Watch the film, Iron Jawed Angels and write 500-word opinion piece (that’s about two double-spaced pages). Do not recap the film or the clip (I’ve seen them) but write a thoughtful commentary on how we think about gender, human rights, and social change today. In doing so, you might consider which character you most identify with and why and how we put contemporary voter suppression, mostly along racial, ethnic, gendered, and socio-economic lines together with suffrage.
Write in your own voice, modeling the persuasiveness of a newspaper op-ed or commentary,
You will be evaluated on the sophistication and depth of your response, your ability to make connections to the present, your attention to intersectionality, and the quality of your writing.
Include a creative title!
THEMES TO CONSIDER
· What were the most important takeaways or perspectives for you?
· How did this historical context inform your current understanding of feminism, gender injustice, and social change?
· What does it say when different groups have different priorities or strategies even when they share similar goals?
· If access to the vote is not your primary concern today, why not? Lack of interest in voting? OR little reason to think you will be impacted? What do we make of intersectionality here? And what is a bigger concern for you? And what are the intersectionality gender implications of your primary concern?
Link for the video