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Hey girl, let’s read Feminist Mad Max and watch the patriarchy burn

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Mad Max: Fury Road, the sandy, bloody, barbecued action flick, has become the (surprising?) feminist movie of this young summer. While its thrilling action scenes have garnered the highest of praise, it's the film's powerful central figure, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron), and its message of gender equality that has made the film a fixture in pop culture conversations. And in another pocket of our dark universe, it's angered the minority of humans that identify themselves as Men's Rights Activists.

Enter the Feminist Mad Max Tumblr. It hits a sweet spot between humor and a somber, subtle message of feminism. It's built like the Ryan Gosling "Hey girl" meme of yesteryear — stills of the movie with sentences imposed onto them — but has its own twist by wrapping itself around the plot of Mad Max.

For example, the Tumblr tackles the idea of how we treat victims of sexual assault:

Or the way women aren't treated as equals:

And why a guy like Max, who isn't exactly someone you'd envision taking home to meet the family, is still sort of a dreamboat because he recognizes his own shortcomings:

It's a perfect chaser for fans of the movie, and for fans who wish to see some future films take a page out of Fury Road's book. For more memes, head on over to Feminist Mad Max.

WATCH: Breaking down the chaos of a Mad Max car chase

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