Of Misogyny

Misogyny is, of course, alive and well in contemporary society: however, high-profile misogynists generally take pains to cloak their detestation of the female gender underneath a series of abstractions and polite-sounding euphemisms.

For this reason, it is in some ways refreshing that Mr. Frank Parlatto, knuckle-dragging publisher of the Niagara Falls Reporter is willing to state his views on the subject of women in such frank and forthright terms.

Responding to a film-reviewer’s question as to why some of his reviews were getting published and others were not, Mr. Parlatto responded:

I don’t want to publish reviews of films where women are alpha and men are beta.

where women are heroes and villains and men are just lesser versions or shadows of females.

i believe in manliness.

not even on the web would i want to attach my name to snow white and the huntsman except to deconstruct its moral rot and its appeal to unmanly perfidious creeps

with all the publications in the world who glorify what i find offensive, it should not be hard for you to publish your reviews with any number of these.

they seem to like critiques from an artistic standpoint without a word about the moral turpitude seeping into the consciousness of young people who go to watch such things as snow white and get indoctrinated to the hollywood agenda of glorifying degenerate power women and promoting as natural the weakling, hyena -like men, cum eunuchs.

Now, of course I could say quite a few things about this about this particular outburst. I could, of course, highlight the fact that his opinion of gender roles seems to have far more to do with trashy mid-twentieth century pulp fiction than it does with society as it has ever actually existed. Or, I  could point out that film reviews are, definitionally, meant to highlight the film’s artistic merits. I could point out that someone with such a degenerate command of the english language really has no business working as a publisher. I might even point-out that one should always take care to avoid erroneously placing commas in front of certain words, and thereby avoid unintentionally creating certain terms such as “cum eunuchs.”

But rather, what stuck-out most to me was the fact that these were words written by a man to another man in what he thought were private correspondence. And of course, this something that I have noticed: the really hard-core misogynists like Mr. Parlatto are almost always of the impression that most men secretly believe the same things that they do. This would come into sharp relief when I was still living as a man; I cannot count the number of times that guys whom I barely knew would have no qualms with about saying grossly sexist things to me in a private, nod-and-winky fashion. I’ve even heard that rapists generally think the same thing.

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One Response to Of Misogyny

  1. Wouldn’t you think Parlatto would realize that the entire plot of the film is “innocent virgin defeats incestuous vain mature lesbian rapist man-hating murderous soul-stealing witch by the power of her beauty”? The entire thing’s a cop-out to the patriarchy. The one attempt to redeem Ravenna is hideously fumbled. The scene where she bites the apple smacks of veiled transphobia: her boyfriend turns out to be a woman in disguise, and the apple turns hairy–I’m sorry, that looks like they’re trying to imply she was tricked into lesbian sex. And then there’s like five minutes of dwarves randomly singing off-key with horrible tone quality. And Kristen Stewart has the emotional range of a block of wood. (I swear she was chosen for “Twilight” because she looked undead.) So you’d think Parlatto would like the message. Just perhaps not the overall quality of the film. It’s the kind of movie that you watch when you want something to rant about.

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