Betsy and Kate discuss their impressions of the Barbie movie, some Barbie history, and the empowerment of modern women in a patriarchal society. They highlight some powerful quotes and themes from the movie and how it resonated with them. They also welcome some much younger guests (3 tweens ages 10 and 11) to share their impressions and inspirations.
- The recently released Barbie movie and its exploration of themes around patriarchy and redefining femininity.
- The historical context of the creation of Barbie by a woman, co-founder of Mattell, Ruth Handler in 1959.
- Several themes from the movie that we’ve been talking about routinely on this podcast:
- Why it’s impossible to be a woman in a patriarchal society
- Getting out of the box
- The importance (and sometimes challenge) of really feeling your feelings
- We bravely bring on 3 “tweens” (Betsy’s daughter and her friends) and ask them their impressions of the movie. It was both hilarious and slightly chaotic! But we loved that they seemed to really get the underlying “themes”.
Books mentioned today:
Written by Carol Gilligan
Written by Elizabeth Lesser
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