WTF: Vox calls ‘Gone Girl’ the ‘most feminist mainstream movie in years’

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[Spoiler Alert]

Leave it to Vox to consistently find new ways to out-Vox itself. Here’s the latest:

Gone Girl is the most feminist mainstream movie in years http://t.co/ZHUSRB3rRc

– Vox (@voxdotcom) October 6, 2014

What?

Oh look, it’s by a dude @tnwhiskeywoman

– Witch of West Africa (@graceishuman) October 6, 2014

“And in destroying her husband’s life, she’s symbolically taking back power for women everywhere.” Whut. @tnwhiskeywoman

– Witch of West Africa (@graceishuman) October 6, 2014

In case you don’t know the plot of “Gone Girl,” here’s a quick summary of the film which is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn [spoiler alert, again]:

Wife Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) tries to frame her husband Nick (Ben Affleck) for murder because he’s cheating on her. When her plan goes awry, she then fakes a rape and murders a former boyfriend (Doogie Howser) to keep herself from getting in trouble. Amy then uses sperm Nick donated at a fertility clinic to become pregnant, thus trapping Nick in a loveless marriage. The end.

This is the “most feminist mainstream movie in years?” For real?

Yes. And here’s Todd VanDerWerff of Vox ‘splaining why:

But open up Gone Girl and dig around in its guts, and you find something surprising. This is perhaps the most feminist mainstream movie in years, a forthright depiction of the ways that society controls women and forces them into certain roles, then lets men basically do whatever they want. Amy Dunne might be a monster, but she’s no sui generis psychopath. No, she’s Frankenstein’s monster, stitched together by a husband, parents, and a social order that demanded she be certain things, rather than who she really was.

And in destroying her husband’s life, she’s symbolically taking back power for women everywhere.

Who knew murder and faking rape are now symbols of “taking back power,” at least according to this one male-privileged writer at Vox.

This @tvoti piece, celebrating Gone Girl’s supposed feminist, is one of the most immoral articles I have ever read: http://t.co/n05etEabOF

– Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) October 6, 2014

But for everyone else, how “ridiculous” is this piece on the Vox-ometer list of other ridiculous articles? Here’s John Podhoretz, editor of “Commentary,” with the answer:

This is even more ridiculous than when @Vox thought there was a bridge between Gaza and Israel. http://t.co/y6ORBAGWAY

– John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 6, 2014

Yep. It’s that bad.

But John is a guy, what does he know. What about a noted feminist writer like Sarah Reese Jones? Does she see any feminism in “Gone Girl”? Nope:

I loved Gone Girl, but it’s not exemplary of “feminism” to be a sociopath who exacts revenge on lovers who scorn her.

– Sarah Reese Jones (@srjones66) October 6, 2014

Or maybe “Gone Girl” is both feminist and misogynist!

Vox: Gone Girl is a marvel of feminism.

http://t.co/KNtwC1QxBk

The Guardian: Gone Girl is a marvel of misogyny.

http://t.co/X9qY6Z7UXv

– neontaster (@neontaster) October 6, 2014

Something for everyone! Including a brief glimpse of Ben Affleck’s manly parts, if you’re paying attention:

Shocked and appalled to hear that other members of my gender didn’t spot Ben Affleck’s full frontal moment in Gone Girl. #AmericasHusband

– Ryan Case (@film114) October 6, 2014

Who wouldn’t pay attention closely enough to see his manly parts, especially after watching his “frothing bull” act on Bill Maher’s show on Friday? So sexy and feministy.

Related:

‘Thinks he’s General Patton now’: Vox’s Gaza bridge expert not too worried about ISIS

‘Why Vox readers need to panic’: Here was Vox’s Ebola prediction three weeks ago

That awkward moment when an MSNBC producer mocks Vox lie while MSNBC repeats lie [photos]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/06/wtf-this-is-feminism-vox-calls-gone-girl-the-most-feminist-mainstream-movie-in-years/

The post WTF: Vox calls ‘Gone Girl’ the ‘most feminist mainstream movie in years’ appeared first on Dating Qia.

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