Thursday, September 24, 2009

Latest Example of Passive Sexism in Entertainment News Reporting

The male-dominated entertainment websites have been all up in arms over the last day or so claiming the news of a Barbie feature film is the worst idea ever. Ain't it Cool News even went so far as to call it "The Next Stop on Our Descent Into Hell." And yet, these same websites (AICN being only one of many) go into a masturbatory ferver over the slightest word on such properties as Transformers and G.I. Joe, which are really just as fundamentally vapid and pointless as a Barbie movie.

It's the same thing that happened last year when Sex and the City, Mama Mia, and Twilight came out, and dudes everywhere scoffed and made fun of the girls who stood in line and were totally amped for them before proceeding to the ticket counter and saying, "Ah, yes, um, one please for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The midnight showing please? Yes, thank you very much."

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