What's this? A forum post on the question of hitting women? Let me just put my "Critical, Yet Not Self Aware" (CYNSW) Fedora on. Ah, here we go.
So, I'm going to wade through the 3 pages of comments that make me feel uncomfortable about the kinds of people who share my hobbies (It's ok, I feel nervous around, and threatened by women who fit into a gender-normative spectrum reinforced by society's ideals also, it's ok Bro) and go onto the movie
On The Wolf of Wallstreet, basically being a movie means that it's going to want to going into common norms so then its easy to make people feel all the emotions. Also being a movie about awful people, they're going to show something like, "he does the drugs not yet fully approved of by a majority" or "He's a lying meanie" and "He hits pretty women" things that the majority of people are going to feel outraged about, because the movie wants to make a statement about the financial industry, it's going to want to go into easy emotions. Think about a whole lot of movies that have women (pretty women of course) as victims or hostages, in movies like Batman: The Dark Knight, where the detective lady is going to be killed and has a deep emotional connection with Bruce Wayne, or Birth of a Nation, where the major plot seems to be, "Help! The black men are going to attack that white woman!" - and thats just it, this innate desire to protect women, or 'your woman' goes deep in society's history in the roles of women. But woman from WOWS who I forget her name, she's pretty capable and somewhat complicit in the whole scam, so maybe I'm off. But basically its a masculine society that is based off a history where a woman only had the right to be protected.
So that is why I think people might be shocked.
Wait, I think I just accidentally made the argument that not punching women is regressive to creating a fully equal society outside the expectations and confines of the patriarchy. GET THIS FEDORA OFF ME!!!