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The Contender and whatnot [Feb. 12th, 2004|01:39 am]


[music |Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey's Song)-Buddy Jewel]

While the movie's look into the opposition women face in their quest for success, I'm not really sure that I felt The Contender fit with our collective. It did bring up some issues, such as how a woman's sexual past is much more likely to come back to haunt them than a man in the same position.

If anything the movie served to really solidify my belief that this election year is important for women, both on the local and national levels. I would like to see our collective take some active role in the election process. Perhaps some something more along the lines of an "activist" project. While I think it is important to look at women in politics as participants ( lawmakers, etc), I don't think we can ignore the power of voting and the average woman. Something like the get out her vote campaign may be a good way to get involved.

On a somewhat unrelated note, are we supposed to post our research? If so let me know and I'll make sure to add it before class.