dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Foob: Chick Lit for Dummies.

As I hinted at yesterday, I have a problem with the film genre known as the "chick flick"; that problem is that it's something of a reactionary fantasy created by people who have a lot of negative ideas about women. As someone once observed, the perpetrators like women the same way they like their coffee: shrill, submissive and stupid (and not black). This means that instead of being asked to identify with the sort of strong, intelligent capable women that scare the throwbacks who write the movies, we end up getting an endless array of vapid twits who need a man to keep them from starving to death owing to their own stupidity. The thing I've noticed is that For Better or For Worse has a lot in common with chick lit in that it purports to be the voice of all women everywhere but features a "heroine" who's a shrill harpy who, while talking about male oppression and how it's keeping her down, is a dimwitted fool who doesn't have what it takes to succeed in the real world and thus leeches off her long-suffering husband and who gets her nose out of joint because people ask her to care about needs other than her own. By presenting a canting, subnormal, irrational, entitled and hypocritical parasite as a heroine, Lynn has done all women everywhere a great disservice.
Tags: foob is chick lit, lynn: failed creator

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