Feminists Lash Out At Steve Martin For Calling Carrie Fisher ‘Beautiful’

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'Twitter users are outraged on with Steve Martin for the tribute he paid to Carrie Fisher.

News broke of the iconic actress’ tragic death on Tuesday, prompting reactions from fans and colleagues all around the entertainment industry.

“When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well,” Martin wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
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“Princess Leia’s status as the catalyst of male sexual awakening has been alluded to countless times in pop culture,” says The Cut. “And on Tuesday, Steve Martin helpfully reminded us of this fact in a now-deleted tweet when he said that for him as a young man, ‘she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen.'”

Martin’s tweet objectified the actress and Fisher herself would be offended by the tweet, the feminist author Claire Landsbaum argues.

"That characterization of Leia — as a wet dream for prepubescent men — is something Fisher spoke out against her whole career,” Landsbaum shrieked.'

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Egad

Feminists seem hell bent on finding a reason to despise some or any given man no matter ludicrous the supposed reason.

Martin's only mistake was deleting his tweet rather than telling the ppl bitching about it to go pound sand up their asses.

But perhaps men who wish to lament the passing of a woman would be better off saying nothing. Just pretend she never existed. You'll get used to it.

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one beautiful day I was

one beautiful day I was feeling especially wonderful (its just part of my nature), and as I was getting onto the elevator (at work) I commented to 2 middle aged women, 'and how are you 2 girls doing this fine day?' you would have thought I had offered them $10 for a b.j. not only did I get a high pitched lecture about women's rights, they immediately broke out the racist card. I could see this was headed for a reprimand, or worse, and all I could think to say was 'I thought women liked being referred to as young girls. they do don't they?'. after a few seconds of thought, they finally admitted that it was probably meant a compliment and they had most likely just overreacted. I quickly beat a retreat.

from now on, for me, it was no compliments to middle aged or minority women at work, period. no door openings. no excuse me. in short, I don't speak to any of these perpetually offended groups at all, if I can help it. if men don't like what I have to say they can feel free to speak up. in fact, I encourage it, and hopefully we can deal w/ it as they like after work.

this confrontation has always bothered me and needless to say this fearful experience put a damper on an otherwise beautiful day. it was like they were just looking to be offended?

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Daveinga

You are right.

Over on the NY Times right now, there is a discussion on "Feminism Lost: What do we do now."

I have tried explaining that they need to stop the man bashing, there is no partriarchy, men are suffering and it is time we get help.

It gets me no where.

So I said FUCK IT to myself and posted again:

"Boo hoo. Feminism lost. I am gloating. You will lose again. Women are now joining "Women Against Feminism." Feminism is toxic. Flush it!

No more being nice: gloat
No more trying to reason with them.
Let them know their movement is dying.

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Sadly, yes

I hear you. I too don't compliment much less speak to women at work unless I have to in the course of my work duties. Even then I try to keep it only on work and as for humor, I always keep the source of humor as neutral as possible -- appeals to common non-anything-remotely-dealing-with-almost-anything experience. It's kind of hard to do so I avoid it. And yes, same for ethnic minorities, in particular African-American/black/whatever ppl, not b/c I don't like them as ppl but b/c you can't be sure if or when you may accidentally step on some kind of sensitivity for them. Really, it's sad, but true. The only ppl left you can be pretty sure are not self-identity-absorbed are in the one group that isn't "allowed" to get outraged by any perceived/concocted slight: white men. So here I am, a white man who sees no inherent defect in others based on skin color or gender who is best-advised avoiding anyone not of his own ethnicity and sex b/c it's too risky that someone not of his own ethnicity and sex will view him (ie, me) as offensive *in se* or harboring offensive motivations in the things I do/say around or to them.

Ironically, to protect myself from possible damaging accusations, I have to indulge in just the kind of behavior that for decades feminists and civil rights leaders fought to stop, ie, white men ignoring or avoiding anyone not white and male. Only this time, it's not b/c as a white man I look down on non-white non-males, but b/c I have found via experience that the risk associated w/ interacting w/ them exceeds any benefit I may get from it. Methinks MLK Jr. never intended this state of affairs to arise, but here it is. Go figger.

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