There are countless opportunities for modern Millennial women to kick ass these days. We’ve got the talent, smarts and drive to make the world our oyster, and we believe that we can have anything we set our minds to, But don’t get us wrong. We’re not simply entitled, spoiled brats - we’re willing to fight for all of it.
This constant battling for everything we want – success, love, community, passion, self-knowledge - can be invigorating and exhausting, all at the same time. Sometimes, kicking ass seems like the most natural thing in the world. But other times, we find ourselves wanting to crawl into bed with a good book and avoiding the battles at hand. It’s during these moments that we look for outside inspiration to get us back in gear.
Enter Sucker Punch.
Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) put a team of hot women in the center of one of his loud, intense, visually arresting action films. The trailer seemed to guarantee that I’d be walking out of the theater feeling empowered and ready to take over the planet. With big guns and impressive martial arts skills, too!
Eh. Not so. Turns out that female empowerment is a bit tricker than that. How so?
Read more about why Sucker Punch was a failed attempt at female empowerment in my latest Huffington Post column…and of course, kick some ass by adding your thoughts to the burgeoning debate in the comments section.
WHY SUCKER PUNCH ISN’T AS EMPOWERING AS IT WANTS TO BE
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