Thursday, December 10, 2015

Second Social Justice Event: Suffragette

In early November, I went to go see Suffragette, which was . When I got into the theatre it was interesting to see others around me. It was interesting because others found an interest in a movie that is complete based on women suffrage. 

Suffragette is based in early 20th-century Britain. The film is about the growing suffragette movement changing the lives of women forever. The women in the film take part in the early feminist movement in which they need to pursue in a dangerous game against the increasingly brutal state.

After watching the movie, I went home and thought about the ways in which this movie connects to the discussions in our class. After going through articles and notes, I found that the movies connects with Johnson’s article, Privilege, Power and Difference, and also with the theme of feminism.

In Johnson’s article, Privilege, Power and Difference, he talks writes that we are all part of the problem, and that us individuals really don't understand that we are the problem. But, then he goes on to say this: “The trouble is rooted in a legacy we all inherited, and while we’re here, it belongs to us. It isn’t our fault. I wasn't caused by something we did or didn’t do…it’s up to us to decide how we’re going to deal with before we collectively pass it along to the generations that will follow ours.” Johnson is basically saying that we as people need to make the right choices because it will affect incoming generations.

Now, this article applies to Suffragette because that’s exactly what these women did. They chose to become part of a feminist movement would greatly affect the futures outcome.

Also, this film connects with the theme of feminism. The theme of feminism can be described in many ways; however, according to the film feminism is a “push.” It’s a path that people tread to make things right in society.

The film connects to feminism because that’s what the film is about. In the film women push to make things fair and just for themselves. They believe they deserved more respect and that’s exactly what they fought for.

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