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  •  I agree with your take, (1+ / 0-)
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    chimene

    but did you see Brave?  That movie was very sexist in my opinion - and I wrote a fandango.com review to express my opinion.  That was a Pixar movie.

    The men in the movie had the freedom to do anything at all they wanted.  Be slobs, rough, loud, anything.  I mean, those men were crude.  Yet the women had to be perfect.  The female "heroine" was "liberated" in winning the right not to get married at that particular time, or at all, and to marry a man of her choosing someday if desired.  But the other highly sexist aspect of the movie was not refuted at all.  It disturbed me to think of the children who might have internalized as appropriate the relative freedom of men and women as portrayed in that movie.

    "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." -- JC, Matthew 6:24

    by Chi on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 02:09:22 PM PDT

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    •  umm, we really liked Brave, because the princess' (2+ / 0-)
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      rebellion against the expectations of her MEDIEVAL WORLD was pretty successful.

      at that time, and in that part of the world, that kind of suppression and circumscribing of possibilities was pretty usual for females who happened to be unlucky enough to be at the top of the social pile. their lives really were confined to being the symbols of property transfers, and breeding stock. (slightly better food, and pretty clothes don't really balance the increased dangers of absolutely mandatory child-bearing--- with medieval medicos in attendance! eek!)

      even peasant girls had SOME more control over the details of their lives, and women in the cities and towns where the middle class was forming had lots more options than your average noblewoman.

      "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

      by chimene on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:17:08 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah, I get it about the time setting; (1+ / 0-)
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        but my point is they did not refute the other sexism in the movie. So the age group that saw it might have thought it was okay. They would not know the historical context anyway. I think an opportunity to address that should have been taken.  After all, there are no such things as queens turning into bears either - so clearly they took some artistic license with reality/history.

        "No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." -- JC, Matthew 6:24

        by Chi on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 06:08:35 AM PDT

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