They even have tests, and it's a pass or fail.
In the latest installment, we have a woman wondering how feminists can gain leverage over Hollywood studios if women are buying half of all movie tickets. She complains:
They keep buying movie tickets despite the fact that they are less likely to direct, write, edit, or executive produce these films than they were in 1998. They buy tickets even though female characters are less likely to talk and more likely to get naked than male ones are. In the 500 top-grossing films released from 2007 to 2012, male actors outnumbered actresses 2.25 to 1, and yet women keep watching. And we're not just showing up to heralded female-driven stories like The Hunger Games and Frozen: According to PostTrack data, women recently outnumbered men in the audience for the new Liam Neeson thriller, Non-Stop.If you can listen closely, you'll hear a little voice crying, "How can this be?"
The confusion is not unwarranted. When the prow of your ideology crashes against the shoals of reality, one should be confused. The mind should reach out for orientation, ready to throw overboard the dead weight or even abandon ship altogether.
This lady thinks there is an audience out there for "female-driven" stories that is not being satisfied because of a male-dominated patriarchy. That is clearly not true.
There may be a male-dominated patriarchy --not really going to deny that-- but the audience for "female-driven" stories is being fed, and what's more, they also have an appetite for other things.
They can, despite the feminist patronizing, hold in their minds a desire to see both The Hunger Games and Non-Stop. It's not that they want to let their sisters down.
It's just that they have more open minds.