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The Woman King glorifies people putting their fellow Africans in chains

John Nolte: "The Woman King glorifies African slave traders who were members of the Dahomey Kingdown, a highly militarized and powerful western African state during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The movie is set in 1823 and is based on fact. At that time, the kingdom had an all female military. The movie portrays the Dahomey kingdom as anti-slavery liberators. The historical truth is that this kingdom was almost constantly warring with other Africans and either enslaved their conquered enemies or sold them into slavery. The kingdom also engaged in “large-scale” human sacrifices.

The Woman King is a lie in service to box office profits, entertainment and this obnoxious and condescending trend of empowering black women.

#BoycottWomanKing id trending on Twitter. I would summarize the backlash this way: The Woman King was written by two white women who glorified people who put their fellow Africans in chains.