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- Dec 12, 2009
Yeah okay that's a double standard but isn't it just a matter of taste, y'know where's the equality for ugly people in swimsuits isn't it a double standard that movies only show attractive people in swimsuits unless it's a joke?
It is, but does it matter?
If unattractive people in swimsuits are unattractive why would a movie producer/director/etc pretend otherwise?
Why show a woman being shot in the head if nobody wants to see it?
Which brings me back to the SMBC comic in the spoiler, the tropes are true and clearly double standards but if the woman was the one to suggest a stupid/dangerous yet awesome way to sneak into a country wouldn't that seem unnatural, that doing so defines her character as somehow extra crazy because she's a woman. And I think that's because men simply are more likely to do stupid/dangerous stuff, it's not a matter of inequality but rather the simple fact that men and women have different tendencies and whether they be due to genetics or cultural pressures doesn't change that it's true.
As for the woman falling for one of the men at the end I have to ask what's wrong with that?
If you have an attractive female character the male characters are going to act differently around her than if she were just another guy, that's not sexist that's just sex, of course they're going to act differently around her they're males and she's an attractive female it's biology, it's natural and to pretend otherwise is not. Likewise to imply that her falling for a perfectly desirable suitor somehow makes her less of a character is just complete bullshit, why are women expected to act in spite of their biology while men are congratulated for it?