Hidden Figures: Movie Analysis

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No woman should have to suffer from discrimination just because they wear skirts. Ruby Oberhardt explains the many ways women are discriminated against.
Imagine being a women and being constantly overruled by the male population. Never given the hope of doing what they desire.
I recently watched the movie ‘hidden figures’. This movie is a good example of women breaking through in the male dominated domain of engineering and mathematics.
Director Theodore Melfi has created a mind blowing and very interesting film about three African American women that worked for NASA in the 1960s during the space race against Russia.
Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) are three strong and
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And how is it that we are still undervalued? That is nearly half of people in the workforce and yet still we are not payed equally.
According to Workplace Gender Equality Agency a proportion of all employees, 24.8% are women working full-time.
Would you believe 21.6% are women working part-time and that the full-time average weekly ordinary earnings for women are 16% less than for men. Yet many so many people believe there is no issue with women in the workforce.
When watching Hidden Figures my eyes were drawn to the obvious amount of sexism that existed at this time as portrayed through the movie. Take Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) for example she had to go to court to be allowed to attend an all male university class to take engineering. When the teacher mentioned that they do not have a women curriculum and Mary replied with “well I imagine it’s the same as teaching a man”.
I believe this showed a great amount courage for women and showed that women can stand up for themselves and do have a voice and don’t just stand back and watch men treat them horribly.
Whilst many Campaigns have been implemented to avoid sexism in the younger generation one of these campaigns is the #belikeher campaign by
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