A “Men’s Rights Activists” website has urged men to boycott the release ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ for being “a feminist piece of propaganda posing as a guy flick”.
Their problem with the film, which MRA blog Return of The Kings admits it hasn’t actually seen yet, is that Charlize Theron’s character Furiosa is the star of the film, not Tom Hardy’s Max.
“This is the vehicle by which they are guaranteed to force a lecture on feminism down your throat,” the site whines.
“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.”
The site jumped to this conclusion based on the film’s trailer which they say show Charlize Theron’s character “barking orders” at Mad Max, to which they exclaim: “Nobody barks orders to Mad Max”.
They’re also up in arms over the involvement of ‘Vagina Monologues’ author Eve Ensler who acted as a consultant on the movie.
They went on to urge all men around the world to avoid the movie 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.”
As geek blog The Mary Sue points out, opposition for the film from the MRA site, actually shines a light on the problem of sexism in Hollywood movies.
“By admitting they’re threatened by Charlize Theron… Clarey and his commenters are also agreeing that the media we consume and the stories we tell are hugely important. Thanks for the movie recommendations, bros.”
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is coming to cinemas on 14 May.
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