Archive for the ‘feminism’ Category

Case in Point: Anna May Wong

August 15, 2007

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Racism and sexism are simply institurionalized lies. Case in point – Anna May Wong.

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New Girl in the Office

August 15, 2007

New Girl in the Office
Run Time 13:58 (work safe)

Mary Newton is the new girl in the office. The big boss takes her in to meet Ed Asner who needs a hand in his department–bad. He’s mighty glad to meet Mary until she walks into the room. Oh my God, she’s colored! Ed’s not the only one who gives Mary the cold shoulder. Kit, the boss’ secretary decides she doesn’t want to work with the colored girl, and threatens to quit. We assume she is not just feigning racism to cover up for the fact that she is sick of the boss yelling when she arrives a little late for work, “You’d better hurry, my coffee’s getting cold!”

Fortunately the men have everything under control, and are able to wrangle the girls into accepting the new girl. This is good because it is Mary’s dream to work in a secretarial pool, where she can gaze up admiringly at the glass ceiling instead of having to scrub it.

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Are You Popular?

August 9, 2007

Are You Popular?

A “social guidance” film from post-war America, brought to you by the Prelinger Archives.

I remember these films from school. Everyone I knew laughed at these things. Laughed? “Shrieked” would be a more apt description.

One can only ponder how they might have been an influence on the beat and hippie movement.