Why The Barbie Movies’ Feminism 101 Matters

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The Barbie movies’ feminism 101 is more important than most people are recognizing. We explore the ways in which the Barbie movie is a vehicle to spoon feed easy-to-understand feminism to the masses – many of whom haven’t been exposed to feminist theory or thought it did not apply to them. Barbie is making people think twice about how they’ve been negatively affected by the patriarchy. At a time when US politics are becoming more restrictive for women and minority groups, this movie might just be the Trojan horse we need to open some minds.

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Sources for Why The Barbie Movies’ Feminism 101 Matters

Why America Ferrera’s ‘Barbie’ monologue resonates with women (NBC News, Kalhan Rosenblatt, July 24, 2023)

Barbie Is This Generation’s Feminist Movie (Refinery29, Patricia Karounos, July 24, 2023)

No, Barbie Isn’t a Feminist Manifesto—And That’s Okay (Vogue, Riann Phillip, July 26, 2023)

Is ‘Barbie’ anti-man? I won’t see the movie, but I will definitely yell about it! (USA Today, Rex Huppke, July 20, 2023)

We Shouldn’t Have to Grade Barbie on a Curve (Vulture, Alison Willmore, July 18, 2023)

I’m A Man – And The ‘Anti-Men’ Criticisms Of Barbie Are Hilariously Wrong (Grazia UK, Ben Travis, July 28, 2023)

Barbie Has a Lot to Say About Men. But It’s Not Anti-Male. (Men’s Health, Evan Romano, July 25, 2023)

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