Wednesday, March 2, 2011

No Strings Attached Movie Clip "Period Mix" Official (HD)

I saw "No Strings Attached" a couple days ago and this clip made me think about Fausto-Sterlings article. I was surprised that the directors chose to portray women as being so incapacitated during their periods. At one point, Ashton Kutcher even spoon feeds Natalie Portman soup as if she's incapable of doing it herself at this time of the month. Although it reduces the stigma, somewhat, since Ashton Kutcher seems so comfortable with it, more than anything I felt it made periods seem like a "disease" as we were discussing in class. These professional female doctors were reduced to scrounging for cupcakes and being spoon-fed by their boyfriends because they were menstruating.

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