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    Feminism is all about being dissatisfied with everything and anything... so trying to please it is futile as there is not way to please it...

    Here another example... a TV show wants to cater to feminism, but then again there is always an issue to find, there is always something to complain about.... and so... here we go:

    The new Netflix show “Girlboss” promised fun, fashion and feminism. The series, which premiered Friday, is loosely based on the “#Girlboss” book by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso.
    OK.... first line in and I already agree... if it have feminism in it there is not way it is going to be fun... and probably a lot of awkward ideas about fashion too.... but definitely no fun.

    The show had been hailed by publications like Glamour for refusing to dilute its feminist message, and Business Insider once praised Amoruso herself for “making feminism cool again.” So it would be reasonable to expect that this show might carry a feminist message.
    When feminism was ever cool???

    At some point feminism was "intellectual", so dumb people can learn a lot of buss words and pretend to be superior than the rest... but eventually people catch up and figure this out so this days... no even that.

    It doesn’t.
    Have not seeing a single minute of this show... but my idea is something like this:

    A transgender, black lesbian that is in a wheelchair hack the codes for the atomic bomb and is forcing everybody in the world to live in "peace" with not border, no countries, no military...

    So lest find a description of the show to see how close I hit the mark:

    "Sophia, an anarchist misfit, discovers a passion for fashion, becoming an unlikely businesswoman in the process. As her business grows, however, she has to learn to cope with life as her own boss."
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5706996/

    Dam it... and on top of everything she is white... I think I can make a much better feminist show...

    Anyway, less see what our feminist of the day have to complain about...

    “Girlboss” may be fun, and there’s a lot of fashion in it, but the show is nothing but a disservice to feminism.

    The series centers around the antics of Sophia, a 23-year-old San Francisco native who begins styling vintage clothing and reselling it on eBay. Eventually, she goes on to start her own Web site, Nasty Gal, to hawk the wares. In the process, she makes some money, upsets some of the old guard, and wears an extremely cool motorcycle jacket.
    Hopefully she have a legally register business and pay taxes... like every good feminist anarchist that respect herself does... I can imagine a full 1 hour episode of her filing her taxes paperwork... good stuff...

    Making a lot of money reselling goods seems pretty fun. The show definitely paints it as such. We’re certainly meant to roll our eyes at the band in the first episode that ends its act by quietly stating, “The basic tenets of capitalism and democracy contradict each other.”
    double roll eyes if you figure it out that there is a board of male producers paying the actress with bananas while they are buying a plane each one...

    It’s cool that the main character is making money. Good for her! But being rich isn’t necessarily a feminist act. Marie Antoinette, Leona Helmsley and Imelda Marcos aren’t remembered as great feminist icons. If that wealth isn’t used to advance other women’s lives, then it’s just . . . a nice situation for the person who is rich.
    Anyone was trying to find a link between feminism and communism? I got it right here.

    Here’s the thing about feminism that some people in the 21st century seem to have forgotten: Feminism is about trying to improve life, not just for yourself, but for others. Gloria Steinem probably said it best when she noted that “feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere.”
    Here to quote my favorite serial rapists:



    Ahh the good old days... why NetFlix can't make a show like that?

    Sophia doesn’t really seem interested in doing that. In fact, she seems so uninterested in doing that, that when her best (female) friend asks if she could be paid for the work she’s doing for Sophia, Sophia responds with outrage. She then suggests that she could replace her with an unpaid intern. That is not something Gloria Steinem would do. That is something Ebenezer Scrooge would do.
    Well, in the other hand... Gloria Steinem is not doing anything that is actually productive, all she does is give us pretty maximas for us to quote and feel better about it, but that is about it...

    It doesn’t seem like Sophia will be campaigning for equal pay for all women anytime soon. And it doesn’t help that the real-life Nasty Gal company went bankrupt following a lawsuit alleging that it fired women for becoming pregnant.
    If it was going to be a boy.. then yeah that is the feminist thing to do... abort it or they abort you.

    While the show’s Sophia has the freedom to do a great deal, that’s just a product of being 23. Feminism is not “doing whatever you want, whenever you want to.” Nor is it just about “making a lot of money.” It requires thinking about others in the world.
    LOL... sounds like the show did a perfect portrait of feminism... your problem is not with the show... it is with feminism.

    Doing so seems completely antithetical to the character on “Girlboss.”
    Awww you don't know what the feminist is thinking when she smiles... maybe she is thinking about others... suffering and dying... but nevertheless... thinking about the others... and smiling...

    This is a character who, in the first episode, casually steals a rug from a store. Her action prompts a man off screen to wonder, “Is she going to pay for that? No, I guess she’s not!” In the context of the show, the theft seems cheeky and fun-loving. But if the program were about anyone but a very pretty young white woman, this plot point would be depicting a mentally ill person who doesn’t understand how payment works.
    That day a feminist discover female privilege and how the pussy pass works... but yet fails to connect the 2 final dots...

    (In future episodes, she goes on to steal a book, sodas and a Christmas tree. There are no repercussions! Seemingly, the cool feminist message here is that you need never pay for anything ever again.)
    Yes, that is exactly the message, and if someone ever ever ever dares to stop you, you accuse that person of sexual assault.

    If “Girlboss” is just intended to be a show about a not-great person, that’s fine. There are plenty of people in the world who are not great people and also make a lot of money. Some of them are women. But it isn’t empowering, any more than a woman being a mass murderer would be a bold step forward for women.
    Funny that they just release a movie of a feminist that is a mass murderer...

    If they are making a movie about a feminist... it is understood that it is going to be a movie about a "not-great person"... that is like the definition of feminist...

    At the end of the series, Sophia does note that her accomplishments were all because of the people who helped her. That sentiment is somewhat diminished by the fact that in the prior scene she does not pay the person who decorated her launch party, but does reluctantly treat them to a Snickers bar.
    I am goign to assume here... those where men that she flirted with in order to make them work and when they deliver she walked out of it...

    If you want to watch a show about fashion, “Girlboss” may be a worthy pick. If you want to watch a show about feminism, hold out for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The outfits may not be quite as cool, but the message will resonate a lot more.
    OK, great to know... how long would it take for this feminist to write down a rant on how disappointed she is with the misandry on “The Handmaid’s Tale.”???
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