Find an interesting documentary on Netflix neither of you have seen.
Similar to my Youtube post, I am taking a different approach. I am pretty sure I am not the only one out there but we don't have Netflix. So this task is impossible for me. Instead I want to talk about a few documentary/films We've seen or want to see.
The Seen List
American History X - Link
We watched it based on the recommendation of our brother-in-law Mike. I will always trust his recommendation, except on comedy and horror. Horror because I just can't do it and American comedy is usually painful. Anyways, I can still hear the guys jaw cracking on the side-walk. I can feel the emotions, I can hear the Dad echo in the actions of people I know. I cringe in the similarities of people in situations I occasional am subjected too. This movie was made in 1998. Why have we not come further as a society?
Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada - Link
When Kevin applied for the job in Texas, I got a little worried. Texas is the worst state to live in for women's or gay rights. They have the least amount of Birth Control Options and decided to rule against the Supreme Court when it came to hand out Marriage certificates to Gay Couples. If we had to move there I would have to triple up on my research and became a lot more vocal. And then I watched this documentary and realized the same thing was happening in my own country just a couple hundred miles away. For people in Nova Scotia to get an abortion they have to drive hours, pay a high cash fee and deal with idiot protesters. I was heart-broken to discover that there are so many idiots still in our country.
[Tweet "to realized the same thing was happening in my own country just a couple hundred miles away #humanrights #canada @clutterboxblog #equality"] I wish I could find stats and everything but I am disappointed in the intolerance of Canada. Again I need to get myself more education and become more vocal. Status Quo Website.
Give Me Sex Jesus - Link
This was so interesting to me and so relatable. I have a hard time putting down how I feel about Purity Culture. The history is crazy, the reasoning behind it insane. Having my guilt shared and explained is so refreshing. I will get more words as time goes on but for now, watch it, share your thoughts and be honest.
The Unseen List
These are recommendations from an amazing friend in Calgary. She was the one who watched Status Quo with me and really introduced me to feminism. I have grown so much because of her.
Honour Diaries - Link
Several Muslim women activists discuss their stories and the state of women's rights in Muslim-majority nations.
India's Daughters - Link
is the story of the short life, and brutal gang rape and murder in Delhi in December 2012 of an exceptional and inspiring young woman.
Miss Representation - Link
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
Tough Guise - Link
A documentary on a teenager's experiences in the pressurized world of high school and masculinity as an openly LGBT individual.
To end I have two questions
Have you seen any of these?
And whether you have or haven't where do you stand?