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Michael Moore Tries To Prove Women Are Better Than Men, Gets Brilliantly Shut Down By A Woman
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Michael Moore Tries To Prove Women Are Better Than Men, Gets Brilliantly Shut Down By A Woman

There are plenty of badass women but Academy-Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore thinks there aren’t any bad ones. “No women ever invented an atomic bomb, built a smokestack, initiated a Holocaust, melted the polar ice caps or organized a school shooting,” Moore tweeted. Missing logic in his men vs. women claims, writer Jessica Ellis wrote an insightful rebuttal to Moore, and her Twitter response quickly went viral.

While attacking the patriarchy, Moore suggested that women are better than men in living up to universal moral standards. “My initial response was actually very personal,” Ellis, who considers herself a feminist, told Bored Panda. “I had been struggling with anxiety issues and going to therapy, where I realized I thought the fact that I had dark thoughts sometimes made me a bad person. I had also come to realize that part of the reason I felt this gender gap is that women are raised on a doctrine of purity and that Moore (who I respect greatly as a filmmaker) was furthering that concept. When you are taught that all women are naturally sweet and wonderful, you can feel extra-extra crazy if you feel anger or depression or anxiety.”

And even though ladies have not held powerful political positions as much as men, Ellis perfectly points out why they struggle with making ethically just decisions, too. “It’s bad for women’s mental health to be held to an unrealistic purity standard.” After all, we’re all human! Scroll down to read her gender equality reasoning and let us know your thoughts about it in the comments.

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Academy-Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore tried to convince Twitter that there aren’t any bad women

But one lady wasn’t buying it

The internet quickly backed her up

Ellis would also like to add one more thing. “While I stand behind the point I was making, the tone is difficult on the internet, and I felt vaguely ashamed of speaking to a documentarian I respect so vehemently. On the other hand, this is hardly my first fiery rant about feminism, on Twitter or elsewhere, and I’m glad people connected to the message and hopefully understood that my anger was coming from a place of wanting to protect women from the dreaded pedestal, and not as an attack on [anyone].”

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Lodogg 3323
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4 years ago

Point. Set. Match. Jessica Ellis is the winner by a landslide... Mr Moore... go home, stay there. You're done.

J. A. K.
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4 years ago

Queen Cercei Lannister ... another example of evil women :)

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John L
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4 years ago

Some of us are naturally blessed with a working 'STFU' gene, which tends to keep us out of trouble. Unfortunately Michael M. either lacks one altogether, or doesn't know how to apply it when necessary. 00-spitefu...82c6c3.gif 00-spiteful-5a93f4182c6c3.gif

Trisha Dragon
Community Member
4 years ago

One does not end up with his weighty influence or weighty body with a functioning STFU gene.

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D.S. Watson
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4 years ago

Absolutely. I've been saying this for years. Women are not better nor worse than men. We are human and very flawed.

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Lodogg 3323
Community Member
4 years ago

Point. Set. Match. Jessica Ellis is the winner by a landslide... Mr Moore... go home, stay there. You're done.

J. A. K.
Community Member
4 years ago

Queen Cercei Lannister ... another example of evil women :)

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John L
Community Member
4 years ago

Some of us are naturally blessed with a working 'STFU' gene, which tends to keep us out of trouble. Unfortunately Michael M. either lacks one altogether, or doesn't know how to apply it when necessary. 00-spitefu...82c6c3.gif 00-spiteful-5a93f4182c6c3.gif

Trisha Dragon
Community Member
4 years ago

One does not end up with his weighty influence or weighty body with a functioning STFU gene.

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D.S. Watson
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely. I've been saying this for years. Women are not better nor worse than men. We are human and very flawed.

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