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What Movies would you expect for a Men's Rights Film Festival?

 
 
Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 11:35 am
Let's dive into a hypothetical list of old and new male centric movies one would expect being showcased in a film festival promoted, managed, populated by the Men's Rights movement.

If you suggest Thelma and Louise, please excuse yourself from this thread and place yourself into a timeout in the corner for at least 35 minutes. No talking. No phone. No reading. No internet. No video games. No TV or media consumption. Thanks in advance.

If we get a decent list, I might make an IMDb (parody) poll suggestion based on our results.
 
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 12:02 pm
@tsarstepan,
Wonder Woman, obviously.

That is why it was snubbed from the Oscars. I would add Schindler's List.
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 12:15 pm
If you want a real discussion about men's rights, I would definitely show this one.




tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 12:17 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

I would definitely show this one.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYJ6jnFNoyo[/youtube]


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These young men were guilty, it was almost without question...

You're being a party pooper I suspect. Razz Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Confused And I thought they were exonerated of all charges.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 12:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
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You're being a party pooper I suspect. RazzRolling EyesRolling EyesConfused And I thought they were exonerated of all charges.


I don't know how you think I am a party pooper... unless the real purpose of the party is man bashing. If you want a discussion about men's rights, I figure a man who believes in men's rights is the best suited to participate.

The young men in this story spent more than a decade in prison.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 12:54 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

The young men in this story spent more than a decade in prison.

They were found guilty because of institutionalized racism not because they were considered white privileged men (which by all standards they were not).

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I don't know how you think I am a party pooper... unless the real purpose of the party is man bashing. If you want a discussion about men's rights, I figure a man who believes in men's rights is the best suited to participate.

You don't have a sense of humor (let alone a self-deprecatory/humble bone in your body). If you can't make fun or light of yourself? You're probably as militant as an ISIS general. You're never capable of compromise or seeing any legitimate concerns being addressed by your opposing peers.

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If you want a discussion about men's rights, I figure a man who believes in men's rights is the best suited to participate.

No. Not a serious discussion. And yes, you are allowed to participate (if you're not painfully earnest ... which isn't the raison d'etre of this thread... hence party pooper).
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 01:19 pm
@tsarstepan,
I wish I could think of something legit but you know - I really only go to documentaries, so I got nothing ... but the twitterverse apparently did

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/22/mens-rights-movies-trend-twitter-mra_n_4142941.html
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 01:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Quote:
You don't have a sense of humor (let alone a self-deprecatory/humble bone in your body). If you can't make fun or light of yourself? You're probably as militant as an ISIS general. You're never capable of compromise or seeing any legitimate concerns being addressed by your opposing peers.


I think I have been pretty gracious given the intended tone of this thread, and I have approached it with humor. I suspect you were attempting this thread to be mocking the idea of men's rights.

How would you respond to a similar thread about woman's rights, or civil rights?
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 01:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
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They were found guilty because of institutionalized racism not because they were considered white privileged men (which by all standards they were not).


No... the fear was Black men. Obviously their race had a part of it, but so did their gender. You did not see widespread fear or defamation of Black women during this time. The fact that they were men was a big part of the public outcry to see them punished. The danger of Black men to White women has long been a part of racialist rhetoric.

The connection between racism and feminism is more complicated that you are willing to admit.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 01:58 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

How would you respond to a similar thread about woman's rights, or civil rights?

Go ahead if you can handle it without being insanely mean spirited... which conservatives ... tend to be in the first place.

Good satire cuts both ways. Ever watch South Park?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:00 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

Quote:
They were found guilty because of institutionalized racism not because they were considered white privileged men (which by all standards they were not).


No... the fear was Black men. Obviously their race had a part of it, but so did their gender. You did not see widespread fear or defamation of Black women during this time. The fact that they were men was a big part of the public outcry to see them punished. The danger of Black men to White women has long been a part of racialist rhetoric.

The connection between racism and feminism is more complicated that you are willing to admit.




Too long/boring... didn't read.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
That's funny.

South Park would definitely be a part of any Men's Rights Film Festival. Good one.

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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:12 pm
@tsarstepan,
I am assuming that you meant this thread to be "insanely mean spirited".

Maybe I misunderstood your reason for creating this thread. What did you intend?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:17 pm
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:

Tell me that you didn't intend this thread to be "insanely mean spirited".

Maybe I misunderstood your reason for creating this thread. What did you intend?


Not meant to be mean spirited. If I did, I would have started with some extreme examples... which I can't think of right now... because of my intentions weren't in that direction in the first place.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
That's good of you.

The Ken Burns documentary "Central Park 5" is a serious answer. It would make a great film for a Men's Rights Film festival. As would South Park (which parodies both sides... something that I love).

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:30 pm
It's hard to think of any entertainment films that do that.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:40 pm
@maxdancona,
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...Black men. You didn't see not see widespread fear or defamation of Black women during this time


Were you or are you now in some alternate universe? Look into the arrest records of black women in comparison to white. While you're at it check into the arrests of other ethnic minorities comnopared to white folks.

...and let's not forget Trump's full page blather in the newspapers. He called for revival of the death penalty to have these teens disposed of.

Now, could we get back to the theme of this thread?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 02:43 pm
@tsarstepan,
The Man Who Would Be King would (I believe fit into the category).
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 04:36 pm
@Sturgis,
Hmmm Sturgis,

My point is about the fear, hate and defamation of Black men in the press. Are you really going to argue that this was experienced at the same by any other demographic group (except Middle Eastern men)? (I won't engage in statistical games with you by asking you to compare the incarceration rates of Black women to that of White men).

White women are the focus of the progressive movement. They get all the press. They have the voices. This is true even though White women are one of the most privileged groups in the United States.

Men of color face the most challenges. I know, I raised two of them. White dominated progressives pretty much ignore them (with lip service).
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 24 Jan, 2018 05:45 pm
The King and I
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