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Old 01-13-2019, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Why is Hollywood obsessed with portraying women as being able to easily kick the arse of every guy they meet. It is ridiculous. Simply ridiculous. It was interesting the first time or two that I seen it. Now it is the rule.

I was a second tier athlete in high school. Yet when I played basketball or tennis against our best female athletes, the domination was absolute.

This is usually closer to what to expect if a guy fights back: https://i.imgur.com/KiqVxkz.gifv
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I think the thing is that they make it so women can be capable fighters. Some women can in fact hang in there with men. This can be a skill thing or a thinking it out and using brain over brawn. Just my thought...
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Why is Hollywood obsessed with portraying women as being able to easily kick the arse of every guy they meet. It is ridiculous. Simply ridiculous. It was interesting the first time or two that I seen it. Now it is the rule.

I was a second tier athlete in high school. Yet when I played basketball or tennis against our best female athletes, the domination was absolute.

This is usually closer to what to expect if a guy fights back: https://i.imgur.com/KiqVxkz.gifv
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Why, do you feel threatened?
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Lol... the cop had to have two other cops holding her before he had the balls to sucker punch her.
Guess we’ll never know if he could have kicked her a$$ ...one on one.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Why, do you feel threatened?
I don't know. I won my weight class after wrestling once. Everybody else was sick the day of the match. So my skills are, more or less, unproven. And I did lose to my schools undefeated heavyweight.

Best ever dead lift was 405 three times. I'm pretty sure the average woman could do that with one hand after watching the past few years worth of movies.

Gadzooks, this is the movie forum. What did I expect?
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Old 01-13-2019, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I don't know. I won my weight class after wrestling once. Everybody else was sick the day of the match. So my skills are, more or less, unproven. And I did lose to my schools undefeated heavyweight.

Best ever dead lift was 405 three times. I'm pretty sure the average woman could do that with one hand after watching the past few years worth of movies.

Gadzooks, this is the movie forum. What did I expect?
Go out and kick some girl butt and get your mojo back.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:10 PM
 
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I am absolutely getting sick of it and I love old and new iconic lady fighters such as Princes Leia, Ellen Riply, Xena, Agent Scully, Elektra and Jessica Jones from Marvel comics and the Netflicks Marvel series, and Michone from the Walking dead.

But is is getting absurd. Look at Carol from the Walking Dead--they routinely portray a middle aged, very upper middle-aged woman at this point, besting sometime huge men in hand-to-hand combat. It is idioic at best.

Or the Star Wars series, where now not only is the new Jedi and apparently every admiral that the the good guys have female, but the men are ALL buffoons, hot-heads, cowards, or dinosaurs. Great Disney, we get the message. Men are the past. Good job. Fortunately, the movies are garbage for enterainment value, so I don't have to hang around and find out how the next one turns out.

Now I understand that the marvel Universe is about to be saved by Captain Marvel, although the character is NOT Captain Marvel, but Ms. Marvel, who, for no reason but a vagina, has been given Silver-Surfer-like power. Some of us remember the REAL Captain Mar-vell, and it might have been nice for him to make an appearance. He was a very special character who died a dignified death. Would have been nice for him to have been remembered in this new medium.

You can pretty much say that I have had enough.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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It is Virtue Signaling that women can be better than men in every way, even physically. It is absolutely RIDICULOUS. I understand that movies are entertainment, and don't have to be realistic, but c'mon.
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:20 PM
 
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I'm over it too. Bad enough when they have a stick figure of a little girl knocking out a 250 lb dude, but ok she's got "special training." Now, it's regular ladies. It's just an over compensation, like everything else these days, for when they portrayed the girl standing around doing nothing watching the guys beat each other's brains out or when there was a lull, she'd pick up a flowerpot, hitting the bad guy over the head and he went down cold. Of course, he never died, just fell down unconscious, lol.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I am absolutely getting sick of it and I love old and new iconic lady fighters such as Princes Leia, Ellen Riply, Xena, Agent Scully, Elektra and Jessica Jones from Marvel comics and the Netflicks Marvel series, and Michone from the Walking dead.

But is is getting absurd. Look at Carol from the Walking Dead--they routinely portray a middle aged, very upper middle-aged woman at this point, besting sometime huge men in hand-to-hand combat. It is idioic at best.

Or the Star Wars series, where now not only is the new Jedi and apparently every admiral that the the good guys have female, but the men are ALL buffoons, hot-heads, cowards, or dinosaurs. Great Disney, we get the message. Men are the past. Good job. Fortunately, the movies are garbage for enterainment value, so I don't have to hang around and find out how the next one turns out.

Now I understand that the marvel Universe is about to be saved by Captain Marvel, although the character is NOT Captain Marvel, but Ms. Marvel, who, for no reason but a vagina, has been given Silver-Surfer-like power. Some of us remember the REAL Captain Mar-vell, and it might have been nice for him to make an appearance. He was a very special character who died a dignified death. Would have been nice for him to have been remembered in this new medium.

You can pretty much say that I have had enough.
Ok but she is in fact Captain Marvel at least to many of the people reading comics today. I remember hearing the name of Captain Mar-Vell but free was long dead by the time I really got into comics and in fact I knew of Ms. Marvel from the Rogue storyline. She was encouraged by Steve Rodgers to change from Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel in the honor of Mar-Vell who died years ago in the Marvel Comics timeline. In fact Captain Marvel was used by several characters (mostly alien) before Carol Danvers took the name. That said for many years, she was treated as a joke or was a minor hero. Then about the time of House of X happened, things changed and she became a bigger hero. Hell, now she even has an encouraged a Muslim fan-girl to become the new Ms. Marvel (albeit with different powers.)

As for blaming Disney for this, I just have to disagree. You mentioned several ladies whom were not actual Disney characters. The people writing stories grew up in a time where Princess Leia wasn't just a damsel in distress, Disney princesses weren't just a one dimensional woman who wanted love (Ariel even fit that) and being told for the most part women can do everything a man can do. Disney and other companies are just reflecting cult culture right back at us through this media.
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