Thursday, July 9, 2009

Battlestar Galactica and Feminism



It is amazing how gender roles have changed in the movies and television over the past 30 years. A prime example of the change can be found in Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar Galactica was a 1970s science fiction series that was updated in 2003. In the original series, one of the main characters was a brash, cigar smoking, womanizer known as Starbuck. In the modern version of Battlestar Galactica, the Starbuck character has morphed into a woman.

The actor that played the original Starbuck wrote an interesting essay concerning how feminist ideology has changed Hollywood.

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/dbenedict/2009/01/19/lt-starbuck-lost-in-castration/

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  3. Great video, I really agree with alot of the points, especially men having to up the masculinity.

    Mispronouncing one word is hardly the end of the world. Oh well.

    You know, it's impossible to take people who resort to shit fucker retard shit fuck hell fuck fucking fuck to make an argument seriously.

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  4. Glad you watch my vids Ronald, even if you do think I am a retard. I do a lot of inside jokes in my videos which I am sure you don’t understand. But that is OK - I make these videos for my own amusement.

    Globalism was not the subject of this video. So I am not sure why you brought that up here. Feel free to post your comments on the dozens of videos I have done about that subject.

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  5. Thanks for the kind words hatsuko.

    And, yes, one advantage of being with a feminine girl is that there not a constant battle of wills. When the gender roles reverse it usually causes frustration with both the guy and the girl.

    Most women are not happy with guys that are passive and submissive. The Japanese refer to such guys as “Grass Eaters.” Similarly, most guys get annoyed with women who are hyper aggressive. The problem is that our current culture pushes girls to be aggressive and boys to be passive. I believe this conditioning is the cause of much relationship problems.

    And, yeah, intelligent people don’t take people who make Ad hominem attacks seriously. But it can be somewhat amusing to watch the “FAG”, “LOOSER!!!!!” and “RETARD!” comments. Watching YouTube comments is like observing a train wreck.

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  7. Ronald,

    This is not a place for you to spew vulgar comments at the other people who participate on this blog. I am pretty tolerant with insults directed at myself. But I am less tolerant with your attacks on other people who comment on my blog.

    YouTube is a sewer of such comments. I don’t want this blog to devolve into the same condition.

    Paul

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  9. Ronald,

    I just ask you to keep you comments somewhat clean. OK? I have family and friends that read this blog and I don’t need vulgar comments.

    And, again, I will be happy to discuss my views on Globalism with you when I do another video on that topic. But this video was about gender roles in entertainment. And I like to keep any conversation on topic.

    Paul

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  10. I liked this one.

    I haven't watched much of the new Galactica, but I did watch the old one as a kid, and making Starbuck into a girl ... says it all about what has happened in our culture in the intervening decades.

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  11. I remember the old Battlestar Galactica with great fondness. When I was a kid, I though Starbuck (played by Dirk Benedict) was THE MAN!

    I guess she still is...

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  12. Haven't watched it and have no interest in the new one. There is no way it could be better than the reruns I saw. Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone and let things exist in their time and space rather than bring it back to emulate what happened in the past which was success.

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