Friday marks the release of Mad Max: Fury Road, the much anticipated dystopian blockbuster from visionary George Miller. Much to the relief of anyone who adores The Road Warrior, the general consensus among critics is that film is amazing. But some men's rights activists feel that Fury Road is actually feminist propaganda in the guise of an explosive action movie.
Aaron Clarey, a writer for men's rights activist blog Return of Kings, claims in a post that Miller & Co. are co-opting Mad Max to expose young impressionable men to the poisonous mentality of feminism.
The truth is I’m angry about the extents Hollywood and the director of Fury Road went to trick me and other men into seeing this movie. Everything VISUALLY looks amazing. It looks like that action guy flick we’ve desperately been waiting for where it is one man with principles, standing against many with none.
But let us be clear. This is the vehicle by which they are guaranteed to force a lecture on feminism down your throat. This is the Trojan Horse feminists and Hollywood leftists will use to (vainly) insist on the trope women are equal to men in all things, including physique, strength, and logic. And this is the subterfuge they will use to blur the lines between masculinity and femininity, further ruining women for men, and men for women.
Clarey implores his audience to boycott Fury Road altogether. But why stop there? We've compiled a list of films that men's rights activists should also avoid.
Due to oppressive double-standards, a hard-working man of modest means has to lie about his wealth to impress a woman.
A man is forced to dress as a woman to see his kids.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Should be "siblinghood."
The Shawshank Redemption
A man is wrongly accused of murdering his wife.
The misandrist movie turns men into "fools and villains."
A young male screenwriter is murdered after rebuffing the sexual advances of a washed-up actress.
Fidel Martinez is an editor at Fusion.net. He's also a Texas native and a lifelong El Tri fan.