Last week, Kim Voynar wrote a great column for Movie City News about one of our recent CRM releases, the documentary What’s Your Point Honey? (now available on iTunes and Jaman). The doc got Kim thinking about women’s issues in general, especially with regard to politics. From her article:
And when you hear both kids and adults in a film like What’s Your Point, Honey? discussing gender roles, and the likelihood that a woman will ever be president, you have to start to wonder where the ideas being expressed by the subjects have their roots. When one of the Cosmogirl interns has dinner with her family and discusses her experiences there, you can feel her buried frustration as her older family members of both sexes perpetuate this head-patting sense of “Oh, isn’t that cute, she thinks a woman her age could really be president by 2024,” and yet, in spite of whatever sense of empowerment her internship has given her, she mostly bites her tongue. I so wanted to see her stand up at the table and go off on a rambling rant to her family about how their attitude towards her and her ideas is condescending and indicative of how deeply gender stereotypes are ingrained, even in families that support, generally, the idea that their daughters are smart and talented and able to achieve whatever goals they might set for themselves.