Permit me a moment’s foray into another relevant realm within the social justice world. I am a big believer in the connectivity of the broader movement toward a more just and decent society.
Today I had the privilege of seeing this movie in Vancouver today. It is very well made, thoughtful, and more importantly, thought-provoking. Who among us is immune to being sexist in some form? What is media telling girls and women they should be? (hot, sexy, skinny, a model.) What is media telling boys and men they should be? (president, CEO, crime fighter, gangster.) The media’s forceful not to mention limited portrayal of these gender roles has come to define what society expects from us, and what we even expect from ourselves.