Miscalibrated Internet Receptor Stalks
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Illustration for article titled What? Misogyny in Science Fiction?

There's an interesting post over on Empire titled "There’s No Excuse For Misogyny In Space" about the new Riddick movie and Katee Sackhoff's character in particular. Spoilers for the movie obviously.

A main point stated towards the end:

This film, more than either previous Riddick effort, feels like it’s grounded in the arrested mentality of a 13 year-old videogame aficionado who is obsessed with tits but doesn’t speak to people who own them. The aesthetic is pure game, all muscly men with improbably large guns shooting indiscriminately at endless beasties. That alone is actually fine, but there’s no inherent need to treat women like shit in order to communicate that. And if this is designed to appeal to 13 year-olds, what sort of screwed-up attitude to women is the film trying to encourage among teenage boys?


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