While the greatest sin is that some don’t seem to realize that the fictional world of comics does not play too well in real life, especially on the battlefield, an extended scene from “Captain Marvel” of a tough guy biker being subdued by the heroine is drawing fire.
The scene is from the latest “Avengers” film featuring Brie Larson as the super hero — the character was first introduced as Ms. Marvel, a.k.a. Carol Danvers, before going on to replace the original male Captain Marvel, her love interest, when he died.
Larson is looking at a map in the street as a biker, played by Robert Kazinsky, rides by. Seeing a damsel in distress, he stops to help, heavy on the typical stereotypical male condescension you might expect. Kazinsky even calls her “darling.”
He asks for a smile, saying, “I’m offering to help you, the least you can do is give me a smile.”
Our heroine offers a handshake instead, before squeezing his hand until he submits, turning over his bike and leather jacket before beating a hasty retreat.
The theft of the biker’s property not enough to quell the larceny in her heart, she also swipes some clothing from a nearby shop.
For the liberal media, the scene was all about stamping out “toxic masculinity.” With the emasculation of the American male in full swing in post-Obama America, seeing a man brought to his knees by a powerful woman is like an aphrodisiac.
— USA TODAY Life (@usatodaylife) May 23, 2019
The feminist spin put on it by the paper all but guaranteed a controversial reaction, which is why they did it.
Kazinsky responded with a tweet of his own.
Sharing a meme depicting Captain Marvel laughing, he tweeted: “I’m caught in the mentions of men who hate Cpt Marvel, and oh my god….”
As for Larson, she appears to be well cast for the role the left is embracing, being fully on board the diversity train, as seen with her acceptance speech for the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.
“I don’t want to hear what a white man has to say about ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ I want to hear what a woman of color, a biracial woman has to say about the film,” Larson said, according to the Washington Examiner. “I want to hear what teenagers think about the film.”
In an interview with Marie Claire, the actress talked about how her movie press days “appeared to be overwhelmingly white male.”
“Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive,” Larson said.
Talk about liberal spin, The Wire’s Angela Watercutter was clear that Captain Marvel is about female power.
“Like witches, and suffragettes, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Captain Marvel was told that her anger in a fight was too much, that it would get her in trouble,” she said. “That wasn’t true, it was just that everyone was afraid of her might.”
Lila Rose, president of the pro-life group Pro Action, responded to the USA Today tweet with a stellar observation: “Ummm… ya don’t take on ‘toxic masculinity’ with toxic ‘femininity.’ How is this going to help anyone?”
Ummm… ya don’t take on “toxic masculinity” with toxic “femininity.”
How is this going to help anyone? https://t.co/ImNtCdmGIl
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 24, 2019
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter to what appears to be “the new normal” in post-Obama America.
As if it wasn't obvious that this clip was pandering to the currently trendy brand of faux feminism, USA Today had to spell it out https://t.co/ZHpu6LpGwQ
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) May 25, 2019
Man, it is so empowering to watch a woman with superpowers physically hurt and then threaten to break a man's hand — and steal his motorcycle and jacket because he said something rude to her! So empowering! Empowerment! https://t.co/g0XRPzgd1i
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 24, 2019
I'm a little curious about all the celebration of this scene.
Dude was rude
She was violent
Is that the new normal?
If so does that work both ways? https://t.co/Pn2H5CuGOw
— Jim Hanson 🇺🇸 (@JimHansonDC) May 25, 2019
— Joe the Dissident (@joethepatriotic) May 24, 2019
Haha yes she committed Robbery and assault. Then almost caused an accident. True woman power.
— brandon gavin (@speedro420) May 25, 2019
you guys really want to keep the bashing on captain marvel lol, this could have been “see captain marvel take out a punk”.
no no..you got to make it gender based to keep the bad press
— Daniel Suarez (@DaniHound) May 23, 2019
I always hated the term “toxic masculinity.” There is no such thing. Masculinity is always good in men. It is like saying “toxic courage” or “toxic kindness.” We should be more accurate and say we hate pride, arrogance, or whatever other vice we may see.
— Matt Dawson (@thelambspawn) May 24, 2019
— Patsy ? (@patsyofwar) May 25, 2019
Is anyone else just plain tired and disgusted by all this , can’t we just be who the good Lord intended us to be and be content and thankful for who we are ??
— Billy Topps (@ToppsBilly) May 25, 2019
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