Suicide Squad (4)
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realised, this is a film about bad people - including Amanda Waller. All of the main characters (except Rick Flag) are villains. Most have literally been taken from their jail cells to complete this mission expressly because – apart from being highly skilled – nobody cares if they die. It’s safe to say they did not find themselves in those cells as a result of sheltering the homeless and rescuing kittens. This being the case, we should probably expect them to do bad things, right? Punching a woman in the face because she speaks to you is a bad thing.

Now, the problem some viewers have with this Slipknot scene is that it appears to be using violence against women as a joke. It’s not the fact that he punches a female officer – plenty of male officers have been punched in the...

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