Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Men have got it tough. Seriously. There are so many movies making us look terrible. We look like bad guys. Like we’re stupid. Every single movie you can think of has a man in it who is evil or dumb. This is a problem that has to stop! There’s not a single movie out there with a man who is smart. Or a hero. Or depicting someone with morals. We’re always Darth Vader and Kevin James rolled into one and it’s not fair.
The biggest problem is this new Frozen movie. You know Frozen, that movie that came out in 2013 which Fox News says is new. Forget that part of the reason it was such a hit was the depiction of women as strong and independent. The real problem is the men of Frozen are stupid! What kind of message is that? This has to stop! Watch a hilariously off-base Fox News Frozen video below, in which the hosts seem to actually believe stuff like the sarcasm above.
Here’s the video from Fox News talking about the “problems” in Frozen.
Remember when you were a kid and you would joke about “opposite day”? Apparently that happened in this video. Here’s a quote from Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America:
It’s not just Disney, but Hollywood in general has often sent the message that men are superfluous, that they’re stupid, that they’re in the way, and if they contribute anything to a family it’s a paycheck. And that is not true, and it’s not good social science
If we lived in a world where Frozen was the only movie that had ever been released, the CEO of Concerned Women for America might have a point. But we don’t live in that world. We literally live in the opposite world that’s being described in that above video. Disney itself releases about 15 movies a year where a man is the hero.
But let’s forget about that. Let’s once again pretend that Frozen is the only movie that has ever been released. Doesn’t Kristoff race back to save Anna? Doesn’t Olaf almost commit suicide to save her? And isn’t Hans, for about 80% of the movie, almost the ideal man?
The question for us as moms, is when we bring our daughter to see ‘Frozen,’ or whatever the movie is, we often have our little boy sitting there, and is this message helpful? We want them to know that they’re essential. We want to raise heroes. We want to raise real men. We want to encourage masculinity and not villainize masculinity.
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