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If society makes males believe they are owed the female as a reward for being the hero/victor, aren't females partly to blame?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (22111 points ) July 5th, 2014

In a certain article, it alluded that the media, society, etc. by the examples it presents, that when the male prevails in the task, catching the winning touchdown, getting the gold medal, snagging the coveted promotion, etc. he is awarded the hot, sexy and cute apple of his eye, the cheerleader every guy wants, the bosses hot daughter, etc. The article said:

(excerpt) We were told this by every movie, TV show, novel, comic book, video game and song we encountered. When the Karate Kid wins the tournament, his prize is a trophy and Elisabeth Shue. Neo saves the world and is awarded Trinity. Marty McFly gets his dream girl, John McClane gets his ex-wife back, Keanu “Speed” Reeves gets Sandra Bullock, Shia LaBeouf gets Megan Fox in Transformers, Iron Man gets Pepper Potts, the hero in Avatar gets the hottest Na’vi, Shrek gets Fiona, Bill Murray gets Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters, Frodo gets Sam, WALL-E gets EVE… and so on.

By purchasing tickets to movies that promote this, and actresses willing to play parts in movies like this are females complicit, enabling, or co-conspiring with an industry supposedly demeaning women? Would as many young ladies have watched Titanic over and over if not for the love story? Is the reason why Hollywood keeps tossing in attractive women into the storyline because if they didn’t, it may be a great movie like A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but because there is no chance for romance it will get passed over? Would Hollywood spend so much time cultivating that ideal if it were not equally appealing to females as to males; (if indeed they are)?

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canidmajor's avatar

So you figure that by taking part in life, women are complicit in the age-old culture of the patriarchy? Once again, a fancy-schmancy, finger-pointy jumble of words is offered up that is nothing more than victim blaming.

No.

syz's avatar

No.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@canidmajor So you figure that by taking part in life, women are complicit in the age-old culture of the patriarchy?
No. you missed it, it has nothing to do with ”living life”, it is about women actively participating in practices that many women say are disadvantageous to females as a whole. There is nothing ”old-aged” about it seeing these are modern women participating in it; certainly nothing to do with patriarchy, no need to even introduce that decoy in the conversation.

Once again, a fancy-schmancy, finger-pointy jumble of words is offered up that is nothing more than victim blaming.
Once again, another decoy introduced. This has nothing to do with victim blaming as there are no victims.

Are you suggesting that those ideals are all forced on women and they feel they have no voice in saying change your tune or we will not listen, buy it, or watch it? All the movies and such that allude to such an idea women do not watch, and Hollywood only does it for men, who are the only ones purchasing movie tickets?

talljasperman's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Do you have an example of where the woman wins the man… the closest I can find is Disney’s Brave… where the heroine saves the day.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@talljasperman Do you have an example of where the woman wins the man…]
No…..I have not found any, or can bring any to mind.

mazingerz88's avatar

I see the OP has a point but it feels a bit of a stretch. In the movie samples, the women may look like “trophies” because the hero always gets them in the end but it goes both ways. The women get a trophy hero as well.

And one might say without them, the hero would not have succeeded. So, quid pro quo, romance, the natural state of things etc….seems nothing is owed by and owed to….

Paradox25's avatar

Yes, to a degree.

rojo's avatar

~~Females are 100% to blame. ~~

After all, they control 50% of the money and 100% of the pussy. The world goes the way they want it to go.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@rojo After all, they control 50% of the money and 100% of the pussy. The world goes the way they want it to go.
Psst! Shut up about that, it is the best kept secret.~~ Large container ships are directed by small rudders in comparison to its size, if women knew the whole man could be controlled by the dumb stick, a very small member in connection to the whole man, we might be enslaved as those men by Amazonian women. A woman wants a new car and he won’t budge, all she has to do for a week is wake him with a hellacious blow job but give him nothing else and send him back to sleep horny, after about a week of him getting his motor running and no way to empty the tank, he will be begging for her and she will own him; he will deny her nothing…..

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