Consideration of my tendency to portray strong women characters brought me to see what other women are saying about the life of women today. What I discovered was not always heartening. Take, for example, Laura Bates’ blog, Everyday Sexism, where the statistics she researched show how few women occupy ministerial or judiciary positions, while reports of rape and domestic violence are recorded every few minutes. She comments on the complicity of women in the perpetuation of chauvinism, something I also see all too often. See the Guardian article, Enough is Enough, on the success of her blog.
I’m so glad came across Eléonore Pourriat’s short film, Oppressed Majority: the film about a world run by women that went viral. Brilliant.