Vital Issues That Occupy Modern Feminism

The Mary Sue picked up that Wonder Woman has partnered with a weight loss brand titled, rather painfully, thinkThin.

Really, it’s hard to think of any brand that embodies the spirit Wonder Woman less (sic) than thinkThin. A martial arts gym where ladies can learn to kick ass and empower themselves? That’d be great. But a line of protein snacks that women are supposed to consume under the societal delusion that self-worth is tied to body mass? That’s just a little bit messed up.

Don’t worry your pretty little head about it, love…

Especially considering the fact so much of the conversation about Wonder Woman has depressingly focused on her body, dating back even to 2013 when Gal Gadot was first cast, and was immediately hit with an onslaught of accusations that she was “too skinny” for the role, mostly by people who wouldn’t last a minute against her in a fight.

Not another idiot who thinks the movies are reality?

4 comments for “Vital Issues That Occupy Modern Feminism

  1. May 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    It’s another world, the world of the feminazized woman – would her mind be described, in artistic terms, as rococo or dada?

  2. May 10, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Hmmmmm. I can find fault with feminism while hanging upside down over a lake of shark infested custard. But I can’t seem to blame feminism for women wanting to be thin. Lace-up corsets came way before feminism. Of course, ladies who corsetted in their empowerment-seeking endeavours, usually had an unempowered maid to boss around.

    And the row about Gal Gadot, I thought, was that she was Israeli.

    Still, let’s not have that stand in the way. Bloody feminists.

    • May 14, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Good point!

  3. Errol
    May 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Hang on. The article (in the Indie) misses the point. The *studio* has. Not ‘wonder woman’, not the actress. The studio has partnered the film with this product.

    Maybe I live in a parallel universe: the wife is beautiful, wrote her thesis on feminism and is a strong, indepdendent woman. She doesn’t complain whinge and whine about why life’s so unfair that she’s not on the board, she expects to get there anyway, but through effort. Does she rail against preferential treatment? Of course. But it’s for *everyone*, men and women alike who are better than the current shower.

    On pointing her at this she shrugged and said there was no way she’d wear that outfit – a crying shame.

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