Physically punishing woman for being so very mean to men always is the way to do it.
Same old story: As soon as a male character's feelings are hurt, especially by a female character, fandom has their pitchforks ready. Not a new thing, especially not in Gossip Girl fandom. But maybe we could talk about the treatment Blair recieved ever since she broke up (or didn't break up) with Dan.
Ever since last season's finale people wished awful things on Blair ("I hope Chuck beats her up for real this time") and had this really pervert need for her to be "punished" for hurting Dan. And then there was this big "Dan should hit Blair back" controversity, that ended in someone hilariously screaming "THIS REEKS OF MAN-HATE" on anon_xoxo.
All of this is coming from former (or not-so-former) Dan/Blair shippers, which is funny, because from what I gathered Dan/Blair was supposed to be the GOOD, "FEMINIST" ship.
Also, there is this on-going trend to believing Blair doesn't deserve defense, epsecially not feminist defense, because she's an "anti-feminist" character. (I don't even know how a female character can be anti-feminist, tell me how it works.)
So, is Blair a well-rounded, awesomely written character that screams "FEMINIST ROLEMODEL"?
No, she isn't. But she also isn't with Dan. Blair's value (on the show and in fandom) can't depend on the man she is or isn't with. There seems to be this big misconception in Dan/Blair fandom that Blair with Dan is another, better Blair and Blair with Chuck is this whiny, pathetic bitch that "deserves everything she gets", when really the writing for Blair's character just sucked for 4 seaons straight. You can criticise Blair and the writing for Blair, there's plenty reason to, but shaming her and wishing awful things on her because she broke up with YOUR PRINCE is absolute, utter bullshit and makes me sad for womanhood.
Anything you wanna add? If you found some really gross posts around and want to share (I haven't really tried with my research tbh), totally do!