Ghostbusters reboot feels like a cautionary tale for our moment, pretending to be a fun movie with ghosts and slime. The original film gives us men as saviors, a tired trope, but the new film shows how dangerous and destructive aggrieved white men can be. Attempting to destroy the world because you don’t get your way has terrible consequences for all of us; it’s a callous and heartless approach.