Comments on: Why Imperator Furiosa, not Mad Max, is the hero for our age http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Will4445 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1111601 Mon, 19 Oct 2015 02:39:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1111601 “Women action heroes are starting to supplant males in the 21st century. In the 20th, the action heroes were invariably men with bulging biceps.”

Ellen Ripley, Buffy summers, Sydney Bristow. The field is not so barren as you make out. There were in fact a number of female action heroes before.

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By: Tigerbos http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1095383 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:32:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1095383 Look at all the threatened males in the earlier comments here…as if MEN are the only people deemed to do imaginary superhero stuff…Yeah, men who have been placed as heroes doing things that ordinary men cannot do. THAT somehow is believable but women doing the same thing isn’t? It was obvious from the beginning of this film that Imperator Furiosa is the true hero of this film and not Mad Max. You boys just need to get over that and circle jerk somewhere else.

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By: YorMom http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1052606 Mon, 01 Jun 2015 18:25:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1052606 Wow, why all the man bashing? This Mad Max film was awesome, and Furiosa is definitely one of my favorite heroes of all time, but this didn’t hurt my “manliness”.
I don’t feel offended or belittled in any way. As a man, I certainly get the short end of the stick out in the real world. I don’t get any special treatment because I’m a white male. When I succeed, I succeed by my own merits, and I don’t expect anything else.
Woman and minorities can and should do just the same, that’s what equality means.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1048989 Wed, 27 May 2015 17:47:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1048989 Movies by their definition are not reality and those that think the portrayal of their gender in movies or other media is meaningful with respect to their own individual ability or outlook are confused about reality. At best media in general and movies specifically are pure fantasy and at worst are a piece in the great brainwash effort of the media. There are also, within the movie, physical impossibilities which are not consistent with the laws of physics. There are also rationality flaws. One may just as well spend their lives worshipping sports “heroes” or some other meaningless and intentionally distracting fantasy presented to us as entertainment but grasped upon by social justice warriors as having deeper and more sinister meanings. One must be naïve and childish to believe that there is anything more than escapism, pandering and a money grab involved in the entertainment industries. If I were trying to make some group weak and make them think false and destructive things for themselves and society in general I would make them think that there is some great injustice taking place, like they are not being portrayed correctly in movies.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1048988 Wed, 27 May 2015 17:46:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1048988 Movies by their definition are not reality and those that think the portrayal of their gender in movies or other media is meaningful with respect to their own individual ability or outlook are confused about reality. At best media in general and movies specifically are pure fantasy and at worst are a piece in the great brainwash effort of the media. There are also, within the movie, physical impossibilities which are not consistent with the laws of physics. There are also rationality flaws. One may just as well spend their lives worshipping sports “heroes” or some other meaningless and intentionally distracting fantasy presented to us as entertainment but grasped upon by social justice warriors as having deeper and more sinister meanings. One must be naïve and childish to believe that there is anything more than escapism, pandering and a money grab involved in the entertainment industries. If I were trying to make some group weak and make them think false and destructive things for themselves and society in general I would make them think that there is some great injustice taking place, like they are not being portrayed correctly in movies.

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By: venky11 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1048012 Mon, 25 May 2015 11:54:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1048012 Can’t understand the UK and US media obsession with glorifying females at the cost of males.
Don’t get me wrong, we want gender equality; but we can’t ignore gender differences. For examples, statistically, men are bigger and stronger that women; so, ‘on an average’ we expect more males to be better at physical combat that females.
But since statistical knowledge of media people is poor, these statements are often misrepresented as ‘sexist’.
Nothing wrong with female action heroes, just that mostly you’d expect men to do a better job at this, so why not just show more men and fewer women in action roles. Also, the article talks about fewer loss of female jobs, which is fine, but don’t ignore the total statistics, men still dominate the job market.

We need a media that educates people to give equal opportunity to people of the same calibure, we don’t need one that cozies up to women all the time.
Wake up Reuters.

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By: KarlisKisis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1047566 Sun, 24 May 2015 13:00:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1047566 I do not buy into “women are taking over the world” fear. I admit, I much rather like watching women in tight latex/leather than men. All there is.

Still waiting for Jane Bond movies!!

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By: adamrussell http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1047556 Sun, 24 May 2015 12:31:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1047556 Spoiler alert:
Just like a woman, she was going the wrong way. Max had to go after her and turn her around. Max saved her bacon or she would have starved in the desert. She led her band of refugees, but Max led her. I dont know where people are getting the idea that Max was just a bit player. Maybe they didnt see the movie.

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By: BioStudies http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1047372 Sun, 24 May 2015 06:17:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1047372 Ethics has absolutely nothing to do with survival. All These movies are are propaganda.

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By: SagaGemini http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/05/22/why-imperator-furiosa-not-mad-max-is-the-hero-for-our-age/#comment-1047370 Sun, 24 May 2015 04:11:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=40635#comment-1047370 They’re both heroes, Lynn. Feminism used to be about equality…

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