Barbie, Mom, and Me

Much ink has already been spilled on the meaning and power of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, and I could write hundreds of words about my love for its sharp satire and dazzling visuals, or the film’s critique of toxic masculinity and its compassion for men. Like so many others, I wore pink to see the movie on opening weekend and got misty-eyed at the sisterhood I felt with the little girls and old ladies wearing pink too. 

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Among Catholics the impossible ideal is even worst. Women should copy the virgin Mary and have children.

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That sounds perfectly normal and healthy.

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