I didn't talk about the male perspective in Brave yesterday for a couple of reasons, most of which boil down to Simply Spoons, but which could be more adequately summed up as a lack of mental ability, a desire to inject some positivity into that particular post, a lack of space to cover everything as deeply as I'd like, and only having seen the movie once before posting. (As opposed to, say, The Little Mermaid, which I've seen about a billion times.)
And I do apologize for that. It's not that I don't care about male issues -- because I do, and I try to make a point of talking to them when I can because the patriarchy does hurt men too -- but it was just one of those "I can only advocate so much in a single post" things and I'd gone to the movie looking for how the female characters were treated, not the male ones. Once again, it would seem that no post is a Perfect Post.
But that's alright because Froborr has written a very wonderful post that tackles Sitcom Sexism in Brave and how using the patriarchy to hurt men in order to make a female-friendly movie is not good intersectionality, but just more misandry that ultimately props up the patriarchy even more firmly. And while I still like Problematic Art, I think the post is wonderful and makes some really great points that I wish Pixar (and others) would take on board. We're still waiting for a truly feminist-friendly movie that doesn't treat feminism like a zero-sum game where "better treatment for female characters" means we have to debase the male characters to make up for the loss in prejudice.
RECOMMENDS! What have you been reading / writing lately?