I always smile when I see actors go out on a limb and criticize the appalling double standard that professional feminists apply to their criticisms of society. You rarely see those same feminists call out the females who make a mockery of their complaints. I can actually understand being mad about a certain type of catcalling. Sometimes people do go too far when they compliment women in the street. I’ve even seen it myself. Does it rise to the level that SJWs portray? Not very often. Still, it does happen.
You know what else happens, though? Women do that sort of thing to men all the time. I can’t tell you how many women come up to me daily and ask me to let them drop their panties in front of me. Alright, perhaps I’m slightly exaggerating, but you know who isn’t? Henry Cavill, the guy who plays Superman nowadays on the silver screen. Take a look at what he had to say to the Sunday times recently…
Superman actor Henry Cavill says women often exhibit “double standards” when it comes to everyday sexism. He says he often gets catcalled in the street and says women wouldn’t like it if the same thing happened to them.
Cavill also says he doesn’t like it when people proposition him in front of his girlfriend. He was speaking to the Sunday Times ahead of the release next week of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Cavill said: “If a girl shouts something like ‘Oi, love, fancy a shag?’ to me as I walk past, I do sometimes wonder how she’d feel if a builder said that to her.
“Although, of course, I wouldn’t feel physically threatened, as she might.”
“I’ve heard some things. I don’t mind it, unless I’m with my girlfriend and someone is being complimentary to me in order to disrespect her.
I can tell you what would happen if a builder said that to her, Henry. She would either alert the nearest rad fem talking head, write a long Tumblr post about how she was objectified, or contact the police. Perhaps she would do all three. He was even fair about pointing out that he doesn’t feel physically threatened like some women might, but I’ve seen a number of crazy females in my day. Some of them can be quite unhinged, especially around a celeb like Cavill. I think he might be selling this aspect a little short.
This came out a couple days ago and as of yet, I haven’t heard anything about a backlash. I’m sure some hack like Jessica Valenti could write a 1000 word piece about why these situations are totally different while showing how Henry Cavill is some misogynist dirtbag. The good thing is, most normal people will instinctively see his point, if they get to read it. We need more big names like him to come out and point out these sorts of hypocrisies. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier for Hollywood types to be mindless SJWs and toe the party line than it is to speak out, but we’ve still seen a lot more of the latter over the last year. Here’s hoping that trend continues.