Men's Rights Activists Call for a Boycott of 'Feminist' Mad Max: Fury Road, So Now You Have to See It

Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 2:36PM
Mad Max: Fury Road
Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 2:36PM
Men's Rights Activists Call for a Boycott of 'Feminist' Mad Max: Fury Road, So Now You Have to See It
Mad Max: Fury Road is apparently much more feminist than any of us expected it to be, and the crybabies of the Men's Rights movement are not pleased about it. The MRA blog Return of Kings just called for all men to boycott Fury Road, as it is a feminist "Trojan horse" that will "dupe" men into thinking women are equal, or something.

Aaron Clarey, the author of the post "Why You Should Not Go See Mad Max: Feminist Road," hasn't seen the movie, but that hasn't tempered his righteous indignation one bit. He's upset that in the trailers, Charlize Theron's Furiosa "talked a lot," and even worse, she "barked orders to Mad Max. Nobody barks orders to Mad Max." He was also displeased by reviews that praised Furiosa's fight scenes and strong characterization, as well as by the fact that The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler consulted on the film about gender issues

Clarey calls for a boycott of the film, as "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." He adds, "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."

Return of Kings is fairly representative of the Men's Rights movement in general. Their "About" page states, "Women and homosexuals are discouraged from commenting here," and espouses the philosophy of "neomasculinity," which includes the view that "a woman's value significantly depends on her fertility and beauty" while "a man's value significantly depends on his resources, intellect, and character."

So now that the social justice whiners have weighed in, we all have to see this movie, right? Oh wait, there I go barking orders again. Those damn feminists.

Via THR.
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