Monday, July 09, 2007

He says "chick flick," she says...

Gloria Steinem makes a novel suggestion: If the derogatory and demeaning term "chick flick" is to be used when describing movies about women, then an equally insulting appellation should be used to describe, among other things, "[a]ll the movies that portray violence against women, preferably beautiful, sexy, half-naked women. These feature chainsaws and house parties for teenage guys, serial killers and sadistic rapists for ordinary male adults, plus cleverly plotted humiliations and deaths of powerful women for the well-educated misogynist."

Naturally, Ms. Steinem is not at all shy about stating just what that appellation should be.

3 comments:

Josh said...

The problem with that is a lot of females enjoy the films she is describing. Don't ask me why, but they do. And guys just don't enjoy the Lake Houses and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhoods of the world in anywhere close to the same numbers.

Anonymous said...

Is she still single?

Anonymous said...

Her definition of 'chick flick' pretty much includes 90% of movies that get made.