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Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender & Women's Studies · 1 month ago

Do we need feminism in the movie industry?Women are objectified,are arm candy and dont play strong roles?

There is the damsel in distress,the pretty young thing,the object.The man does everything,the woman just supports him in the movies.Women are serial killer victims,they dont fight,etc.Why are strong women and women who can fight a turn off for men?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Objectively of course...'The Joker' was just a better film than 'Little Women'. But as outside of big tentpole movies women are the largest consumers of film you would think if something female centric and great came along the awards would follow. Sadly to date the most successful female centric movie derived from a comic book source and therefore didn't rank well with the stuffy auteurs who cast the votes every awards season. Most do believe the men who went to see that movie were either along for the ride with their female partners or just think Gal Gadot is a goddess (because really, who doesn't?).

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  • 1 month ago

    We need feminism everywhere.

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  • 1 month ago

    Feminism is a fine idea in real life, but how does feminism make a movie? It does not... It can be an idea or theme, but you need a plot actors and a skilled crew to make a decent movie.

    Big studios have tried cramming "feminist" agendas in movies like that Ghostbusters remake, every thing Sofia Coppola has made and to a lesser extent the new Star Wars.  They have not been especially successful.  The studios seem to know feminism is a good lure to get less intelligent women to buy tickets to bad movies and have used it more as an underhanded marketing ploy rather than a force for change or inspiring the youth.When looking at situations like this you should always ask if you want a large company to represent you and you personal beliefs.  

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Nope. The problem is that all movies are action based or crime based. We need a movie which focuses on relationships.

      

    Forget about masculine women. Men don't like such women at all.

    • 1 month agoReport

      Bullshit. I like ruggged women when they aren't misandrist and hateful and are more feminine from the neck up. Speak for yourself, not me.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This is really a complex issue, on one hand movies are a very bad standard for feminism since they're limited in scope and most focus is on one or two main characters, not allowing much development in anyone else.

    The other issue is the actual sexism, the established tropes a woman can play. But even if a woman plays outside this box, since movies are so limited a female scientist or engineer wouldn't be noticed for long.

    See, the issue is more to do with the lack of strong roles in the first place. Men tend to complain a strong female role makes the male characters weak to make the female look stronger... but the real issue is that the strong roles got filled.

    Ultimately, you end up realizing the only way to really "fix" the issue ends up being to have two leads of both sexes... but then writers inevitably feel that their leads need to fall in love and we get back to the same problem.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Do we need feminism in the movie industry?Women are objectified,are arm candy and dont play strong roles?"

    No, we don't need a group to push SOCIAL CHANGE that some of us want, while most do not want it, and the purveyors of that change (feminists) don't wish to discuss anything other than just impose the changes -they- feel they are entitled to.

    Let me re-ask the question so you can see how little we need it:

    "Do we need religion in the movie industry?  Muslims and Christians are never shown as superheros or strong characters".

     Perhaps we need to have Imam or Priests input into the story lines and plot writing in order to "correct' this?  And when we are done with this group we could go to the dozens of other groups that also wish to claim victim status and basically pervert history and everything we know about everybody in an attempt to placate everybody in the hopes that they feel good.

    Is this what the movie industry is about?  And if not, then why do feminists feel that they should have any power to dictate to anybody what society should look like while denying that to anybody else?

    No, we don't need ideology of any kind in the movie industry.  The fact that they have bent over and accepted it thus far shows their ineptness and weakness on this matter.  Hollywood is paying dearly for their stupidity.  They have a short time to turn this around or become a footnote in history.  A million Netflix (and similar) are going to run them over while Hollywood will be doing it's best to be politically correct.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    We see women portrayed as unrealistically physically strong heroes who can beat any man.   Women are rarely portrayed as damsels in distress these days.   You need to watch some shows produced in the last 50 years.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Feminism like Miley VIRUS came in just as a 

    Wrecking ball I70+ yrs of mayhem all for these

    broads & all shame to say why many of us 

    turn gay !

    .....................................................

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because women are the opposite of whatever feminists want to believe. So it’s nothing weird.

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  • 1 month ago

    We need better scripts in movies.

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