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The F Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:44 am    Post subject: The F Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist? Reply with quote

Holy jumpin'! CBC is actually even at this moment airing a documentary on feminism, in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day (which is Saturday).

And it's actually not too bad. A bit 101-ish, but it's got some good info and quite a strong lineup of feminists. Including, yay, Peggy Nash! I love Peggy Nash. And lots of Susan Faludi. Excellent.

Although including Christina Hoff Summers? Really? Sigh. Why not get someone from REAL Women on too?

Info here: The F Word: Who Wants to be a Feminist?. It's on again tomorrow night, and I expect it will be online soon. Worth watching.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just watched it, and thought it was pretty good. I liked the treatment of Hoff Summers. She got to say her piece (she differs from REAL Women in that she calls herself a feminist, so I can understand the inclusion of someone who's wearing the label, rather than including an anti-feminist for the sake of "balance") but because the message of the documentary fell strongly on the side of no, we don't have equality, and plus Canada is actually seeing a reversal of gains, and any factual information presented supported that, her opinions didn't come across as credible. It was easy to snort derisively and move on.

There's another recent documentary, local (to me), Menocracy. Haven't watched it yet.
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