Monday, November 30, 2015

Feminism in the US

CNN aired a documentary on the Seventies.  As part of the series, feminism in the US was covered and footage from US TV news from that era was aired.  It is rather stunning--but not really--how sarcastic and condescending and insulting US media coverage was of the women's movement at the time.  And the men in suit saw no irony of their gendered coverage of women in the US.  It was quite disgusting.  And the series never made an attempt to deconstruct the nature of the coverage of the time.