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    I’ve Been Ms.Underestimated

    By kyle | May 15, 2010

    A lifelong dream is fulfilled: I’ve been attacked as sexist by Ms. Magazine! I’m honored, girls.

    The reason for the brouhaha: I kinda like that “Iron Man 2” doesn’t pretend that Gwyneth Paltrow would make a credible action hero. (Though it does give Scarlett Johansson that role.)

    Topics: Movies, Politics | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “I’ve Been Ms.Underestimated”

    1. Patrick Wahl Says:
      May 15th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

      I think congratulations are in order for offending one of the politically correct drones that are always looking for a reason to be offended.

    2. K Says:
      May 15th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      Being attacked as “sexist” by that group of misandrists is like being attacked as “racist” by a kyklos of Klanswomen.

    3. Joseph Kastner Says:
      May 16th, 2010 at 5:09 am

      I swear, there isn’t a movie they’d like where a man isn’t castrated.

    4. witwoud Says:
      May 16th, 2010 at 9:12 am

      Attacking a film for its sexist portrayal of women is fair game, but these people seem to have a problem with the very concept of masculinity. One can only try and imagine what ghastly androgynous superhero would meet their approval.

    5. JohnFNWayne Says:
      May 16th, 2010 at 10:11 am

      Laughable. It’s no wonder we’ve had to endure 10 years of the metrosexual.

      I guess if every woman isn’t a carpet-munching, butt-kicking protagonist than the flick is misogynist. I guess the entire scene of director Jon Favreau having his butt kicked by the new female assistant missed her eye. Having females with, I guess, different personalities is lost on her crowd.

      I hate drawing conclusions from one article, it’s usually unfair to the writer, but one wonders if Ms. Wilson (I’m sure she prefers Ms.) could watch any movie with any man acting like a ‘man’ without breaking out into a rage. She can’t even get past the title before breaking into a gender-studies speech.

      Here’s hoping there is a strong man around to save her 13-year-old boy from what is surely to be a long-trip through pubescent emasculation.

    6. Brandon Says:
      May 17th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

      If it’s of any concillation Kyle I don’t think your sexist. Racist, homophobic, and perhaps anti Semitic certainly but sexist never.

      I kid of course.