A new feature from the 'Your Own Voice: Gender Experience & Perspective' Podcast, Gender Lens Reviews look a popular movies and TV shows from a gender perspective. This episode features a review of Schitt's Creek. I love this show, both for the beautiful way it handles gender, sexuality and love...and because it is just plain funny!
V identifies as a black woman, a student and a creative (pronouns: she/her). V shared about dealing with the ‘angry black woman’ stereotype, and pushing back against the expectation to minimize her presence in the world. As someone who works in human resources, V also talked about navigating gender and race in the workplace, and ways everyone can contribute to ending violence against women.
Elle identifies as an activist, a feminist, a woman, and an Arab Lebanese-American (pronouns: she/her). This interview took place a few days before Super Tuesday 2020 and we got political; covering topics from women running for office and gender in politics, to women working on the front line of immigration reform. Elle also talked about the importance of ‘building your tribe’ and being in community.
Sofia identifies as an American woman of South Asian heritage, as a child of immigrants, and in lighter situations as a ‘brown woman’. Sofia uses she/her pronouns . Among other things we discussed dealing with anger and gender inequality, being a women in comedy, navigating fear of failure, and what it means to celebrate women and girls.
Camille identifies as a woman and uses she/her pronouns. She discussed growing up as a woman of color in the deep south under ‘Jim Crow’ law, and dealing with gender and race. Camille also touched upon the challenges of ageism, and navigating gender, race and age.
The second of a two-part series exploring things that people in the US can do to make a change around gender. Responses ranged from the use of terms and language, engaging in advocacy, getting outside of our bubbles, calling out harmful myths, and talking about things that make us uncomfortable.
The second of a two-part series, sharing responses to the question, “What do you think is possible today, given the current conversation around gender, that wasn’t possible a few years ago?” In Part II we hear personal stories about new possibilities that span the gender spectrum. In particular, how differently this upcoming generation approaches gender roles, identity, orientation and expression.
After six months of one-on-one interviews, I’m taking a step back and sharing responses to the question “What do you think is possible in the current conversation about gender that was not possible even a few years ago?” Possibilities Part I explores accountability and awareness in the post #MeToo era. The next episode, Part II, will explore issues related to gender identity, expression, and orientation and the many generational changes underway.