Feminism has always been about the demands of privileged and mostly white women, says B.R. Merrick, and all that has resulted in is dysfunctional brats who think they get whatever they want by complaining–while noting women of achievement who never whined.
There has always been a tendency to shame sexuality residing in human culture. Of course, according to every wave of modern feminism, women get the worst of it. Not so, says, B.R. Merrick, who gives us the money shot on the subject.
“Return of Kings” is a site devoted to the idea that manly men should be manly and do manly things. Sometimes they have interesting things to say. Sometimes, they’re just plain goofy. B.R. Merrick has a look at the soi-disant “Kings.”
B.R. Merrick looks at the subtle ways in which Hollywood has, for decades, bathed itself in cultural misandry, from what’s on the screen right down to the most obscure sound effects.
In a hilarious takedown of everyday pseudo-logic, B.R. Merrick says it takes an education in idiocy to believe men ever oppressed women and that, as a result, feminism has accomplished great things for women or men. We think he has a point.
Denzel Washington is an utterly brilliant actor. Director Robert Zemeckis choice of scripts on “Flight,” however, leaves much to be desired, says B.R. Merrick.
B.R. Merrick walks us across the bridge that spans the gulf between men and women, noticing the cracks and conflict stressed supports along the way. And he shows us weak portions, stressed by the weight of unrealistic expectation.
How often does the critic suffer the sometimes heartless and savage nature of critique? Not often enough, for sure. It is a wrong seldom corrected, which makes us love Merrick all the more.
The formula for Hollywood success is easy. Find really evil women, and tell their story in a way that makes them heroic. It sometimes works the reverse in politics.
Voting rights, or lack of them, are the quintessential piece of prima facie evidence of women’s oppression in the west. Feminists jingle them like a bloody set of chains. For B.R. Merrick, the sound has become empty and annoying.