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    Unhappy Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    I saw this commercial tonight and right off the bat I noticed violence against men (Cameron Diaz twice punches a man who she accuses of cheating). As the fast-paced commercial progresses, it seems like Cameron Diaz is not in jail for her actions. But upon closer look, there seems to be a case of mistaken identity and Jack Black falls in love with a different woman than Cameron Diaz, who I think he was supposed to meet up with. We subsequently see Cameron Diaz tripping and falling in the snow (I guess she's now made a fool of). The commercial ends with Jack Black and his new love sitting and smiling at each other, with no mention of Cameron Diaz. The movie is called "The Holiday." I have no idea if I've described the plot correctly. I'm trying to figure out if the movie paints Diaz as some sort of "villain bitch," or just another cute and adorable cast member.

    The assault in the beginning is made to look justified (and harmless) because the man apparently cheated, and he seems unbothered about being hit by a girl. But if you pause at the moment(s) of impact, it becomes easier to reflect on the violent aspect of this part of the commercial. Then you can start doing a role reversal -- what if it was a woman who cheated, and a man was twice punching her in the face as a form of retribution? Would this be funny? I would expect male violence to be condemned, while the sexually liberated adulteress/victim would be lauded and praised for bravely grasping at her sexual freedom.

    Think of the double standard. If the roles were reversed and a man had punched a woman, would this action set up the batterer for a commercial depicting him light-heartedly as a hapless antagonist that "receives his due" by slipping on some ice? Or, would his violence be treated seriously, and the movie roundly condemned as misogynist, corrosive, and intensely offensive?

    You be the judge.

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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    I suppose that to answer your questions one has to see the movie. Personally I tend to avoid most American movies and TV series because in virtually all of them I see women physically beating men.

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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    If the roles were reversed and a man had punched a woman, would this action set up the batterer for a commercial depicting him light-heartedly as a hapless antagonist that "receives his due" by slipping on some ice?
    Of course not. There is a myriad of sitcoms depicting the same situation you're describing above - always a woman hitting a man, never the other way around.
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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    We should treat the cinema the way more and more young men do -with contempt.
    Likewise the feminist dominated media. We can do so much else. We will be doing creative things here - writing and reading - thats a start We can also write parodies We should start some satire of feminism including the cinema and the msm!

    Remember the caption comps? They were great fun and the talent at this site is in abundance!
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    Reason tablets three taken daily. If the sufferer displays shaming tactics double the dose. Remarkably the illness disappears in disaster zones.

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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

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    We should treat the cinema the way more and more young men do -with contempt.
    Likewise the feminist dominated media.We can do so much else.We will be doing creative things here writing reading thats a start We can also write parodies We should start some satire of feminism including the cinema and the msm!

    Rember the caption comps? They were great fun and the talent at this site is in abundance!
    I increasingly hate most stuff on TV except wildlife documentaries or war documentaries, as they are one of the few things on TV that both interest me and don't piss me off.
    Recently, watching the TV inevitably just makes angry. Any time a talk show is on, they invariably blame men for whatever the problem is or constantly make jokes at men's expense.
    It's so annoying....
    And what's worse, of the people on TV, most are either feminists, feminist sympathisers or manginas.


    Speaking of parodies, how about a parody of the agony aunt things you see in newspapers like 'The Sun', them photo casebook things; with some idiotic-looking man or woman standing (usually in their underwear?) with one hand one their hip and one scratching their head looking confused.
    -If someone could scan one of those things in to their computer, then photoshop the image to remove the words so its just empty speech/thought bubbles, then post it on here, we could have a competition to see who can come up with the wittiest version.

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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    Ditto MT!
    I was watching a comedy with Ed Byrne last night and a woman in the audience brought up equality. He gave a funny answer. He threw in that men invented most things and I noticed a real undercurrent of anger. More and more men are awake and sick to death of the pc dominated media.

    Misandrist ITV, when reporting Borat and his film: The feminist journo could barely conceal her rage at Borats "misogyny"
    I found it hilarious as he told her her that a female journalist was like a monkey in a plane LOL!

    Cracks are appearing in the edifice of PC media. We must bring in the panzers of comedy- and finish it off. Borat knows the PC media is a vein of solid gold for comedians who dare take it on!!!

    Agony Aunts are well ripe for parody MT.
    Check with Karl - it sounds like a real good 'un to me!!!!!
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    Reason tablets three taken daily. If the sufferer displays shaming tactics double the dose. Remarkably the illness disappears in disaster zones.

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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    I've only just caught this thread...

    Anyway, in response to MT's idea, it's not quite the same - but I did pull these pages together a while back... see what you think.

    Ask aMEEE

    Political Equality

    The Draft

    Beneficial to Men

    Title IX: Sexist?

    Examples of Inequality

    Fatherless Feminism

    Shared Parenting

    Feminist Definition of Man

    Emasculated Mother

    I was going to continue the series, but began focusing on the forum instead.
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    Re: Movie commercial: "The Holiday" -- Misandric or not?

    Once you become aware of, and "sensitive" to rampant social and mass media misandry, it does get to be a bit tedious having to notice it all ...

    Because, once you've taught yourself to read the signs and meanings, it is pervasive.

    Men are hated in this culture.

    Reviled, dismissed, slaughtered, invisible... and all that invisibly.

    I personally am going through a deliberate "avoid all personal interactions with women" phase at the moment.

    That moment may last another ten years, because getting all women out of my house has increased my level of tranquility by about 2000%.

    After four decades of inhabiting the domestic Matriarchy, it is blessed peace to come home to a domicile without the "feminine touch..."

    No drama, no brain damage, no empty wallet.

    I highly recommend that every man try it!


 

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