Mondays. The beginning of a week. Often, the day that most students wish didn’t exist.
My Monday was pretty good. During class, I couldn’t stop talking while we were sharing our interviews. I was so proud and happy to be sharing my mom’s (and my own) views on feminism that I completely forgot that I was supposed to be stepping back, and I talked. A lot.
It was also really eye-opening and inspiring to learn about everybody else’s mothers (as the majority of the class did interview their respective mothers) and see that they share many of the same views.
It differed from country to country, but there was a lot of common ground, I thought.
Later in the day, for an evening activity, we watched the film Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hilary Swank. I was much more impressed with Vera Farmiga’s supporting role in the film, myself. On the whole, it was a really good movie that brought to mind what I really think of when I think of true feminism: the suffrage movement, and the struggle for equal rights. That’s a feminism I can be proud of.
Monday was probably the most eye opening day of this entire course so far, and I’m really glad we did what we did.