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Misogynistic Men Mad Over 'Mad Max'

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All of us at LAist are very, very excited about the new Mad Max movie. We're even more excited now that it has drawn the ire of gross, misogynistic men on the Internet.Thanks to We Hunted The Mammoth doing the dirty work of keeping an eye on Internet misogynist "movements" (so the rest of us don't have to), we've been treated to the frothing-at-the-mouth rant of Aaron Clarey at the "neomasculine" blog Return Of Kings, who calls Mad Max: Fury Road "a feminist piece of propaganda posing as a guy flick."

Bear in mind that Clarey, "resident economist" of whatever this dumb movement is, hasn't seen the new Mad Max. But he's definitely not seeing this feminazi agitprop after what he saw in the trailers:

Charlize Theron kept showing up a lot in the trailers, while Tom Hardy (Mad Max) seemed to have cameo appearances. Charlize Theron sure talked a lot during the trailers, while I don't think I've heard one line from Tom Hardy. And finally, Charlize Theron's character barked orders to Mad Max. Nobody barks orders to Mad Max.


Glenn Greenwald famously called out Zero Dark Thirty for "torture-glorifying" without seeing it. But at least he eventually saw the movie in question—even if it only emboldened his stance. Clarey already knows, though, that Fury Road isn't the movie for him, since director George Miller brought The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler on board as a script consultant.

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In an interview with Esquire, actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley reveals that Ensler was tapped to share stories she learned from working with rape victims in the Congo, since the latest installment of Mad Max is about a group of women fleeing sexual enslavement. Leading them is the bossy woman played by Charlize Theron, Imperator Furiosa.

Clarey feels betrayed by Hollywood, which has spent a century pandering to the tastes of straight white men and not hiring women:

[The issue is] 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. The truth is I'm angry about the extents Hollywood and the director of Fury Road went to trick me and other men into seeing this movie. Everything VISUALLY looks amazing. It looks like that action guy flick we've desperately been waiting for where it is one man with principles, standing against many with none.

For one, Mad Max is Australian. Also, Fury Road does look amazing! So amazing, that it has garnered a 99% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
But let us be clear. This is the vehicle by which they are guaranteed to force a lecture on feminism down your throat. 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.

So... who wants to see this movie twice this weekend?