Tag Archives: Sexism

Film Review: The Apartment ~ Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine (1960)

Billy Wilder, the director, cast a satirical eye over the sleaze and corruption of office work in New York. In the hands of another director it could have been very dark. The fundamental misogyny of American life at that time … Continue reading

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Women of the French Resistance 1940-45

After France was crushed, resistance to the German conquerors came from two principal sources: Communists and the Gaullist Free French. French women were critical to the entire resistance movement as they exploited their femininity. Women moved messages and small arms … Continue reading

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A Hedy Lamarre quip

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. Chris

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A pre-natal class

The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands. “Gentlemen remember you’re in this together. It wont hurt you to go walking with your wife. In fact the shared experience is good for both of you.” The room suddenly … Continue reading

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