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Even Furiosa

Further to some objections I've had to my description of Mad Max: Fury Road as having reasonably good gender politics.  Trigger and Spoilers, obviously.


What Mad Max: Fury Road does - with its depiction of Furiosa - is to refuse to make violence the exclusive province of men, or to make men the only ones who are any good at it.  (Not unprecedented - but quite good.)  Furiosa gets to do all the trad-masculine things that Max does.  She's just as good at them as him.  This, apparently, is a big problem for those kinds of insecure, reactionary misogynitwits who drivel on about how women are weaker than men.  According to such douchenozzles, this is just a scientific fact, and it's not a man's fault if he just repeats the incontrovertible findings of Science.  In actuality, of course, what such bigoted ninnies are actually doing is regurgitating some half-digested sociobiologistic bullshit.  They then accuse feminists (who control Hollywood in their ideologically distorted, bass-ackwards bizzaro world) of playing a dirty, emasculating trick and oppressing men by spreading the vicious civilisation-eroding lie that not all women need a man to open jars for ...

Yay for voting! Ain't democracy just peaches!

Off out to vote today on who runs the civil service... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the police... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the army... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the corporations... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who owns and runs the media... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today on who runs the BBC... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today for a non neoliberal party with a chance of winning... oh, no, hang about, we're not allowed to do that are we?

Off out to vote today for a big party staunchly opposed to imperialist warmongering... oh, no, hang about, there aren't any are there?

Off out to vote today for a ...

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