Originally Posted by Anaestheus
I'm all for her. I applaud her being up front about her biases. Yeah, I won't read her reviews, but it shouldn't invalidate her opinions as a critic.
This whole idea of critics being objective is BS. This is art not science. There are no objective answers. Every reviewer has biases. Some based on aesthetics, some based on exposure, and some based on personal history. I can't fault a woman for having issues with horror. Women live with a higher amount of daily fear, even in the US. I don't feel the need to walk my male friends to their cars, but I am surely going to make sure that my female friends get there safely. So, I really can't hold something against a woman who doesn't find fear entertaining.
Nah I don't buy that. First of all most woman I know don't fear the world as much as you might think. Secondly we all loved horror as Kids and as kids we were way more vulnerable to external, rational and irrational fears. Yet we couldn't get enough of it in movies.