Points Out Sexism in ‘Chick Flicks.’

So, doesn’t always employ the classiest of humor, but it’s definitely not the most offensive site out there. That said, I was (pleasantly) surprised to see an article on their front page this morning called, “7 Popular ‘Chick Flicks’ That Secretly Hate Women.”

From the introduction to the article: “Hollywood filmmakers like their women like they like their coffee: shrill, stupid and submissive. And usually not black.

As evidence, all you need to do is look at the “romantic” movies which are targeted toward women, yet somehow embrace every negative assumption about females that males have ever dreamed up.”

The article isn’t perfect, obviously (“tranny” is used as an insult at the end; not a fan.) but overall I think it’s nice to see an article that points out misogyny alongside Cracked’s usual material.

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