Very good arguement, but I'm curious why the same efforts aren't put towards the in my personal opinion greater evil. Could we not offer asylum to such women who wanted to break free of " culture "?
Something else I'm curious of, my wife is a domestic voilence survivor and had a long hard road to recover from it. ( Father cutting and breaking bones of her, her sister, and her mother.) My father was also a wife beater, and to this day I'm very extreme anti voilence. Neither of us understand why the X-men poster is offensive. We both personally view it as people being for lack of a better word, crybabies. We both view it as one monster in a war killing the main character in war where he indiscriminately kills countless men, women, and children. I don't even see the character as a man, just a god, and Mystique as a soldier. In my mind, it's two powerful people fighting. Why do people consider this offensive and view it man vs women, yet things like 50 shades, and Twilight ( abusive etc ) are heralded? This bearing in mind consent, 50 shades lady consented BDSM, Twilight lady consented to stay with a douche, and Mystique consented to war, and to be killed by anyone or anything?
Furthermore, why is there no outrage when it is a woman slapping, shooting, beating up, murdering, or torturing a man? I mean, in one of these X-Men movies Mystique and Wolverine really F each other up.
This is not meant to be any degree of disrespectful I'm geniunely curious because I find it for one, not a case of man vs woman more god vs a soldier, and two there is so many equal examples of violence commited to the opposing genders by the other. I personally find it hypocritical that those who are for equality don't want examples of voilence against women by men, but the reverse is 100% acceptable where both genders can be viewed in a fantasy situation such as X-Men equally as capable of harming each other.
I think there is much more problematic examples of women's abuse such as Twilight, strippers, etc in much more realistic settings that can impression young women that something truly awful is acceptable and normal. Like being in an abusive relationship, only being as good as the man in your life. Providing examples of what is normal is where stuff like this can be offensive, if a movie poster showed a normal man, choking his spouse then I'd understand the offense. But anything the poster in question demonstrates that no matter your gender you can die in war. Especially if you are both super powered monsters who bareky have a gender.
Anyhoo, I really appreciate your first response and I hope you will consider giving me your prespective on this one. :)