Your Vocabulary Score: A-
Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.
A-, I’m a little disappointed. But never mind, I’m sure I’ll get over the shock.
I don’t know if any of you have seen the trailer for The Holiday ? The film itself looks quite crap, Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz swap houses around Christmas and find romance in their foreign homes. Blah, whatever. The point I want to moan and complain about is the violence.
Not the fact that it occurs. Cause violence on screen is a good thing. Really, it is. I know that if you haven’t seen the trailer you may now be imagining blood and guts and gore, but don’t. This film is rom-com, there aint going to be no bloodbaths. At least I don’t think there will, it’d be a very unexpected ending if there were. No the violence is one scene of Diaz’s character punching her boyfriend because he has revealed that he slept with someone else.
Now, imagine the roles are reversed and boyfriend punches Diaz for sleeping with someone else. Still a funny amusing scene is it? Course not, because men hitting women *fx: Faith as Buffy* is wrong. And naughty. But somehow it has become perfectly acceptable to have women beating up men.
And if I was going to be all serious I’d point out that domestic/spousal abuse happens to both men and women and really isn’t a funny thing. Or I might mention the fact that this sort of scene is, in no way, something that shows men and women as being equal. Instead it points out that women are so weak and unequal that having them use violence is funny.
But I’m not going to go there cause that would require thought, logic and maybe even an argument of some sort. And lets face it, you don’t come here for sensible posts like that, do you?