Of course that felt feminist at the time. There was a high-powered female boss, a young upstart smart enough to execute a plan like this, and of course, she got the job. and he. For many women, it feels valuable to see what they’ve experienced when they’ve been harassed or lowered expectations in the workplace portrayed on the big screen. However, feminism has changed a lot since 1988, and the reboot of the film will have to make some changes to really work in modern times.
Let’s start by mentioning how very white this film is. Make all the arguments you want about the title being a product of its time, but that kind of conclusion won’t fly right now, nor should it. Women’s career struggles and other genders and people of color should absolutely be addressed here.
We also have to deal with acceptable (if gross) behavior compared to now. For example, it is much more common to ask a former secretary to do personal tasks such as dry cleaning or house keeping. Katharine was doing what a lot of male bosses did back then, which was looking at a woman working in a lower position in the company and assuming it was okay to ask them to do chores. If the secretary had been a man, that would have been unlikely. It wasn’t okay back then, but people ignored it because of that tired old argument about them being “products of the times”.
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