ByRichard Berrigan, writer at Creators.co
I'm 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river.
Richard Berrigan

Joss Whedon himself said so. His real reason? Twitter is too addicting, and he wants to be more productive, so he's stepping back for a while. He may or may not join Twitter again at a later date. He said the accusation that "militant feminists" drove him away is "horseshit." Though he did offer some remarks about the backlash he got:

Every breed of feminism is attacking every other breed, and every subsection of liberalism is always busy attacking another subsection of liberalism,
I saw a lot of people say, 'Well, the social justice warriors destroyed one of their own!' It's like, Nope. That didn't happen. I saw someone tweet it's because Feminist Frequency pissed on Avengers 2, which for all I know they may have. But literally the second person to write me to ask if I was OK when I dropped out was [Feminist Frequency founder] Anita [Sarkeesian].

I don't expect any feminist-haters to change their ways over this news, but they should probably stop spiking the football about this topic. It's a non-issue. Peace.

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