The Feminist “Dunkirk” Take is Hilariously Pitiful

Someone notify the folks at Guinness. Marie Claire, the mag that seemingly exists for the sole purpose of misrepresenting femininity and embarrassing women everywhere, has lashed out again with another blaze of mind-numbing idiocy that might just initiate a world record for the largest number of simultaneous eye-rolls in history:

[email protected] feels like an excuse for men to celebrate maleness – and don’t they get to do that enough already?”

No, this was not parody. And no, this is not out of character for the social justice keyboard warriors at Marie Claire. It’s precisely who they have become.

What kind of insufferable myopia must you exude to watch this remarkably accurate representation of one of the most pivotal moments in world history and have this be your takeaway? It’s at once hilariously humiliating and lamentably sad.

Here’s what the left in this country, and its coalition of intersectional victimhood groups don’t seem to yet understand: normal people don’t think like this, don’t want to think like this, are turned off by this, and are beginning to revolt against it. It’s easy to say that this is “how you got Trump,” but that belittles the much larger issue. This type of grievance-mongering, perpetually-insulted, self-absorbed bitterness is provoking far more than a one-time presidential election anomaly. It’s making leftism a toxic laughingstock to people who don’t want to live in a state of continual offense.

It’s not inspiring. It’s not unifying. It’s not edifying. And it’s not even believable. This article itself is awash in self-contradictory rubbish. For instance, the author Mehera Bonner, first qualified:

“And look, it’s not like I need every movie to have ‘strong female leads.’”

Then just paragraphs later contradicted that by protesting:

“Why not make a movie about women in World War II?”


The first two people I heard from who had seen this movie in the theater were women. Their take? “It was amazing. Best movie I’ve seen in a long time.” That is the testimony of normal people, male and female. Marie Claire, and the political left they are helping to define these days, does not come close to reaching or representing them.

And that may be the real story.

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