Bunch of bleeding hearts! Netflix has brought it upon themselves to deem the term “chick flick” as offensive since it has the word “chick” in it. If you are offended by a term that generally refers to romantic movies, then you probably need to go back to breastfeeding.
Feminism is single handedly creating a generation of pussified individuals.
Netflix went on a Twitter tirade this week about how “chick flick” makes it sound like women are the only ones who watch it. They began the thread with a “Quick PSA” that read, “Can we stop calling films ‘chick flicks’ unless the films are literally about small baby chickens? Here’s why this phrase should absolutely be retired (thread).”
Netflix continued, “For starters, “chick flicks” are traditionally synonymous with romantic comedies. This suggests that women are the only people interested in 1. Romance 2. Comedy. Which I can promise from the men I’ve come across in my life – simply isn’t true.”
“There aren’t sweeping categories specific to men. You don’t hear people asking to watch “man movies” – instead, pretty much every intersection of genre is on the table and seen as for men, except of course, the aforementioned rom-coms,” the streaming company wrote.
For starters, “chick flicks” are traditionally synonymous with romantic comedies. This suggests that women are the only people interested in 1. Romance 2. Comedy. Which I can promise from the men I’ve come across in my life – simply isn’t true.
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) April 15, 2019
They also claim that the term “cheapens the work that goes into making these types of films.”
If you ask me, they should be pandering to women and perhaps broaden their chick flick selection. Think about it: there are far more stay at home mothers and housewives than men who stay home. Therefore, women are more likely to be on the program, watching films. I’m not saying that they all just sit and watch Netflix all day but from the way I see it, women are far more likely to spend more time on Netflix.
Netflix should stop trying to be “woke” and appeal to ridiculous feministic terms. They are more likely to lose customers that way.