On the Occasion of the International Day of the Girl

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 October 11, 2017|
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The action-movie heroine,
(Stance dramatic, costume tight)
Defeats predatory villains
With her righteous wrath and might.

They’re heavier by thirty pounds,
Most of it’s muscle mass—
She lines ‘em up and knocks ‘em down.
(An expert choreographs.)

The lady never loses—
That would be no fun to see;
The audience revels in her
Invincibility.

She needs no rescuer.
She gives no damsel’s distress call—
A suggestion that she’s vulnerable?
That wouldn’t do, at all.

So we suspend our disbelief
And evil’s put to rout.
Yet, far from lights and cameras
A darker script plays out…

Where predators are real,
And bullies often get their way
And actresses lack the powers of
The characters they play.

The industry which gives us
“Tough girl” heroines to praise
Doesn’t fight villains—it conspires
In their getaways.

So the predators have prospered
The Polanskis; the Weinsteins—
Dare we ask how many more,
While in our movie ticket lines?

 

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Joe Long
Joe Long lives in Cayce, South Carolina. He holds a master's degree in history from Georgia College and State University. He has a very patient wife, five homeschooled children, and a job.
  • Doctor Bass Monkey

    Excellent point. The super heroine charade is made that much more ridiculous by the Weinstein mess. There is no substance to any of these films when the very people making them are weak, self-silencing victims or enablers of sexual lotharios like Weinstein.

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