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degrading to women

2007-05-04 14:29:13.715982+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

The anti-porn rants thread is going in some interesting directions, and I linked to one of these articles there.

In linking to this article about the gory torture of women as mainstream entertainment, Lyn said "This is nauseating. Men who don't hate women should speak up against this shit."

And... well... the problem is where do you start? I'll start at How Not To Look Fat In Shoes, as I think that's a far more insidious form of torture and degradation in the mainstream media.

It's easy to divert attention on to the grotesque, but the real problems are the things that don't shock us.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-05 09:08:16.924837+00 by: warkitty

The other side of the coin is, as these movies become more prevalent, normal men will be miffed and confused to find that women are immediately suspicious of them. That their entertainment centers around torturing and killing women will never enter their minds as a cause.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-05 14:26:10.070604+00 by: DaveP

Or maybe men who don't hate women should just ignore such movies. I had no idea there was any torture involved until it was pointed out.

It's tough to speak up against stuff you don't even know exists.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-07 19:32:29.217126+00 by: Dan Lyke

Another question that arises... I was once told by someone in the industry that almost all movies, including the action shoot-em-ups, are driven by female demand. If it isn't women going to the movies, it's guys taking women on dates to the movies. I wonder what the demographics of the "Grindhouse" audience looks like?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-05-08 16:36:10.548496+00 by: Dan Lyke

Washington Post: On Your Feet: High Heels' Effects on the Body (yep, I'll just keep ripping off Lyn for links...)