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Q&A: Residentís TEDx Talk about feminism and kidsí movies goes viral
Brookline Tab ^ | February 22, 2013 | Ignacio Laguarda

Posted on 03/03/2013 6:45:51 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Brookline — Brookline resident Colin Stokes started to see a trend when he sat down to watch kids’ movies with his daughter and son.

Namely, he focused on the messages from the films about what it meant to be a man. Male protagonists are generally focused on defeating the villain and getting their reward, most commonly a female character. Conversely, female characters are many times underrepresented or shown as damsels in distress.

(Excerpt) Read more at wickedlocal.com ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: feminism
Apparently, the shows where women kick men in the groin, belittle males and display attitudes that men are insignificant do not penetrate this individual's psyche. What about TV commercials where women slap men in the face (Fiat) or where males are ridiculed incessantly by "open-minded and tolerant women"? I wonder if this person is teaching girls how to respect boys and adult males. My guess is no. Another naive liberal who thinks discrimination and prejudice can only happen to certain people. Then again, it is Brookline, Massachusetts, home to the Duke, IIRC.
1 posted on 03/03/2013 6:45:56 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Author Ignacio Laguarda does not have enough real important work to fill his time....so he does this kind of “feeling” crud to enhance the war between the two genders.


2 posted on 03/03/2013 6:54:32 AM PST by Rapscallion (The people sense what Obama has in store for America.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Humans are rapidly losing traits necessary for real world survival. This fool would have a hard time making it outside a big city.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 6:56:10 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: ConservativeStatement

In many of the films I see today, woman are equal to men when they engage in martial arts. If it happens in the movies, it must be true...


4 posted on 03/03/2013 6:58:48 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Has this guy never watched the Disney channel?


5 posted on 03/03/2013 6:59:47 AM PST by DManA
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Thank you. I have noticed so many acts on this channel including girls hitting boys and even in one scene dragging a boy. I also recall years ago when a little girl yanked the pants off a boy and the scene was followed with a laugh track. Imagine if a boy stripped a girl.
6 posted on 03/03/2013 7:04:17 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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Growing up my boys always had access to the Disney channel. They never watched it. Nothing there for boys.


7 posted on 03/03/2013 7:10:40 AM PST by DManA
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To: ConservativeStatement
If you look up "metrosexual" in the dictionary you find Colon Spoke's picture there.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 7:18:15 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

this fool would have a hard time surviving in any reality.

NYC effete


9 posted on 03/03/2013 7:21:28 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He probably felt ashamed and emasculated by one of the few programs that shows a male character exhibiting masculinity and bravery.

This guy couldn’t defend the fuzzy end of a q tip.


10 posted on 03/03/2013 7:26:41 AM PST by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: longtermmemmory

Big cities exist in an artificial alternate reality, it’s the reason Thomas Jefferson was so concerned about urban political influence.


11 posted on 03/03/2013 7:32:08 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Re the martial arts thing, I hear what you’re saying. It’s just another example of Hollywood unreality.

If you watch practice in a dojo, you can see young women throwing beautiful kicks executed with perfect form and significant force into the exact center of the kick pad being held by male instructors.

The women bounce off, the instructors pretty much don’t move. That doesn’t mean that a woman can’t beat a man if she takes him totally by surprise, doesn’t miss her exact target and follows up with more strikes before he has time to recover and land a blow. Also, if she can land a debilitating blow, she can finish him or get away.

It’s still a very good idea for a woman to train because she CAN take an attacker by surprise and win or get away, but in a real situation full-contact fight between trained opponents the guy will almost always come out on top.


12 posted on 03/03/2013 8:26:15 AM PST by Sal (Pres and State watched our people get raped and murdered in REAL TIME and did nothing!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I try to stick to the technical TED talks. The rest are mostly just a bunch of silly wild eyed liberal rants.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 8:32:42 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: DManA

don’t know if still true, they had a deviant in charge of the xd chnnel and his task was to make it boy friendly...

Dosney bought marvel because the know they have a problem then.


14 posted on 03/03/2013 8:33:40 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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"Now that I work in the non-profit world (which is staffed by about 80 percent female talent), and I have this other job called a family alongside a heroic and powerful wife, I can say that the myths I grew up on do not resonate with the journeys I’m now taking.."

Translation:

"I live and work in Brookline Massachusetts which is one of the most liberal cities in the country, full of leftists, feminists, and lesbians. I am trying to get some attention, respect, and maybe even a little, uh "action" from the women around me. So I spout this nonsense. I hope the "heroic and powerful wife" line gets me an extra large slice of coffee cake tomorrow, usually I only get some locally grown organic whole grain oatmeal with non-fat milk."

15 posted on 03/03/2013 9:18:45 AM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: ConservativeStatement

Apparently his “kids’ movie” choices were selective, ignoring all those where the male character is a bumbling idiot who the female lead is determined to rescue from himself.


16 posted on 03/03/2013 10:21:52 AM PST by Wuli
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