Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Most female reviewers of art, movies, etc., lay disproportionate emphasis on portrayal of women and overemphasize feminist issues

Case in point is the recent review of The Revenant by one Carole Cadwalladr in The Guardian. This is just one example to make a more general point - that when females write reviews of books, art, movies, etc., they frequently tend to give disproportionate focus and emphasis to feminist issues such as the portrayal of women, etc., which sometimes converts the review into a feminist rant and wishlist rather than a true, multidimensional review of the content piece in question. This Carole, for example, seems to have a different understanding as to what constitutes praise, when she quotes two sentences from other sources and sarcastically says that those sources are praising this movie. She also devotes more than an entire paragraph [and later more] to two women in the movie who seem to have nothing more than a passing role - only because one of them apparently was raped.

If this Carole doesn't like violence in the movie, or in movies in general, it's her own problem. She ought to keep her rants to her own self.

The Revenant, by the way, despite this feminist's strongly negative rant, has received very high ratings from users on IMDb. Just like a true review and another also on The Guardian.

Update: I just clicked on her Twitter link in The Guardian article, and all three of her tweets that were directly visible without scrolling down were also feminist. It seems this woman is obsessed with feminism and this drives all of her thinking and writing. I naturally didn't bother to scroll down.

Update [Apr'16]: It appears that most of the news articles or blog posts that females write are littered with feminist frustrations. For example, this article on Gawker - penned by a woman - clearly reveals the anti-male feelings of its feminist author. She seems frustrated that most articles on Wikipedia have most contributors/editors who are male [yet she probably harvests and uses their hard work several times each day]. The key point to note here is that even when writing about this week's top ten deleted articles on Wikipedia, the feminist/frustrated female author cannot stop herself from blaming males :-)

Update [Feb'17]: This female reviewer clearly seems eager to somehow place the word "misogynistic" in the title of her review about NH10, without ever bothering to explain how. She sees this movie only from the [hardcore] feminist angle.

Update [May'17]: I sometimes feel pity on these female reviewers. Poor they are cursed such that they can't even peacefully enjoy epic movies such as "Baahubali: The Beginning" and "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", without succumbing to the venom of their eternal feminist frustrations and insecurities. One of them claimed that Avanthika was "raped" in the first part, a claim that's as far from truth as something can be. She is frustrated because she would like to see something else but she didn't see that. Poor she. Insertion of "rape" into the article's title was her desperate clickbait tactic designed to get her some attention [riding on the shock value of the word "rape", which she herself knows is inappropriate in this context]. What was raped, however, was the trash-worthy article that she wrote, and ironically her own ludicrous claim(s) was the reason for this.

Update [Jun'17]: The box in the news story is written by a woman. She just can't stop herself from pointing out that Pami Dua is the only woman on the MPC. As if it matters. It's like her feminist anxieties were in full swing even as she was penning this box, and those anxieties spilled over into the box. The point here is that feminist-type females just can't keep their issues inside themselves, no matter the forum or the platform, and no matter the appropriateness/inappropriateness of their issues.

Update [Jan'18]: It's becoming increasingly clear that female authors of news articles or blog posts cannot write anything without adulterating the content with their unending feminist anxieties, subtly or overtly. For example, in this NYT article supposedly on longevity and the men who want it, the female author wanders - knowingly or unknowingly? - into sexism, sexual exploitation, patriarchy and other topics related to her internal anxieties. What a load of rubbish!

Update [May'18]: While heaping praise on Meghan Markle for her Black legacy, this NYT writer throws in the usual feminist card - "Here was Meghan Markle, this beautiful bride, this self-described feminist.". They just can't talk about anything without venting out their feminist frustrations.

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