The absence of women in history is man made.
SO MUCH THIS
Plus, can we talk about how big a baby these two men must be (and the men around them) for them to throw a snit over being struck out. Poor guys, guess they didn’t like being shown to be less “manly” than they pretended to be.
We demonstrate that we’re better that a man at a thing and how do these guys react? Ban any woman from playing against a man in the thing she’s better than him at
Thus the misogynistic douchebags out there can keep on pretending that we’re ‘Weaker’ or ‘Inferior’ by not even letting us TRY to demonstrate otherwise
While the context and narrative itself sets up obstacles, the film often uses visuals to help express Clarice’s status in the order of things. A recurring visual motif is Clarice surrounded by taller men, dwarfed and brought down by their stature. Yes, Jodie Foster is a short woman, just a few inches over five feet, but the film often exaggerates that discrepancy to express her challenge in overcoming a patriarchal society that literally looks down on her. […]
The film camera also never objectifies Clarice. Throughout the film she is presented as an object of the male gaze by the characters in the narrative, but the camera does not assume this perspective of the male look until the end of the film. It’s at this point then that Clarice punishes and banishes the male gaze for objectifying her. [x]