I don’t have much, or any if I’m honest, time for the so called ‘Men’s Rights Activists’ on account of them being a bunch of neck beads who live in their parent’s basements. They also ruined fedoras. Fedoras used to be cool. Bastards. However the MRA website ‘Return of Kings’ posted this amazing piece of comedy recently in which they get their knickers in a twist over Charlize Theron having a leading role in the Mad max reboot Mad Max: Fury Road. Check this gem out. (LINK)
It’s whether men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes.
Ooooookaaaaaay. First off: Mad Max, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome were all Australian films and guess what? Mad Max: Fury Road is… Australian!!! Seriously, what is it with Americans that they seem to assume that anything in the English language is American? I know, I know, “Not all Americans” 😉
I also think that these tools are doing the rest of our gender a great disservice. The vast majority of us men aren’t going to be ‘duped’ by the trappings of a cool looking action film. Give us a bit more credit than that, please! Then again, the vast majority of us also aren’t so socially retarded that we don’t get upset by watching action films where women are kicking as much, or more, arse as the men in the films -we’re not so insecure that we need to have our masculinity validated through the vicarious activities of actors on a screen.
But let us be clear. This is the vehicle by which they are guaranteed to force a lecture on feminism down your throat. This is the Trojan Horse feminists and Hollywood leftists will use to (vainly) insist on the trope women are equal to men in all things, including physique, strength, and logic. And this is the subterfuge they will use to blur the lines between masculinity and femininity, further ruining women for men, and men for women.
That and you can expect Hollywood to further condition young women to be like “Imperator Furiosa” and not Sophia Loren. […]
Now I’ve not yet seen Fury Road and I wasn’t planning to, though truth be told this article has made a trip to the cinema far more likely, but I hardly think that the existence of a female lead can turn an action film into a lecture on Feminism. Have these guys not seen Alien/s/3/Resurrection? Have they not seen the original Conan the Barbarian? Aliens and Conan both feature strong, sexy, women who kick arse and who are about as far removed from Sophia Loren as it’s possible to get; yet they are two of the most actiony of action films out there. Then we have Terminator 2, Kill Bill 1+2, the Resident Evil films, anything with Michelle Rodriguez, and countless martial arts films yet these are still a tiny fraction of the films that fit within the action genre. So no, MRA boys the strong kick ass woman is not a new thing in actions films, feminists are not taking over Hollywood and, finally, Mad Max is fucking Australian!!!!!
It seems that, just as they have very little understanding of geography, the Men’s Rights Activists have next to no understanding of that most manly of film genres: the action film. Either that or they’re actually some really obtuse satire that’s going for some huge payoff at some point in the future.
Still, this woman would eat them alive. 😀