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Men's Rights Activist Site Calls For A Boycott of "Mad Max: Fury Road"

May 13, 2015 2 min read

There is a lot of buzz and excitement floating around about the release of Mad Max: Fury Road and the majority of it's positive. Who doesn't like a pure, explosive, action movie? Well, apparently the guys behind a site that bills itself as "a blog for heterosexual, masculine men," don't. An article on their site has called for men's rights activists to boycott the movie because of its "evil feminism." The author says:
Not only REFUSE to see the movie, but spread the word to as many men as possible. […] Because if they sheepishly attend and Fury Road is a blockbuster, then you, me, and all the other men (and real women) in the world will never be able to see a real action movie ever again that doesn’t contain some damn political lecture or moray about feminism, SJW-ing, and socialism.
Moray? And certainly more than a little dramatic but he's not finished:
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.
  mad-max-fury-road-tom-hardy-wallpapers-mad-max-epic-road-war-at-the-heart-of-fury-roadI would like to start by saying Mad Max is not American but Australian. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but I'm starting think that maybe this guy isn't overly informed while forming his. Judging by the rest of his article, it appears what got him going was the fact that Charlize Theron dominates the trailer, both in face time and in dialogue. He doesn't like that she gives orders to Max and he's especially incensed by the fact that Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, was called in to consult the women in the film on the experiences of sex slaves. Knowledge she gained while working in the Congo (the legitimacy of which he also questions). He ends the piece with the concern that "you can expect Hollywood to further condition young women to be like “Imperator Furiosa” and not Sophia Loren." I don't see anything wrong with being like either. Women should have that kind of range for role models. Mad-Max-Fury-Road The thing is, and the point I believe the author is missing, is that action movies are marketed to men. Explosions, fire tornadoes, desert raiders, perfect for a dude blockbuster except you need one more thing: beautiful women. Enter Charlize Theron. I'm sure we can agree that she's kind of ridiculously beautiful. I don't think she was cast just for her looks, she's a solid actor across the board, I'm just saying her prominence in the trailer may simply just be an enticement. I'm going to go out on a limb and say this movie is not a feminist masterpiece. It is likely far more balanced than that. I say we all go see it when it comes out this weekend. Who's with me?

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