CNN Writer Says ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ Is ‘Inherently Sexist’ Should Be ‘Retired’


Radical feminists seem to be on an unending quest to destroy fun, joy, and happiness wherever they possibly can and this year, they set their sights on classic Christmas movies, particularly It’s A Wonderful Life.

The film has become a staple of the holiday season, a story that just about anyone who has experienced hardship of any kind can relate to, which is why the movie has such mass appeal from generation to generation. What’s more relatable than feeling like the whole world is against you, like nothing is ever going to go right again, things being so bad you wish you had never been born?

Sounds like a story for the common man, right? Well, according to feminists, that’s the problem. Men. They say this is a sexist film that needs to be “retired.”

A piece by CNN writer Carol Costello makes the case that It’s A Wonderful Life is secretly sexist and needs to disappear from American culture.

This is a prime example of the lunacy inherent in progressive feminism.

Breitbart has the details:

CNN writer Carol Costello says she has “cooled to classics like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’” lamenting that in a post-Harvey Weinstein world, she can never again watch that movie “in the same way [she] did when [she] was a kid” because she keeps wondering if it is “inherently sexist.”

“And that’s a good thing,” she adds.

Seen through the revisionist prism of radical feminism, the classic Frank Capra film starring James Stewart and Donna Reed becomes part of a patriarchal plot to keep women subjected to men.

After all, “if gorgeous, brilliant Mary had never met her George Bailey,” she would have never ended up working in a library, Costello suggests. Poor Mary threw away a stellar career for the mere love of a man.

Those “old-fashioned songs, plays and ballets,” Costello says, “can influence the way kids think about gender roles,” and, therefore, maybe the whole lot should be thrown out in the name of a new, gender-neutral social engineering experiment.

“Perhaps it is time we retire these dinosaurs and bask in a brighter, more equitable future,” Costello writes.

This wasn’t the only film on Costello’s hit list. She apparently strongly dislikes the Nutcracker Suite, Gone With The Wind, The Producers, and basically any film that promotes a man being a tough but fair, compassionate leader in the home and society.

Costello seeks to see a world of entertainment where women aren’t just “equally represented” but actually supplant men in lead roles in drama and action films, you know, anything that might suggest men play an important role in establishing and sustaining culture.

Not surprisingly, she’s a huge fan of films like the new Star Wars trilogy for featuring a “smart, strong freedom fighter,” who is, of course, a woman.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with liking female lead characters. The problem comes when you attempt to have the leading lady take on masculine traits and characteristics in order to service the plot. This simply reinforces the truth that men and women, while equal in value before the eyes of God, are designed and built to fulfill certain, specific roles in society.

It’s painfully obvious when a movie turns a woman into a “male character” keeping her only female in appearance. This degrades the natural beauty in being a woman, promoting the message that the only way women can be valuable or worthwhile is when they act like men.

Feminists don’t see that their whole ideology actually diminishes the glory God bestowed on women as unique image bearers rather than promoting it.

Maybe one day they’ll open their eyes and see the truth, but it would certainly be nice if they would at least allow the rest of us to enjoy our favorite movies in peace.