A few months ago, my 16-year-old daughter and I posted our conversation about the movie She Said on this blog, and several readers encouraged us to do the same thing for other topics! That meant a lot to us, so here’s a transcripted version of our latest chat. It’s about the popular 2022 nonfiction book by NBC News correspondent Ali Vitali titled Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet. Our discussion has been edited for length and clarity, and as in our previous convo, I’m denoted by F. A. D. (Feminist Asian Dad) and my daughter by J. J. for 姐姐 (Pinyin: jiĕ jie), which means older sister in Chinese.Continue reading “Feminist Asian Dad and Daughter Read Ali Vitali’s Book “Electable””
Save Partner Track
This blog post includes minor spoilers.
Ars Gratia Artis! roars MGM Studios’ famous big kitty. The Latin phrase translates to “Art for Art’s Sake” – a work of art has value just because it exists as the expression of its creator. I can appreciate that, but I’d prefer Ars Gratia Transformationis, “Art for Change’s Sake” – works of art are even more beautiful when they provoke viewers and listeners to self-reflection and growth, changing themselves and making change around them. Many a TV and movie studio presents itself as a champion of one or both of these virtues.
Yet I can’t help but think that if studios, networks, and streaming services were being really honest, they would confess that they’re most driven by Ars Gratia Pecuniae, “Art for Money’s Sake.” Ultimately, though they may talk about creating art that touches lives and impacts society, when push comes to shove, that gives way to the bottom line – profit.Continue reading “Save Partner Track”
Feminist Asian Dad and Daughter Watch the New Film “She Said”
CW: This post covers topics related to rape and sexual assault.
After my 16-year-old daughter and I watched the new movie She Said, we had thoughts! Here’s a transcripted rendition of our conversation, edited for length and clarity. I’m F. A. D. (Feminist Asian Dad) and my daughter is denoted by the moniker J. J. for the Chinese term for older sister, 姐姐 (Pinyin: jiĕ jie). Minor spoilers ahead.Continue reading “Feminist Asian Dad and Daughter Watch the New Film “She Said””