What is it Now with Feminism and Entertainment?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Dachaser, Dec 26, 2017.

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  1. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    This issue is an example of why I think everyone would benefit from reading The First Epistle of John often. Particularly chapter 3.
     
  2. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    I was taken aback to see Mez McConnell chiming in recklessly and most erroneously like that. I've admired him for a long time for his courage in many different ways but that was out of line. Where does he get that from?
     
  3. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Bradley and Lecrae are the only ones I'm really familiar with.
     
  4. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Feminism is there but it is not omnipresent. I find it most common and odious in sitcoms where the husband/father is portrayed as a total oaf moron. We are treated to a wife/mother whose always there to get things right and bat clean up for his mistakes. I don't even know the name of the shows but I've caught a minute or two of this in the break room multiple times over the years.

    There are shows like Longmire, Hawaii 5.0, Scorpion and others that have men portrayed as leaders, flawed as they may be, but at least how courage and sacrifice may manifest in masculine ways.

    While there is a lot of propaganda laden junk and raunchy garbage out there, I think we'll find as programming sources have diversified and proliferated there are more options for everyone including discriminating Christians.
     
  5. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    McConnell is white Scottish Bapist minister and church planter.
     
  6. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Due to White Christians not holding to Black Liberation theology, Black power, or for being former slave owners and traders than?
     
  7. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    0 whites today were slave owners or traders. Presumably, whites have never identified with the oppression that blacks have suffered under The Man. Still not sure what that has to do with the gospel.
     
  8. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Think it started with Home Improvement and Everyone loves Raymond, as both shows had dumb husbands and out of touch, and really with it wives, but now no longer even shown for comedy, just men as basically bad and stupid.
     
  9. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    I just think that some in Black Leadership at times have used past wrongs committed as a way to set up blacks against Whites, but we should be instead one in Christ.
     
  10. Logan

    Logan Puritan Board Junior

    Heh, I think you'll have to go quite a bit further back. The Flintstones were doing it in the 60s, Life of Riley in the 40s, numerous movies since the inception of movies, one could argue some of Jane Austen's characters were like that and Shakespeare has a few. Ever since the beginning of the time there have been foolish male leaders and people who enjoy laughing at them.
     
  11. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    True, somehow I had forgotten Ralph from Honeymooners and Archie from All in the Family, but those were all comedy pokes, not serious jabs like done now days.
     
  12. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    If we could only go back to the halcyon days of "Three's Company".
     
  13. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    If done today, would be 2 gay men and a straight lady.
     
  14. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    ..or one of the "Golden Girls" would be a lesbian.
     
  15. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    I dread to think what they would do with Gilligan and the Skipper!
     
  16. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Sigh.... I stopped watching TV when Gunsmoke went of the air in 1975.

    As Logan noted, even then the clueless husband was an old gag by then.

    And in some ways, feminism was stronger, more radical, and more challenging back then compared to the muted, self-absorbed, social media variant we have today. Certainly I'd rather drink coffee or wine with Simone de Beauvoir than some "raunch culture" shock-girl-tweet-star.
     
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  17. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    That would have been easy because Sartre's eyes would have long moved to the shock-girl-tweet-star.
     
  18. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    What was really strange was that they had dick van dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as a married couple with a boy, and yet had them sleep in separate beds on show.
     
  19. Logan

    Logan Puritan Board Junior

    Nothing strange about that. Ozzie and Harriet were known to be married, the actors and actresses in the other shows were not. Even though Desi and Lucy were married, not everyone knew that.
     
  20. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    True, and Miss Kitty and Marshall Matt were an item, but everyone acted like they were not!
    Think a big change hit TV when ABC had first gay character, Billy Crystal on Soap.
     
  21. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    One could ask whether art imitates life or life imitates art (whether tv shows and movies merely reflect current social trends or whether they intentionally try to normalize and change social trends), and I believe the latter is the case, which is troublesome. There is a purposeful effort to normalize deviant behaviors through the use of media in our country.

    Every tv show seems to be falling over themselves to portray positive gay couples and to make sure all "traditional" families are troubled or hiding secrets.

    Psalm 2 says the heathen plot together against the Lord and His Anointed.
     
  22. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    It does seem that it is getting progressively worse, as what was considered to be very bad a generation ago has no effect when shown now. threes Company was very bad for that time, but if redid now, would be seen as wholesome tv show.
     
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