Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Loose Ladies With Chips on Their Shoulders

I'm compelled to wander away from our body image beat for a minute to share a true gem. Y'all are going to want to add this to your Netflix queue immediately. I actually thought it was a joke at first. But no, it's the real deal.

This trailer is for The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Extolling Femininity, Blasting Feminism. It's a film by the Gunn Brothers, who specialize in "faithful, Christian filmmaking." The cast of characters includes Phyllis Schlafly (naturally) along with a woman who used to be in the "abortion business," a representative from Ladies Against Feminism, an ex-cadet who holds up the rampant sexual assault of women as the reason women shouldn't serve in the military, a Quiverfull mom who thinks most people in the world hate children, and the author of Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters. Lest we forget, some women really do believe they should live their lives according to Ye Olde Misogyny.


Allison K. said...

My whole life I've been thinking this chip on my shoulder is just good old fashioned sass, but nay, it is that pesky, slutty feminism.

Seriously, this is horrifying. My favorite is the leap from women in the workplace to socialism and state-raised children.

Anonymous said...

this video is all full of lies about women and about feminism. It is all a far right wing integrist Christian cockup. The way they see women is quite similar to the one Talibans have in Afganistan.