Miss Representation9:37 AM
This was not an all woman, lambaste men documentary, well in my oppinion anyway. I see it as a call to arms for women to think outside the box that we were conditioned to exist in and to pursue jobs and roles that were not held by women. This documentary brought to my attention that perhaps the reason men "hold" women back is because they don't know how to perceive a strong, smart woman. It is easy to put women in a box but what if exist outside their box. Does it make men uncomfortable?
During the discussion after the screening, one woman pointed out that it is not a matter of men and women, it is about having self-confidence. When she said that, everything clicked into place for me. If a man or woman is self-confident, they would not feel threatened by the gains of others, in fact they are more likely to support and encourage the person. Also, the roles of men and women are so ingrained in our societies that it is hard for the majority to be strong enough to accept change.
To end at last, great documentary, check out the Miss Representation site, a lot of good stuff and for my part, I will try to put out more post that will encourage thought in you and debate is always great.
If you have seen the film, leave a comment and let me know what you thought of it.