15 Popular Movies With Screwed Up Messages About Women

4. The Women

The Women/Amazon
The Women/Amazon

In some ways, The Women was startlingly ahead of its time in its vision of gender equality. This is a movie in a male-dominated system completely populated by women, where not a single male character is seen in the two-plus-hour run time. Yet the movie’s moral message about infidelity is bizarre. The Women literally says that a woman in love should just look the other way if he husband is cheating on her — because when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as pride. I’m all about forgiveness, but you have to earn it. No person owes their partner anything.

Overall Quality Score (Out of 10): 9

Patriarchy Score: 5

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