I haven’t watched Maleficent yet, but it sounds a lot more feminist than “feminine”, as it’s characterized in this review – and also a part of the ongoing Hollywood cultural Marxist project of rehabilitating the symbols of evil in the public’s perception, as is being done with heroic vampires, etc. Truly feminine, non-Judaized women adore men and wouldn’t set out to destroy them. The best encapsulation of true femininity as expressed on film for me would be the irrational pastel sensibility Sofia Coppola evinces in works like The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, and Marie Antoinette. Also, while I can’t disagree with the broad sweep of the bullet-point breakdown of masculine and feminine thought patterns, two of the items under “Femininity” – “Loves having resources unused, set aside for a rainy day” and “Is egalitarian, prefers sharing of resources, dislikes and does everything it can to avoid conflict” – would seem to be irreconcilable impulses, particularly in the realm of the political and as manipulated in the wake of the plague of women’s suffrage. For those interested, the extent of the ravages wrought by women’s frankly congoid voting behavior and the degree to which their opposition to competition and their determination to set aside resources “for a rainy day” has bankrupted the United States (much as misandrist popular culture has bankrupted the country morally) is argued in John Lott and Larry Kenny’s paper “How Dramatically Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?”
In a previous post I discussed my thoughts on the basic attributes of classic masculinity and femininity, the two distinct poles that inform every part of human life whether we want them to or not. Now that I’ve seen Disney’s newly re-imagined fairy tale Maleficent, based on the earlier animated film Sleeping Beauty, I realize that I couldn’t have asked for a better illustration of the stark differences between masculine and feminine points of view. Where Sleeping beauty is a masculine power fantasy, Maleficent is a feminine one, in every possible sense. Unlike much of the manosphere, I’m not interested in whether this is good or bad only in pointing out how it is, and why.
Before we begin, let me first say: Yes, there will be spoilers for the movie below, so if you haven’t seen it, be warned. Also, let’s revisit my understanding of classic masculinity and…
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