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  •  Couldn't stand Juno (8+ / 0-)

    A kid who's that smart, who actually researches sex and does her homework first, and she doesn't actually go to Planned Parenthood or a doctor or even just hand her partner a condom...sorry, but I didn't believe it for a minute.  I know it happens, but it didn't work for me.

    And then there's Knocked Up, which was so ridiculous, and so deeply anti-woman at its core, that I am reduced to foaming, incoherent rage at the mere thought of it....

    This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

    by Ellid on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 08:29:02 AM PST

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    •  In the Swinging 60s, (3+ / 0-)
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      abortions appeared in movies as a signal that a character was leading a shallow, empty, meaningless lifestyle, for instance, in such iconic movies as Georgy Girl and Darling.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 04:42:10 PM PST

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    •  Just seeing the "Knocked Up" poster (2+ / 0-)
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      made my blood pressure spike. The sight of Seth Rogan's smug ugly face made me want to call Planned Parenthood on that woman's behalf.

      Thank God, the Bob Fosse Kid is here! - Colin Mochrie

      by gardnerhill on Mon Dec 16, 2013 at 09:48:25 PM PST

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      •  It was appalling (3+ / 0-)
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        It was so bad that even Katherine Heigl, who played the female lead, said later that she was not happy with the sexism underlying the plot -

        And note that her movie career is basically over.  Supposedly it's because she's such a diva that no studio will cast her in a major role, but given how they've coddled the likes of Tom Cruise and Joaquin Phoenix, I have to wonder if Heigl was blacklisted for daring to point out that Knocked Up was, at its core, a movie that hated women and reduced them to baby machines that existed only so the fruit of their wombs would force immature, pudgy men to grow up.

        This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

        by Ellid on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 07:25:11 AM PST

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