Friday, November 20, 2015

Sufferagette the movie.....

I watched a movie for one of my classes in gender culture. The movie was about British suffragist in 1912. The main Character was Watts. Watts was against the action of the suffragist because she didn't want to embarrasses her husband. Later on in the movie she embraces it and join Mrs Pankhurst on her journey to fulfill women rights to vote.Mrs Pankhurst was a idol to the women she directed secret meeting where women will get together and preach for their rights and reason why they should have it.

 The movie Showed in Detail how women were treated in work environments and how their pay was far less then the males. the women made 13 shillings a week while the men made 19. Daughters didn't really have a great childhood because they were working along side their mothers. Men had complete custody of the children after the divorce. What was crazy in the movie was that the father divorced the mother for being harassed by the law enforcement. Later on giving the son away for adoption. This actually happened women had no rights over their kids and men worked to many hours a day to be a proper care giver for the child and see it as a burden so gives the child up for adoption. In attempts to gain their right to vote they blew up mail boxes around the town including the ministers house. I could barely open my eyes for the scene where the suffragist were brought into jail and starved themselves. Doing this the prison had to take drastic measures and had to perform force feeding which is very dangerous and harmful for the body.

 Unfortunately the ending of the movie was sad but unfortunately their goal to be on media to show how they are treated and endorse women right to vote."In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause."

Two course themes that would connect to this event would be "People Like Us" by Nicholas Krisoff that talks about how America has the assumption to being "The land of the free", but not so free. America was Always looked at as an escape for a new life a place where freedom existed, where you can have birth to children in the U.S creating a citizen giving your child as much freedom as everyone else. Connects to this film and I felt like it should be added to this because the unfair wages women were given compared to men. Also showed in the movie were signs of Royalty. Where the King of Britain was looked upon and cherished. The women's goal were to get his attention so he can support their rebellion.

Have you ever watched a film related to a topic like this? If so what was it.

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