She's about to bludgeon traditional masculinity. (screenshot via YouTube)
Have you ever been to an open mic and seen an inexperienced male comic completely bomb? They start angrily flailing and typically wind up retreating to some misogynistic or homophobic trope in an effort to
alienate the few people left who might think they're funny win back the crowd. Witnessing the rise of Men's Rights Activists is like watching thousands of shitty male comics bomb all at once. They feel their relevance slipping away so they start pumping themselves up by putting other people down.
The latest target of impotent MRA rage is Mad Max: Fury Road. A website dedicated to combatting the insidious scourge of feminism has taken a page out of their enemy's book and reminded its readers that the personal is political:
Not only REFUSE to see the movie, but spread the word to as many men as possible. Not all of them have the keen eye we do here at ROK. And most will be taken in by fire tornadoes and explosions. Because if they sheepishly attend and Fury Road is a blockbuster, then you, me, and all the other men (and real women) in the world will never be able to see a real action movie ever again that doesn't contain some damn political lecture or moray about feminism, SJW-ing, and socialism.
Men are strong, natural leaders who are easily flummoxed by explosions and fire! (Also, "moray," lol.)
What could have made these self-described alpha males so pouty over a movie they haven't even seen? It's because Charlize Theron talks a lot in the trailer and gives orders to Mad Max. Also, reviews are saying she's the real star:
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.
Stop trying to turn Mad Max into some henpecked beta male!
But it's not just that, it's the BETRAYAL of the whole thing. They want a badass
father figure action hero to root for, not some icky girl:
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.
THAT'S LITERALLY EVERY FUCKING ACTION MOVIE! Jesus Christ, go watch Under Siege 2: Dark Territory again if you're so hard up for an "action guy flick."
In conclusion, please enjoy this music video for "We Don't Need Another Hero" from the totally masculine action film Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome as performed by its star, feminist icon Tina Turner.