dragged off to jail in chains for criticising feminism
I saw 300 the other day.
It's quite a cool movie. Fighting, bloodshed, shouting, silly beards, big lunatics with swords for hands, weird oracle ladies with groovy big nipples, and more severed limbs than you can shake a severed limb at. Great stuff.
What was annoying, though, was the Queen back in Sparta. Whilst her husband is out fighting she's letting some guy shag her just so she can have permission to speak to some senate type thing or other. Then, when she's addressing the Spartan leaders, she starts urging them to raise armies and call for allies, and go and support the three-hundred in the fight. Obviously she seems to forget to volunteer herself to go forth to battle.
I know it's not exactly an historically accurate movie - unless the Persian leader really was a nine-foot tall version of 50-Cent - but either way, the Queen's actions and speech were a rather annoying reminder of what generally happens in human historty; whenever women feel that they and their children are threatened, they break out the shaming language and nagging and urge men to go off and fight to defend them - the women and their kids - from the invaders (the first feminists in Britain went around snidely handing out white feathers - to represent cowardice - to any able-bodied man who wasn't out getting shot at by Germans.)
And if the invaders win, the women invariably forget their dead menfolk and join the invader's society and shag their menfolk.
You wouldn't catch me risking my life to defend the pig-shit of a matriarchy that the UK has come. In fact I'm looking forwards to its collapse, which is what happens to all feminist/socialist societies.
Otherwise, though, it's a class film. Better than all the romantic comedy shite that's around.
Check out the South Park parody too.