Trigger warning: Sexual Assault
Eleonore Pourriat’s short film presents a world reversed.
The ten minute film literally reverses the sexist paradigm, presenting women as the one’s in control, placing them in the position of the sexist, misandrist, and cat-calling characters and a young, stay-at-home Dad who suffers through these injustices and one account of sexual assault after defending himself from a gang of jeering women.
Every small detail bespeaks the misogyny which rules our modern society, despite its role reversal; Pourriat’s film raises all the right questions and it’s about time society answered them honestly.
Beyoncé’s music has always had a feminist quality to it; and now we’re being treated to a magazine article written by Queen B herself.
Writing as part of the Shriver Report, Beyoncé states:
We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet.
Beyoncé, moreover, calls for both men and women to strive for gender and sexual equality.
Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender.
Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? These old attitudes are drilled into us from the very beginning. We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up, gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.
Read the whole of Beyoncé’s work here: http://shriverreport.org/gender-equality-is-a-myth-beyonce/