Quote of the Day

"[James Bond is] an imperialist and he's a misogynist. He kills people and laughs and sips martinis and wisecracks about it. ... [Jason Bourne is] the opposite of James Bond."—Matt Damon, star of the Bourne series, the third installment of which, The Bourne Ultimatum, comes out August 3.

I thought the new Bond flick (which I enjoyed) was a huge improvement in the misogyny department, but the Bourne flicks do win that match-up hands down, which is only one of many reasons I adore them.

But forget about the movies for a moment... Can we talk about how much I fucking love Matt Damon for talking about misogyny and male action heroes?

(H/T to Mr. Shakes.)

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus