Monday, January 4, 2016

Men’s rights activists declare "victory" over Star Wars



AV Club reports:

Amid the box office records and critical praise heaped on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a few hyper-sensitive souls may have noticed a very small disturbance in the Force, as if dozens of voices cried out in terror, and were suddenly ignored. You see, while director J.J. Abrams has been praised for imagining a galaxy where the Force flows through all living things, not everyone sees it that way.

In advance of the film’s release, the same “men’s rights activists” who took to the internet to complain about Mad Max: Fury Road took to the internet to complain that a series that gave women not named Leia only 63 seconds of dialogue across its first three movies was over-representing women. Horrified by the thought of a girl touching a lightsaber, MRAs attempted to organize a boycott of The Force Awakens, claiming that a film that acknowledges that women and people of color exist and can act in movies amounts to “SJW Propaganda.”

And now, the results of that boycott are in, and the MRAs have declared victory. Return Of Kings, “a blog for heterosexual, masculine men” upset that their movie about space wizards has a girl in it, is estimating that The Force Awakens “lost $4.2 million because of our reporting.” (Forbes disagrees with this assertion, not that it matters to the Return Of Kings faithful.) They arrived at this number by extrapolating the results of a 565-person informal poll by their site’s roughly estimated monthly users, multiplied by average ticket price. It’s unimpeachably sound science, just like the sound TIE fighters make in space.

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8 comments:

  1. Wow this world has some silly people in it.

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  2. Which organization was responsible? I have a really hard time believing this article isn't complete bunk.

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    1. It is, I've noticed this has been a new tactic employed by liberals.

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    2. It is utter nonsense. A couple of idiots on Twitter trying to stir things up and sites like this bite on it so hard.

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    3. I'm confused by your question. The organization responsible for the assertion and poll is named right in the article. Richie, which tactic are you referring to, exactly? Here's a link to the blog post from Return of the Kings if helpful. The blog itself is idiotic, of course, but the article posted here isn't "bunk" per se, in that it happened and some outlets are reporting on it. http://www.returnofkings.com/76356/star-wars-lost-4-2-million-because-of-our-reporting-that-identified-it-as-sjw-propaganda?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=sumome_share

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    4. A new tactic by liberals? Eh, naw, laughing at idiots and bigots is ancient! And you don't have to be liberal to want equality you fanny!

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  3. Everyone who said they weren't going to see it went anyway. What a bunch of whiny pu$$ies.

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