Some men are brave enough to venture out where only few others dare. Risk taking sponsored by testosterone put footprints on the moon but now men are exploring other areas far more fearful and unknown than outer space. Men are setting their feet on the unofficial female safe spaces of the internet. Anything with a penis is just as unwelcome as you would imagine in the territory. What happened recently was way worse than some lone wolf leaving mean comments on a Refinery29 article. Natural pussy repellent of a man and film critic Cole Smithey ruined the movie Lady Bird’s perfect Rotten Tomatoes score just because he could. He has his own site which means his opinions on films ekes past that of a Yelp reviewer only slightly. And that’s only because he was willing to shell out cash to secure a domain name, he’s not Roger Ebert reincarnated. But it was too late. The damage was done and he had inspired an exodus of women. A similar site to Rotten Tomatoes is being created by a woman for women.
Director Miranda Bailey (The Squid and the Whale, Diary of a Teenage Girl), is launching Cherry Picks, a Rotten Tomatoes-esque site where only female critics are allowed to weigh in on the viability of someone’s work of art or entertainment.
“We’re creating a platform where women can go to and see what other critics that are their gender think about art and media.” “This is a way for us to cherry-pick out female opinion because there’s not enough of us.”
Cherry Picks is basically what Bumble is to Tinder. One woman was so fed up with random dick pics that she created Bumble so women can feel in control. Now to avoid dick comments a woman is creating a site to put women in the driver’s seat again. But we all know what happens when women get behind the wheel of any vehicle. It won’t be long before women have their own separate internet and I’m pretty sure Cherry Picks will turn into a shit show gossip site where women critique other women on the site instead of the actual movie. It would be better if ladies just stick to leaving angry reviews on Yelp about how the napkins didn’t match the curtains at McDonalds and how they would give the place “zero stars” if it was possible.
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