Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Half the Sky

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I felt as if the usage of celebrities in the film was clever. I was convinced based on their performances that the actresses seemed very moved and inspired by the women shown in the film. The usage of America Ferrera and Olivia Wilde will not only, I think, bring money to the cause, but also publicity. The usage of such popular American actresses should really be effective in the getting the message of abused women around the world.

Half the Sky really was almost a smack in the face to American women in showing us just how lucky we all are, for the most part. For the most part again, each of us can set out in life to accomplish anything we set our minds to. We can venture out daily without any sort of rational fear. We, as American women, can depend on the idea that none of our family members are going to sell our bodies to sex traffickers. I don’t think any of us, man, woman, or child, realize just how lucky we truly are.

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