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Attention-seeking, overly concerned with what women think and possessing of a tiny penis.

Attention-seeking, overly concerned with what women think and possessing of a tiny penis.

So-called “pick up artists” are a growth industry at the moment.

This is largely because the world is full of insecure people who feel that they need to trick othersĀ into liking them.

But I’ve recently realised what ‘pickup artist’ groups are actually about: they’re about reinforcing patriarchy, on men.

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In case you're one of those people who doesn't give a flying fuck about rape, here's one now.

By now we should all be aware that myths that surround rape are merely that: myths.

Sadly many cultures still have these myths. These include those areas where a raped woman is presumed to have brought it upon herself and is considered entirely to blame for what has happened. In these cultures it is sometimes demanded of the woman that she kill herself “in order to get her honour back”.

Which is kind of like driving your car off a cliff in order to fix a chip in the paint.

But these myths are obviously patriarchal bullshit, and thus they are of little interest to me.

What I want to talk about is something closer to home.

Because it seems to me that the idea that a woman who is raped is inevitably scarred for life is basically just patriarchy, disempowering women.

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Every frame of the movie is as pretty as this. Every. Frame. Yes, even the credits.

I really enjoyed the movieĀ Sucker Punch. The action scenes were visually stunning and beautifully crafted, the production quality and performances were exemplary all round and the message was heartfelt and uplifting.

Sadly, I’m almost alone in my enjoyment. Globally the movie has made about a $10m profit which is nothing when you consider the cost.

But what can you do? It’s all a matter of taste.

But what disturbed me was the number of critics who claimed that the movie was deeply sexist, nay, was actually a glorification of misogyny; sexual violence against women!

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