On Being A Woman

In light of recent political events, a story:

2 years ago, I took a class in which I was one of three females, and the ONLY female that attended class regularly. The class was called “Film: Form and Culture”. When analyzing a particular film, the professor asked me “Beverly, as a woman, what would you say is the female perspective of this film?” I answered him by saying “Well, neither I nor you can speak for half the human population, but if you are looking for my opinion as to how women were represented in the film, I’d say…”
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