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I don't know about "archaic gender binary tropes" having anything to do with the rejection of the review, although IMDb does seem to be overly and inconsistently aggressive sometimes in barring politics in reviews. It would be ridiculous if that were the case here.
Also, I've had reviews myself that were declined for such seemingly-acceptable words as "bastardization," while others with the same words are approved.
I wish the staff would spend time clearing the review sections of illiterate and uninteresting one-to-two sentence clutter instead of bothering to try to purge the heap of any of the few actual reviews hidden in there.
There is research that men with an unconscious implicit sexist bias hear women's voices as "whiney," regardless of content. That confirmation bias then negatively colors their assessment of the content.
The person (male or female) pointing out the problem is not the problem. When a director perverts a work of literature as blatantly and unethically as Branaugh did (and as I demonstrated with a "solid argument with evidence and context") calling him out on it is not "whining." On the contrary, since my review is the second highest upvoted review out of hundreds, it would appear that Ed's opinion is not shared by the majority of people reading my review.
Again, I believe this points to the need for education for the people involved in the process of how IMDb reviews its reviews.
1) The tendency to project onto women's voices the characterizations of "whiney" "angry" and "excessive" etc. rather than "strong" "righteous" and "persistent" for example.
2) The tendency to believe there is only one truth to how to interpret writing---your truth. In other words, not being hip to the fact that everyone brings their own bias to how they perceive the world.
3) The tendency to take criticism personally and respond by attacking the person making the criticism, instead of addressing the content of their argument.
4) The tendency to try to score points by putting words in the person's mouth whom you disagree with such as "you made it sound like." Which is a form of gaslighting. What I said was 1) I have the second most upvotes of any reviews (I do) and 2) hundreds of people both liked and didn't like my review (which is also factually true). You can't "make" facts "sound" like anything. The listener projects onto the facts what they "sound like." I could add, too, that my review is currently ranked 13th in "helpful" out of over 700 user reviews. :)
5) The tendency to avoid talking about the subject and bringing up a bunch of other stuff to deflect attention from the fact that the person you are debating with is making good points that you are not addressing.
6) How women who stand up for themselves, have a strong voice, don't back down to bullying and gaslighting and hold their frame are told they need to examine their souls.
Have a great day everyone and Thanks again IMDb for reinstating my review! I have faith in you again!. :D!