The subject of a painting I’mnworking on now is women of color marching/protesting. The Inspiration my disappointment with #metoome movement.
The members of #metoo got their “screen time” then moved on. The #metoo movement may as well be a union, like the Actors Guild. Why didn’t they keep pushing?
I wonder how these movement members treat the women they encounter day to day? The office workers, the store workers, the nannies?
And what about the women who work behind the big screen? The make-up crew, the camera crew, the caterers?
And oh yeah, don’t forget the Hollywood moms. Wealthy women who got busted trying to buy a place in prestigious colleges and universities for their kids!
Perhaps they feared the daughters and sons of the behind the scene workers were as smart as their children. Or smarter than them. And the only way to preserve their fairy tale was to secure a place in academia. A place where their children would never have to compete and face the humiliation of being bested by the offspring of the makeup woman or the head chef.
This is what I’ve taken away: Sisterhood is powerful, but only to a point.
It works onscreen, but not so well when Fate and Chance write and direct.
Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers…a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.