"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Feminist Singalong: "Sister Suffragette"


Kelly said...

HA! Love it!

amy said...

Sadly, the lesson of the movie was that Mrs. Banks was spending all her time with the suffragettes, rather than attending to her motherly duties, and the happy ending could only occur when she gave up her evil feminist practices and became a devoted wife and mother.

Tracey said...

You know, I never, ever interpreted the movie this way. I don't know if the message is more overt in the book, but I always felt like the movie was much more critical of Mr. Banks and his seriousness and stuffiness than it was of Mrs. Banks and her activities. Especially since she seemed so much more tender to the children all along and wasn't required to go through some sort of wake-up call in order to loosen up like Mr. Banks did.

Or maybe I'm just deluding myself into thinking this, since it's one of my favorite movies of all time.