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Spoiling James Bond, a family pattern

Action Against Sexism by Feminist Agent:

When I was young, I used to enjoy watching James Bond movies with my family. But my father would always spoil our pleasure with negative comments: a man in the military, he would highlight and explain how unrealistic the action stunts and spy games were.

Now I do spoil my family’s pleasure of watching James Bond movies: a feminist woman, I highlight how unrealistic and stereotyped the portrayal of women is…

 

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The Unthinkable

Action Against Sexism by Auntie:

I was discussing with my 17-year old nephew his plans for the future, namely his wishes to study management and to work abroad. He also mentioned his desire to marry a woman from his community. I asked him what he would do if his wife didn’t share his dream to live abroad. He jokingly replied: “well, she will be under my control, so…”.

Then I asked him what he would do if he was offered a nice work opportunity in Singapore, while his wife was offered a nicer opportunity, with a better salary, in Washington: who would be “in control” then, and who would adjust to the other one?

He admitted he didn’t have an answer. I guess he still has few years more to think about it!