I am feeling frivolous this morning, so I thought I would direct y'all to the trailer of an amusing little tidbit of misogyny, a movie called Monstrous Regiment of Women, shown recently at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival (sponsored by Vision Forum Ministries). The title, if I recall my history correctly, comes from Scottish clergyman John Knox's 16th Century diatribe against the rulership of Elizabeth I of England and Mary Queen of Scots.
The funny thing is that it seems more like a take-off of anti-feminism than anything. The best part is at the end when the trailer declares triumphantly that the movie is "Rated M for Misogyny," thus completely belying the notion that this type of Christian anti-feminism is about elevating women. As I pointed out in the comments section of the film's website, "misogyny" means "HATRED of women." The remainder of my exchange with the filmmakers in the comments sections went something like:
Filmmakers: No, feminism is the hatred of women.
Me: You're the ones saying your own film is "misogyny."
Filmmakers: No, we don't hate women. Feminism hates women.
Me: But you're the ones using the word "misogyny" to describe your own film. I assume you knew what "misogyny" meant when you decided to display the word so prominently in your trailer.
My exchanges with the filmmakers have since been deleted from the website. The "monstrous regiment" also apparently includes (gasp) "The View."
(UPDATE: Apparently, I was mistaken in that this movie is not complete. It is still in pre-production. They are looking for feminists in the central Texas area to star in it. Any takers?)
(ANOTHER UPDATE: Crystal tells me that the "Rate M for Misogyny" is a reference to the alleged misogyny of the feminist movement. I have to say I'm skeptical. It's pretty hard not to view the trailer itself as intentionally misogynistic given the reference to a "monstrous regiment," depictions of snarling women fighting each other, and the list of women's names at the end.)