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May 22, 2015 – Mad Max: Fury Road opened to strong box office and incredible reviews, but there’s one group that’s madder than Max himself: meninists. That’s right, meninists. The Mens Rights Activists (MRAs) claim that the film’s storyline – where Charlize Theron’s Furiosa and Tom Hardy’s Mad Max help a group of women called The Five Wives escape warlord King Immortan Joe – is an attempt to undermine masculinity.

Return of Kings vlogger Aaron Clarey declared that he’d been “tricked” into anticipating “what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda” that has “ruined and rewritten” the Mad Max franchise:

“This is the vehicle by which they are guaranteed to force a lecture on feminism down your throat. This is the Trojan Horse feminists and Hollywood leftists will use to (vainly) insist on the trope women are equal to men in all things, including physique, strength, and logic. And this is the subterfuge they will use to blur the lines between masculinity and femininity, further ruining women for men, and men for women. So do yourself and all men across the world a favor. Not only REFUSE to see the movie, but spread the word to as many men as possible.”

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Correction: The Return of Kings website does not align itself with the men’s rights movement.

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16 thoughts on “Mad Max Men

  1. I put funny because people are tilting at windmills they dub ‘meninists’.

    The only part of the movie that struck me as Feminist was the revenge fantasy on “the big bad man who hurt you” by a woman. Everything else was pretty traditionalist, such as the guy falling in love with, and then sacrificing himself for a woman he barely met, etc. It can be argued that such traditionalist behavior is also feminist though, in that it serves women for a guy to dispose of himself to protect her.

  2. And they wonder why gamer gate exists! You can’t even do basic research and on top of that ignore loads of people trying to tell you! This is not a MRA driven boycott! Please at least tell me a human wrote this?

  3. The Return of Kings IS NOT MRAs.
    How many times are you going to repeat a lie you’ve read online?

    From The Daily Dot:
    “Correction: The Return of Kings website does not align itself with the men’s rights movement. ”

    And from The Return of Kings:
    https://archive.is/ISHNU – ”

    5 Reasons I Am Not A Men’s Rights Activist”
    How about you stop the spoon feeding of propaganda and actually get your facts straight?
    Fact: The Return of Kings is not MRA.

    1. so confused by this thread. so which group is against this movie?

    2. i’m so confused by this thread. so which group is against this movie?

    3. Is any group against this movie?

      RoK had a fairly unflattering article on it as is noted here.

      It was widely claimed that the men’s rights movement were organising a boycott of the movie. This was never true.

      Some people don’t like it much but that is true of every movie. I was never a fan of the Mad Max franchise so had no interest in seeing it.

  4. I like the part in the ROK article where he babbles about ‘morays’ because eels are scary.

    stupid MRA Morlocks. of course it’s funny. what are we to do, take Morlock opinions seriously?

    1. Most of the films aren’t actually about Max though. The main storyline is something that Max wanders into. See: Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome. The people he meets are already working toward their own goals and he just happens to be a catalyst or be along for the ride – Max himself isn’t the main agent of his destiny, he’s just drifting into other people’s lives and power struggles. The new one fits well with the rest of the franchise in this respect.

    2. Exactly. Max is a unique character because he doesn’t really change. In Road Warrior and Beyond Thunderdome he doesn’t have an arc in a traditional sense. It’s amazing see a woman at the center of an action film.

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