A picture tells 1000 words, and films are the equivalent of a direct injection into the collective consciousness.
That's why so many films show the mandatory female SERVICING the male, or otherwise set up plot lines where the independent female is murdered or raped. These images are a virtual constant in mass media.
And this is evidently why:
"Her article came on the heels of a USC study showing that only 1.9% of directors of the top-grossing 100 films of 2013 and 2014 were made by women. That means 98.1% of America’s top studio features are coming from the perspective of men."
Add in Anita Sarkeesian's experience of death threats for bringing attention to the now common imagery in video games where again, violence done to women is not only part of the plot-line; it's added to sexually excite young males. With this type of conditioning starting during adolescence, when adult sexuality is just in formative stages, violence will become coupled with sex in lots of young males' experiences.
... Just what the U.S. rape culture needs!
It's also appalling that there's a new genre of films where women star as the leading military assassins or skilled killers.
I'd like to see a political cartoon where the first frame has a young, attractive woman smoking a cigarette (as Edward Bernays utilized), and the second frame would have a sexy woman "smoking" someone with a giant gun of some sort. The caption for both would read: "You've come a long way, baby."
Dangerous, often destructive habits (ones that suit Mars and the warrior ethos) are being projected onto females as positive virtues and ways to demonstrate independence. In reality, these images subsume females into the martial web that Mars rules/patriarchy built. They also happen to be behaviors that are deadly to body and soul (of self or other).