Examples Of Sexism In Willma 8

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Introduction The film shows a story of eight women who stood up against discrimination against gender. They were angered by the way they were treated in their workplace. This article will cover the similarity of the film and what we learnt. We will relate the present day society, beliefs, sexism and how it prevails. The Willmar movie will help us to understand how sexual discrimination prevailed and what has changed. Willmar 8 strike happened years ago but started what is still being worked on, and what several people are benefitting from. It is a reflection of what motivated and how war against sexism started, since it is not over but just camouflaged. How Women are portrayed in the film The film shows 8 women who were discriminated just…show more content…
At its state it is reporting an incident leaving many conclusions to be made about the incident. The director of the documentary Lee Grant directs the film differently. He introduced it and left the important parts to be covered by the participants of the Willmar 8 strike. To obtain a better feministic approach the documentary should have introduced a contrasting theories, managers and views by the public. The documentary should have been framed to address sexism because it was the issue in the Willmar 8. The presentation only focuses on the incidences of the Willmar 8 without addressing the underlying issue comprehensively and that was sexism or discrimination according to gender. For instance we do not see a scene that has been dedicated to scholarly interpretation of the incidences though the aims or objectives of the strikes were covered. Lee grunt would have treated these strike as a society outcry that should be studied and implications of its occurrence be studied in details including its occurrence elsewhere and economic, social and political implications of the causes of Willmar 8…show more content…
It was wide than just the salary increments to equate them. The Willmar 8 served as eye opening to the culture, society structures, a traditional family set up, plight of women before several society aspects and the way they handled them. Ironically, the Willmar’s Citizens national underpaid women while there was a law the equal pay act of 1963 prohibiting unequal payment to women and men. When the women filed their case at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the case was ruled in their favor but they were not compensated due to the task, NLRB terming the strike as economical. However, they still lost their jobs. This ironical incidence did not amount to the purposes of creating both the EOCC and NLRB. Therefore, the society did not have awareness of the women plight of women in the society and tended to embrace sexism
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