Earlier this month, KidsForShe had a screening of On the Basis of Sex. We invited young girls from after-school centers like MASA in the Bronx and they gave us excellent feedback and left the theater thinking about their future careers. One of them wanted to be a psychologist, another an engineer. It was amazing to see young girls thinking about their opportunities after dedicating less than two hours of their Saturday to an educational and inspiring film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Movies are an easy and fun way to get people to think. They get them to think about what they want to do with their lives, or about what they have done in the past that they may now see is wrong. Movies make us cry and laugh and gasp, but most importantly, they catalyze conversations.
Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the luxury of seeing a movie and having an enlightening conversation. This is why we have to support movements like the #CaptainMarvelChallene, an initiative that wants to get young girls to see the Captain Marvel movie when it comes out this International Women’s Day. The movie’s hero is played by Brie Larson and the film will probably instigate conversations about gender roles and how powerful women can be.
The #CaptainMarvelChallenge is a great way to help inspire young girls so if you want to donate to their cause, hare is the link to their GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/cause/captain-marvel-challenge.
If you want to learn more about the challenge, here is an article by CNN: https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/01/25/entertainment/captain-marvel-fundraising-for-girls-trnd/index.html