Oppressed Majority – Powerful Short Film on Sexism Through Reversal [vid]

OPPRESSED MAJORITY (Majorité Opprimée English), by Eleonore Pourriat I just watched this short movie (10 min) on YouTube, in which the everyday sexism against women is expressed through a...
OPPRESSED MAJORITY (Majorité Opprimée English), by Eleonore Pourriat

I just watched this short movie (10 min) on YouTube, in which the everyday sexism against women is expressed through a reversal in which men are the “oppressed majority.”  I write about gender a lot and I suspect a lot of men have a hard time appreciating on a deep level what women experience on a daily basis, mostly because men simply don’t ever experience it.  And I do mean on a daily basis – while this movie includes a sexual assault that is not in the day-to-day life of every individual woman, for women this (and worse) happens every few minutes on a global scale.  But the smaller, more pervasive and incessant matters are brilliant as well – women running shirtless, telling the man to “keep smiling,” and making kissy noises for his attention while he’s strolling with his baby, for whom he is most certainly the primary care-taker, as well as nearly all the authorities being women and the cop reading back the account of the attack… really brilliant expression.

 

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A 100 lb. (46 kg) female Muay Thai fighter. Originally I trained under Kumron Vaitayanon (Master K) and Kaensak sor. Ploenjit in New Jersey. I then moved to Thailand to train and fight full time in April of 2012, devoting myself to fighting 100 Thai fights, as well as blogging full time. Having surpassed 100, and then 200, becoming the westerner with the most fights in Thailand, in history, my new goal is to fight an impossible 471 times, the historical record for the greatest number of documented professional fights (see western boxer Len Wickwar, circa 1940), and along the way to continue documenting the Muay Thai of Thailand in the Muay Thai Library project: see patreon.com/sylviemuay

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