Feminism Ruins Everything

Hollywood edition.

  1. Trace

    Please elaborate Mollie because the outrage of this article was not entirely obvious to me. I found the presentation rather interesting — particularly the stat about the role imbalance — and I thought the piece did a good job of presenting credible voices on both sides of the issue.

    At the end of the day of course, the correct response is “who cares.” Nicki Minaj nailed it I thought with the observation that the purpose of the awards is entertainment and thus there will ever be separate categories to give us more to ogle.

  2. KC Mulville

    So if we cut the Oscars in half, how will they fill up the time?

    I have a bad feeling about this …

  3. Pencilvania

    Huh, you’d think if these women actors were really about equality, they would insist that Hollywood put out movies that have an equal number of male & female characters in them!  With an equal number of lines! Where’s their feminist spirit?

    Gee, could it have something to do with what the market will bear?

  4. Illiniguy

    How ’bout we give everyone an Oscar, just like the participation trophies for kids’ soccer? That way Adam Sandler and Jane Fonda each have a shot.

  5. D.C. McAllister
    C

    Steinem said “When two unequal groups are combined it’s the less-powerful one that loses.” So this is why actresses and actors can’t compete for the same award. And yet they want women to serve in combat as “equals”? Their inconsistency is amazing. 

    I’m really sick and tired of hearing pampered actresses (and I don’t care how many hours they work) whine and complain about the injustices of an industry that pays them millions, heaps upon them mountainous praise, and treats them like royalty. In my opinion, there shouldn’t be any awards ceremonies. These people get enough attention as it is. Just shut up and act. You say that’s what you love to do, so just do it. Save the mutual admiration society for your cocktail parties.

  6. EJHill

    Art should be pursued for its own sake, not baubles. Kill them now. All of them. Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, Grammys. The whole lot. Except the Golden Globes. Those are corrupt and should be allowed to implode on stage.

  7. genferei

    I might care if the Oscars or Hollywood were interesting. But they’re not.

  8. Casey

    This is ridiculous.  Obviously we need two categories because women can’t beat men at anything.

  9. Man With the Axe

    At the same time that actresses are becoming insistent on being called “actors” they bridle at the inclusive “he” for the generic pronoun. Shouldn’t they insist on being called “actresses?”

  10. tabula rasa
    Illiniguy: How ’bout we give everyone an Oscar, just like the participation trophies for kids’ soccer? That way Adam Sandler and Jane Fonda each have a shot. · 19 minutes ago

    Please don’t slander Sandler by lumping him with Fonda.

    Happy Gilmore. Sandler was robbed. QED

  11. Casey
    tabula rasa

    Illiniguy: How ’bout we give everyone an Oscar, just like the participation trophies for kids’ soccer? That way Adam Sandler and Jane Fonda each have a shot. · 19 minutes ago

    Please don’t slander Sandler by lumping him with Fonda.

    Happy Gilmore. Sandler was robbed. QED · 3 minutes ago

    I’m fonda Sandler too.

  12. Illiniguy
    Casey

    I’m fonda Sandler too. · 1 minute ago

    You’ve been dying to say that, haven’t you?

  13. Spin

    One of two things should happen. 

    Option the First:  Make it so there are two awards for Best Actor, and make it a rule that a woman has to win one of them.  

    Option B: Have all the males take the title “actress” and let the women decide if they are an actor or an actress.  Then keep the Best Actress and Best Actor awards as seperate, and people can decide which they compete for (except the men, they compete for Best Actress).

    BOOM!  Problem solved.  That’s how it’s done folks.  Hold the applause, I’m around all day. 

    PS  - If a woman is in a role in which she plays a man (Victor Victoria) or the reverse (Mrs. Doubtfire), which award are they in the running for?  See, now your mind is really spinning.  These are complex times, people, and they require complex thinking.  

  14. Casey
    Illiniguy

    Casey

    I’m fonda Sandler too. · 1 minute ago

    You’ve been dying to say that, haven’t you? · 10 minutes ago

    I live for these moments.

  15. Foxman
    KC Mulville: So if we cut the Oscars in half, how will they fill up the time?

    I have a bad feeling about this … · 57 minutes ago

    They don’t run long enough?

  16. Foxman

    “It’s not like it’s upper body strength,” Gloria Steinem dryly observed of the requirements of acting.

    But the upper body does count for a lot.

  17. Crow
    Howellis: At the same time that actresses are becoming insistent on being called “actors” they bridle at the inclusive “he” for the generic pronoun. Shouldn’t they insist on being called “actresses?” · 24 minutes ago

    We could always follow the Swedish model–we seem to be trying to emulate it everywhere else (and badly, I might add….)–and invent a gender-neutral pronoun.

    “Hesh”, maybe.

  18. Jimmy Carter

    I might begin to take these idiots seriously the day they denounce Title IX.

  19. Garrett Petersen

    My thought while reading this was, “who cares?”  It must be terribly boring to be a liberal if they find time to worry about this stuff.  When Al Qaeda annexes Disney Land and the President realizes there’s not enough credit on the national Master Card to do anything about it, at least we’ll know that our civilization went out with total equality between males and females.

  20. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Trace: Please elaborate Mollie because the outrage of this article was not entirely obvious to me. I found the presentation rather interesting — particularly the stat about the role imbalance — and I thought the piece did a good job of presenting credible voices on both sides of the issue.

    No — the article itself was great and informative. This desire to obliterate the reality that we have two sexes — and that this is a very good thing — is what I am growing quite weary of.

    I love being a woman. Love it. I thank God for making me this way. I am raising my daughters to be thankful for this gift as well. If I have a boy, I’ll raise him to be thankful for that. Because men are awesome. And women are awesome.

    I just get sick of being told that sex distinctions don’t matter. They do. And, in fact, they’re awesome. Not something to pretend don’t exist or are something to downplay.

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