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speak easy

(9,176 posts)
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 05:25 PM Jul 2023

I can't believe the RW completely missed the point of the Barbie movie.

I mean, this is the perceptive crowd that worked out that J6 was patriotic tourists with 'Love in their hearts' (TFG) wanting to actively participate in the democratic process. -sarcasm

[SPOILERS]

At the end of movie Barbie chooses to live in the real world, with all the patriarchy, tears, and death that comes with it, over Barbie Land, where every day is perfect, and Barbie dolls can be whatever they want to be. Barbie makes that decision after her mother, Ruth Handler (the inventor of Barbie) shows her the joys - of being a child, of growing up, of love, and (gasp) of being a parent.

The real world is anything but perfect, but, as Ruth says to Barbie,“We mothers stand still so our daughters can look back to see how far they have come”.

And the RW thinks Barbie devalues mothers and family. Of course they do. Their family values are little kids doing active shooter drills. But anything - anything that threatens fragile male egos, even comedy, must be woke beyond belief.

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I can't believe the RW completely missed the point of the Barbie movie. (Original Post) speak easy Jul 2023 OP
They don't care about the point, orthoclad Jul 2023 #1
It's not working against Barbie though speak easy Jul 2023 #2
They don't care about the movie, orthoclad Jul 2023 #4
That graph is powerfully blunt, orthoclad. thatcrowwoman Jul 2023 #18
I'd like to find a version with orthoclad Jul 2023 #21
Read it is more in one day than all of DeSatan's political contributions. efhmc Jul 2023 #10
You beat me to it. grumpyduck Jul 2023 #3
The RW is not very bright. sheshe2 Jul 2023 #5
But... but... one of the Barbies is trans! Ocelot II Jul 2023 #6
hem. star trek discovery is too woke to them as well. AllaN01Bear Jul 2023 #14
The only issue that I have with ST Discovery is the one that plays Michael Burnham. canuckledragger Jul 2023 #17
In season 3 of TOS, orthoclad Jul 2023 #22
My guess is that the vast majority Chili Pepper Jul 2023 #7
Cruz says he has not. efhmc Jul 2023 #9
I may have to see this movie. usonian Jul 2023 #8
Funny that Pence, Josh Hawley, and MTG did not go out to greet those patriotic tourists with 'Love i keithbvadu2 Jul 2023 #11
these are the same people who devalued the power rangers and the tellytubbies . AllaN01Bear Jul 2023 #12
The right-wing doesn't do nuance. madaboutharry Jul 2023 #13
More likely, all, not some relayerbob Jul 2023 #16
Of course they don't relayerbob Jul 2023 #15
They see the downfall of the patriarchy in Barbieland. Kablooie Jul 2023 #19
Because RWers devalue mothers and women Johonny Jul 2023 #20

orthoclad

(2,910 posts)
4. They don't care about the movie,
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 06:05 PM
Jul 2023

they just want to "own libs" and dominate the conversation-space. Keeps us from talking about the climate, voter suppression, and this:

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-Congressional Budget Office, https://www.cbo.gov/publication/58533

thatcrowwoman

(1,229 posts)
18. That graph is powerfully blunt, orthoclad.
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 08:25 PM
Jul 2023

Stunning.
That’s the facts, Jack!
Many thanks.
🕊thatcrowwoman

orthoclad

(2,910 posts)
21. I'd like to find a version with
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 11:41 PM
Jul 2023

some finer divisions in the categories, esp. the top 1%. Maybe also the 0.01%.

Picture also how the bottom 20% would look on that scale.

canuckledragger

(1,636 posts)
17. The only issue that I have with ST Discovery is the one that plays Michael Burnham.
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 08:13 PM
Jul 2023

And that's completely from an acting standpoint. For a character that was supposed to be raised by Vulcans and trained in their ways...she goes nuts emotionally every chance she gets!

She overacts to the point that it takes you out the scene. Other than that, I like that multiple facets of LGTBQ people are represented, and not in a wishy washy way that previous ST shows did.

orthoclad

(2,910 posts)
22. In season 3 of TOS,
Wed Jul 26, 2023, 01:14 PM
Jul 2023

Spock was having an emotional crisis every other episode, iirc. I guess they're mining that trope.

Chili Pepper

(101 posts)
7. My guess is that the vast majority
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 06:58 PM
Jul 2023

Of those complaining about the movie and its “message” haven’t even seen it.

usonian

(9,686 posts)
8. I may have to see this movie.
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 07:00 PM
Jul 2023

It sounds like a Buddhist parable from the Lotus Sutra.

Great beings return to this earth to help others instead of lounging in some boring old heaven.

Reminds me of that other Buddhist movie: Groundhog Day

https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1270&pid=8352

One gigantic lesson Phil learns is that there is no need to "escape to some other place", since he has, through his own human revolution, transformed a dismal and mundane place (Punxsutawney) into a land of tranquil light, an endless cycle of dissatisfaction, disdain and ignorance into endless opportunities for selflessness, compassion and wisdom. 𑁍

keithbvadu2

(36,645 posts)
11. Funny that Pence, Josh Hawley, and MTG did not go out to greet those patriotic tourists with 'Love i
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 07:21 PM
Jul 2023

Funny that Pence, Josh Hawley, and MTG did not go out to greet those patriotic tourists with 'Love in their hearts'.

madaboutharry

(40,185 posts)
13. The right-wing doesn't do nuance.
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 07:58 PM
Jul 2023

Barbie, The Movie is too sophisticated and the message too deep for them. It went over their heads.

I will bet some of the loudest right wing bloviators didn't even see the movie.

Kablooie

(18,606 posts)
19. They see the downfall of the patriarchy in Barbieland.
Tue Jul 25, 2023, 08:26 PM
Jul 2023

But their whole being is based on building an permanent, all powerful patriarchy here in the real world.

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