in which a teen movie from the 80s describes sexual misogyny in three sentences at the eighth grade reading level.
There are more charts if you click through.
I’m so glad this info graphic is going around, because so many people don’t realize how ageism and misogyny play hand in hand and how the sexualization of young girls play into this.
Santoine: This is an important graph I felt you all should see and understand
I was *just* thinking about this.
Steubenville football players drug, kidnap, and gang rape unconscious girl, call themselves “Rape Crew”, tweet about it, take pictures of it, and video tape it. They are essentially sentenced to 1-2 years. The media bends over backwards to portray them sympathetically.
Marissa Alexander fires a warning gunshot to defend herself against abusive husband. No one is hurt. She is sentenced to 20 years.
“Misogyny doesn’t exist anymore”
Well! For me, this thriller was not so thrilling. There are some problems with Dragon Tattoo, and let’s talk about the main one: There are a lot of dead ladies in this book. Literally: hundreds.
Do these examples of misogyny represent anything new?
The film Polytechnique has won nine Genie awards, including Best Picture. It prompted me to watch the film, which I’ve avoided doing.
It’s short, not quite a full-length movie, but I had to to pause it and walk away three times. But, it’s well done, and deserved to win the awards. I appreciated that the audience was never told the killer’s name, and that it was filmed in black and white.
A write up about the film is on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polytechnique_%28film%29
The trailer is on youtube, but I don’t recommend it, because the user comments are infuriating and heart breaking (apparently, women deserve to be massacred).
The film itself is easy to find online with a quick search, if you’re so inclined.