August 01, 2017

SAD: Feminist writer complains that Dunkirk is “an excuse to celebrate maleness”

StaffRebel Columnist

Is there anything feminists won't whine about?

Marie Claire writer Mehera Bonner recently “reviewed” Dunkirk and wrote that her main issue with the film was “that it's so clearly designed for men to man-out over”:

“...the packaging of the film, the general vibe, and the tenor of the people applauding it just screams 'men-only'—and specifically seems to cater to a certain type of very pretentious man who would love nothing more than to explain to me why I'm wrong about not liking it.”

Bonner then rambled on about how the film felt like an excuse for men to celebrate themselves:

“I guess congratulations are in order for Nolan managing to unite high-brow male critics and very annoying people on Twitter under a common bromance, but to me, Dunkirk felt like an excuse for men to celebrate maleness—which apparently they don't get to do enough.”

She then even went on to practically insult legendary director Christopher Nolan writing:

“...if Nolan's entire purpose is breaking the established war movie mold and doing something different—why not make a movie about women in World War II? Or—because I know that will illicit cries of 'ugh, not everything has to be about feminism, ugh!'—how about any other marginalized group?”

SOUND OFF in the comments: Did you see Dunkirk and what did you think of it?

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commented 2017-08-02 21:54:56 -0400
Fortunately, the young are not reading print media much anymore. So she’s preaching to the old hippie choir left over from the 60’s.
commented 2017-08-02 11:25:22 -0400
Well said Stephen E. Whatever she decides to write is a form of indoctrinating the young and naïve with her phony bullshit. What should be a great movie that chronicles the brave lads at Dunkirk, she uses this as a cause for feminists? Yes there were woman who served proudly during the war (but not at Dunkirk). She is crapping on the memory of all the soldiers who fought and died for our freedom.
commented 2017-08-02 01:01:36 -0400
Yes, those brigades of women fighting on the beaches of Dunkirk have been completely ignored. Oh wait. It was 400,000 men of the BEF. 60,000 were killed. Ya, its all about men and not about the women. I suppose that she would have preferred a female lead in the film as a general, admiral, or some person of authority – though there weren’t any at Dunkirk. But lets invent history to fit her narrative. After all, she does write for a woman’s magazine and therefore can expect history to be changed to her liking and politically correct slant.

Maybe she should try this: respect the memory of the dead who gave their lives so she can be free to write the slop she puts out, and honour the memory of the troops who survived and then returned to fight via Normandy.

Has she seen any commercials on TV of late? All about women, women power, and women in charge. Where are the men?

Mehera Bonner is a small person with an axe to grind that is bigger than herself. There were many films from Britain about the women and the home front. I guess they didn’t count or she never bothered watching them.

Politically correct idiot too stupid to realise that the file is a historical re-enactment of what could have been a slaughter. What surprises me is that her editors weren’t smart enough to understand how wrong an article like that could be.
commented 2017-08-02 00:15:52 -0400
OK… But then in the interests of historical accuracy, just how many women found themselves on the beaches of Dunkirk waiting to be evacuated?… Any at all?… If not, her posturing is indeed “penis envy”…
commented 2017-08-01 22:54:58 -0400
Allan Peterson look on the bright side , they have neutered so many men that now there will be hardly any manly men to defend them from what is coming.
commented 2017-08-01 22:34:54 -0400
Bonner displays a pretty thinly disguised case of penis envy there. Bet she wished she could “man out”.
commented 2017-08-01 20:45:58 -0400
Unfortunately, this evil female writes for all the teen magazines. She is, therefore, influencing many young, gullible and impressionable minds who probably think she is a ‘really smart woman’!
Parents should smarten up and burn the hate literature she writes and TELL THE MAGAZINES to fire her.
commented 2017-08-01 18:43:58 -0400
What is glossed over is the incredible sacrifice for our freedom (including her freedom to be an ignorant ungrateful feminist) made by these men. When I watched the film with my wife, she was moved to tears at times and not in disgust that the film was intended for “men to man out-over”. There was nothing to ‘enjoy’ in the movie, for men or women.
commented 2017-08-01 18:42:20 -0400
Bonner’s hit piece is garbage.
commented 2017-08-01 17:49:21 -0400
However, Allan Peterson, it does sound as if Bonner’s writings would be perfect to start a fire with :)
commented 2017-08-01 17:49:00 -0400
“The Battle of Britain” (1969) did contain a lot of women and their contributions. Maybe if she actually watched it she would know this was covered almost 50 years ago instead of whining. Susannah York played Section Officer Maggie Harvey. I suggest she give it a watch and get her inner Maggie on. Women back then were obviously made of sterner stuff.
commented 2017-08-01 17:43:09 -0400
Yeah, and it was that very maleness that bought the freedom you are enjoying. You may have noticed that we are not burning books,(yet) nor are we speaking German and shouting “Sig Heil”.

You’re welcome.
commented 2017-08-01 17:18:56 -0400
Who gives a flip what this person says (feminist). People like this should be ignored. Better to not give them any publicity or attention. And, if it is men that enjoy this movie more than women, so what??? Is that a crime?
commented 2017-08-01 16:58:10 -0400
Who cares about what the femenazis haters say or do? They are non-stop complaining b.tch.