Let’s go back and look at the world circa 1950. Then let’s look at circa 1980. Do you think we will find a time where nobody was being oppressed?
The world is undoubtedly the most opportunistic it has ever been, yet Liberals will find a reason to complain. As my grandmother used to say, “Liberals can have a ham under each arm, and they be begging for bread.”
OK she didn’t say Liberals, but she was talking about people who constantly complain, so I added “Liberals.” You get the point.
I read that James Bond is a misogynist. When I watched my first Bond film, I just thought the guy was cool. Sure the scenes were hokey, but so was 70’s movies and television.
As for the Bond girls, they were always hot. And despite being easy for Bond to bed, they were easy for “ordinary” guys. That’s what made Bond cool. But as with all history that glamorizes men or anything consider non-PC, Bond is being redefined.
I learned from The Verge:
Daniel Craig has already said he’d rather “slash his wrists” than do another James Bond movie, but before he bows out of the role, he’s setting a few things straight. When prompted to talk about Bond’s “way with the ladies” during an interview with The Red Bulletin, Craig replies: “Let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist,” adding that: “A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.”
If we get rid of all the misogynists, who will women have to kick around? Don’t we need a measuring stick?
I wonder when the Leftists will go back and punish the women who allowed this alleged misogyny to occur in the first place? I’ll get back to you on that. As for James Bond, here’s what The Verge had to say:
It’s not a new observation, of course. Despite his popularity in the box office, Bond has always been a thoroughly atrocious human being, with the franchise as a whole steeped in sexism and racism. And while some may laugh off “old-fashioned” scenes from early movies (i.e. Bond’s surprise at meeting a female doctor in 1979’s Moonraker), the recent movies have a mixed record too. There have been some female characters who are Bond’s equals, but also plenty of women whose only role is look pretty and die. In Skyfall, there was also one scene in which 007 rescues an implied victim of sexual abuse and then proceeds to creep up on her when she’s naked in the shower. It’s psychotic.
Racism? Bond battled criminals of every race, and I don’t think Bond would turn down a good piece of…well, you know…for any reason. All that was required for 007 to bed you was that you be beautiful and unavailable to anybody except the second baddest dude on the planet!
Why the softer version of Bond, played by Craig? We learn in the interview from Craig:
So, when Craig is asked if the character is more “chivalrous” in recent movies it’s with good reason that he replies: “That’s because we’ve surrounded him with very strong women who have no problem putting him in his place.”
Ah, there it is. The world’s coolest man has been put in his place.