Friday, August 20, 2010

Eat Pray Love or Gorge, Self Worship & Sleep Around?

While attending my local movie theater I came across this sign posted on all the entry doors. On the back it says Eat Pray Love. I was immediately taken back and offended by this message and took a picture. I looked up the movie later and found out that it is about championing women to leave their family and embark on a journey of selfish indulgence and entitlement.

It seems others have picked up on this message but more specifically how it is presented at the expense of men, commitment to others and a family, a true masterpiece of selfish delusion. I will have more of my own opinion on this movie and it's pervading narrative in our culture very soon but for now I'd like to share with my readers the thoughts of other men and even women on the link below who have realized the utter misandry and selfish delusion this type of thinking promotes. It is good to see that others, not just men (but mainly men) took offense to it as well.
The book was a run away hit with women selling over 9 million copies and was promoted by Oprah.



Feminists on the Defensive as Eat Pray Love Widely Panned by Critics

Men have been talking about this throughout the blogosphere. Here is some comic relief for you all..

The New York Post has its opinion as well:


ScareCrow said...

I love that YouTube video.

Made me laugh. Sounded so "feminine"...

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

curiepoint said...

Can't wait for the sequel:

Binge, Purge, Regret

Ping Jockey said...

WRT your idea for the sequel, I'm afraid that "Regret" doesn't 'fit', as the word isn't in most Western women's vocabulary or worldview (until after the age of 30 or so, of course!).

I hereby submit my idea for your title of the sequel:
Binge, Purge, Repeat