Barbie: Feminist Win or Setback?

Aug 4, 2023


This week, writer-researcher Meenakshi Thirukode joins us for a deep dive into Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie,’ its feminism, its flaws, and how we engage with cinema under capitalism (read: the Mattel-Marvel industrial complex).

This is the first episode for this month’s theme of ‘feminist blockbusters,’ where we debate the impact of commercial hit films that have been considered big wins for feminism. ‘Respectfully Disagree’ is The Swaddle Team’s very own podcast series, in which we get together to discuss and dissect the issues we passionately differ on.


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