"I was hoping it wouldn't be preachy, man-hating, and a #ZombieLie — alas, it was all three," his post began, going on to explain the latter term.
"What is a Zombie Lie? Something that never was true, but certain people refuse to stop saying it (tax cuts for the rich increase revenues, e.g.); OR something that USED to be true but no longer is, but certain people pretend it's still true," he shared. "Barbie is this kind of #ZombieLie."
The comedian took up issue particularly with how the flick portrayed the executive board of Mattel, as it consisted of only white men.
"Except there's a Mattel board in real life, and it's 7 men and 5 women," he pointed out. "OK, not perfect even-steven, but not the way the board IN THE MOVIE — which takes place in 2023 — is portrayed. And not really any longer deserving of the word 'patriarchy.' Yes, there was one, and remnants of it remain — but this movie is so 2000-LATE."
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"I know, I know, 'How could I know about the patriarchy, I AM a man!' That argument is so old and so silly. Of course, none of us can know exactly what others go through life, but I can see the world around me, and I can read data," Maher continued. "The real Mattel board is a pretty close mirror of the country, where 45% of the 449 board seats filled last year in Fortune 500 companies were women."
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