gender equality

The struggle for gender equality and particularly the emancipation of women is one of the most insiprational movements for human equality. Women continue to struggle for equality. Women and children are disproportionally represented among the poor and the excluded.

Pitch Perfect 2 – Feminist Storytelling

Pitch Perfect 2 promo

Warning, this one has some plot spoilers. Pitch Perfect 2, is a great dose of quirky, catchy and exuberant musical fun. And just for fun here are the Barden Bellas with their re-mix of Just the Way You Are from the first Pitch Perfect movie.   But this fun movie has a serious message, not…

Belle

Belle poster

Humans are complex beings.  The movie “Belle” (director Amma Assante) explores human complexity, particularly as it manifests in everyday human relationships. The movie is set in the late eighteenth century at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.  Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the central character of the movie.  She was born into…

Oppression of Women: Gender Apartheid

Full equality of men and women has not been achieved anywhere in the world.   What has been achieved has taken a century and a half.  In some parts of the world, women’s rights are so comprehensively denied that comparisons with apartheid are inadequate to capture the depth of deprivation.