movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Sun Apr 04 2010, 07:07pm | 4 comments
…lady filmmakers need to shut up and count their blessings; and won’t someone think of the boys?
Yup, it’s The Week in Women, my regular column over at the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. Enjoy.
Has anyone ever worried about whether girls were being well served by children’s entertainment? Girls have been pandered to, sure — as with the whole Disney princess phenomenon. But worried about girls? Never.
Not to interrupt a good rant, but…
BBC NEWS | Health | Sexualisation ‘harms’ young girls
Fast-Shrinking Teen Queens Influence Young Girls – ABC News
Media’s Effect On Girls: Body Image And Gender Identity | MediaWise.org
Yes, you’re right: people have worried that girls were being corrupted by tween entertainment. I worded my thoughts badly. But has anyone worried previously whether boy-skewed entertainment was bad for girls? That’s what I meant. And I don’t think it has happened.
has anyone worried previously whether boy-skewed entertainment was bad for girls? That’s what I meant. And I don’t think it has happened.
With that I completely agree. That’s part of the fucked up sexual dynamic. Girls are corruptible only in the sense that their virginity must be preserved, at all costs, while still keeping them attractive enough to have that virginity offered up at a later date. Boys, on the other hand, are in danger of being made into fags, and so must not only be protected from anything sissifying, but must also be given ample time to beat the shit out of things in a healthy, consequence-free way.
Pardon me while I go throw up.
So even as TV and movies make us worry more and more about our appearance, all that sitting around watching TV and movies makes us fatter and fatter, so we end up less and less happy.
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